Ultimate Terminology & Lingo

  • Away: the side of the field opposite to where the team has placed their bags
  • Broken / Break Force: refers to the scenario where the thrower has made a pass that goes against the Force
  • Count: see Stall Count
  • Cut: running in a specific direction with the goal of receiving a pass
  • D: shorthand for Defense
  • Dump: can refer to the player, the pass, or the general set up where a player on offense is positioned to give the thrower an easy outlet pass
  • The Force: refers to the defensive tactic of limiting the directions where the thrower can throw the disc (Also see: Home, Away, Force Middle)
  • Force Away: the defensive tactic of setting up a mark that aims to force the thrower to make a pass towards the Away side of the field (i.e. the side opposite to where the team has left their bags)
  • Force Home: the defensive tactic of setting up a mark that aims to force the thrower to make a pass towards the Home side of the field (i.e. the side where the team has left their bags)
  • Force Middle: the defensive tactic of limiting passes to the sidelines, and forcing the thrower to pass towards the middle of the field
  • Handler: a player who is in a passing position
  • Home: the side of the field where a team has placed their bags
  • Horizontal: an offensive strategy where players line up in a stack that spans across the field horizontally
  • Horizontal Stack: a variation of the stack where players are lined up across the field horiztonally
  • Huck: a long throw down field
  • Lane Cutter: a player who is typically down-field in a cutting position
  • L Stack: a variation of the stack where players are lined up in a straight line, down the field, and usually positioned closer to one sideline
  • Mark (the Mark, the Marker): the player on defense who is covering the thrower
  • O: shorthand for Offense
  • Stack: the starting position from where players on offense will be positioned (Also see: Vertical Stack, Horizontal Stack, L Stack)
  • Stall Count: the verbal count by the mark that signals how long the thrower has held the disc
  • Up: a term used by players to communicate to the players on the field that a pass has been made and the disc is in the air
  • Vertical Stack: a variation of the stack where players are lined up in a straight line, down the field