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Disc into play after turnover

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4 months 3 weeks ago #1584 by lalondriz
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Hello! I would clarification on a rule regarding putting disc into play after a turnover.

8.5. After a turnover, and after the pull, the team that has gained possession of the disc must continue play without delay.
8.5.1. An offensive player must move at walking pace or faster to directly retrieve the disc and establish a pivot.
8.5.2. In addition to 8.5.1, after a turnover the offence must put the disc into play within the following time limits, if the disc did not become out-of-bounds, and the discs location is:
8.5.2.1. in the central zone – within ten (10) seconds of the disc coming to rest.
8.5.2.2. in an end zone - within twenty (20) seconds of the disc coming to rest.

8.5 indicates that we must put disc in play without delay, but can an offensive player stand over the disc for 10 seconds waiting for their team to set up since 8.5.2.1 indicates that we have 10 seconds to put into play? Or can the team on defense start the stall count since the player is standing over the disc?

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4 months 3 weeks ago #1585 by BenjiH
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8.5.2 says it is 'in addition to' 8.5.1.

So you always have to go at least at walking pace, and pick up the disc as soon as you get to it, as per 8.5.1. But, if you were for example right at the other end of the field, there is an ADDITIONAL requirement in 8.5.2 to do it within 10 or 20 seconds (which might mean going quite a bit faster than walking pace).

You can never stand over the disc like that.

But you also can't just start the stall count as a defender - see rule 8.5.3 and 8.5.4

Cheers,
Benji
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