GlossaryTerms and Definitions

TermDefinition
Affect the playA breach affects the play if it is reasonable to assume that the outcome of the specific play may have been meaningfully different had the breach not occurred....
Attacking end zoneThe end zone in which the team in question is currently attempting to score....
Best perspectiveThe most complete viewpoint available by a player that includes the relative position of the disc, ground, players and line markers involved in the play....
BrickAny pull that initially lands out-of-bounds, untouched by the receiving team....
CallA clearly audible statement that a foul, infraction, violation or injury has occurred. The following terms may be used: Foul, Travel, specific name of Marking Infraction, Violation (or specific name of Violation), Stall-Out, Technical and Injury....
Central ZoneThe area of the playing field, including the goal lines, but excluding the end zones and the perimeter lines....
CheckAction of a defensive player touching the disc to restart play....
Defending end zoneThe end zone in which the team in question is currently attempting to prevent the opposition from scoring....
Defensive playerAny player whose team is not in possession of the disc. ...
End zoneOne of the two areas at the end of the playing field where teams can score a goal by catching the disc there....
Establish a pivotAfter a turnover, the pivot point is defined, and the thrower establishes a pivot by placing a part of their body (usually a foot) there. After receiving a pass, a thrower must establish a pivot after they have come to a stop if they wish to then move. They establish the pivot by keeping a part of their body in constant contact with a particular point on the playing field....
Goal lineThe line separating the central zone from each end zone....
GroundThe ground consists of all substantial solid objects, including grass, marker cones, equipment, water, trees, fences, walls and non-players, but excluding all players and their worn clothing, airborne particles and precipitation....
Ground contactRefers to all player contact with the ground directly related to a specific event or manoeuvre, including landing or recovery after being off-balance (e.g., jumping, diving, leaning, or falling)....
GuardingA defender is guarding an offensive player when they are within three meters of that offensive player and are reacting to that offensive player....
Incidental contactAny contact which is not dangerous in nature and does not affect the play....
Initiate contactAny movement towards a legally positioned opponent (either their stationary position, or their expected position based on their established speed and direction), that results in unavoidable non-incidental contact....
InterceptionWhen a player on the defensive team catches a throw by a player on the offensive team....
Legitimate positionThe stationary position established by a players body excluding extended arms and legs that can be avoided by all opposing players when time and distance are taken into account....
LineA boundary defining the playing areas. On an unlined field, the boundary is defined as an imaginary line between two field markers with the thickness of said markers. Line segments are not extrapolated beyond the defining markers....

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