Defense is played using either one-on-one or zone defense. One-on-one is often referred to as “man-to-man”, “person-to-person”, or “man d.”

For now, this guide focuses on one-on-one defense. Zone defense guidelines will be added in the future.

One-on-One Defense

At the beginning of each point when you are on defense, your team will be pulling the disc. The opposing team will line up on the opposite side of the field. Your team will count them off from left to right, to decide who each of you will be covering. This is the person you are marking. This means you will be responsible for trying to guard that person from catching the disc. If they do catch the disc, you’ll also be responsible for “holding the force”, which means trying to force the thrower to throw to one side of the field.

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