Telling the team/teammate to call a time-out

  • August 14, 2023 at 2:57 pm #4459
    Seckin Demirkol

    Hello Rueben,

    We recently discussed if it is allowed and/or within spirit to tell your team or teammate to take a time-out,either from the sidelines or as a player on the field. 
    There are many teams that use some other way to communicate this to the field either by saying “Burn one” or giving some other obscure name so that when their players hear that they can call a time-out. 
    20.3. states “After the pull only a thrower with possession of the disc may call a time-out.” but there is no specific mention for the situation I described. Is it okay to tell your teammate holding the disc to “take a time-out”?
    Thanks in advance!

    August 14, 2023 at 3:02 pm #4460
    Rueben Berg

    Non-players should not yell out any “Call”. This is because it may not be clear if a player has made the call, or if a non-player has made the call.

    For example, a person on the sideline should not yell out “Foul”, because then play may stop incorrectly.

    The same applies to “Time-out”.

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