Person-to-Person Defense

Playing person-to-person defense starts with a good force and everyone denying the person that they are covering to get open on the forced side of the field. The following figure explains.

Often times when playing person-to-person defense, the disc will begin on the sideline or work its way there. A team may take advantage of this by forcing the disc up the sideline and allowing one person to play in the narrow passing lane. This set up is called a sideline trap and is shown below. When a defender sits in the passing lane guarding no specific player while the other defenders still play person-to-person, this defender is said to be poaching.

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