WFDF Pick Decision Diagram Clarification

  • March 25, 2024 at 1:11 am #5484
    David Lu

    I am seeking clarification regarding the decision path that follows disc thrown -> completed yes -> affected position yes -> back to thrower -> accept/contested. I am not sure why when the pick call is accepted, the defender simply “catches up” and the offensive player doesn’t return to their position when the pick was called. It would seem to me that the repositioning parameters in both and 18.3.2 should both apply. It seems like it would generally be a big advantage to the defense to be able to catch up to a player who was likely in an open throwing lane to then be able to clog that lane from a stationary position. Thanks for helping out with this.

    April 1, 2024 at 5:16 pm #5486

    You are right, it is usually an advantage for the defense. That’s why you should avoid causing picks as an offensive player. I guess the rational for the defensive player catching up instead of “rewinding” play to the situation before the pick is that the former is just easier to achieve.

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