The spectrum of disc sports includes a number of “technical” events, which are played individually. These disciplines challenge a player’s throwing technique, as well as their stamina and concentration. They are commonly referred to as the “field events” of disc sports. With only a little effort and organization, you can combine these events in a small tournament. The field events allow players to challenge themselves by setting a personal record and then aiming to improve on the record. With enough determination and practice, you can even challenge a world record, which are monitored by WFDF for players of all ages.
Self caught flight events
Self-Caught Flight (SCF) includes two events with the intention throwing the disc in a high boomerang flight allowing the thrower to then catch it — with one hand! In Maximum Time Aloft (MTA), a player aims to accumulate a maximum number of seconds between the throw and catch; in Throw, Run and Catch (TRC), the object is to accumulate a maximum number of meters between the throw and catch. To get good results, players must be adept at gauging the wind, “reading” the flight of a disc and employing good catching techniques.
- Self Caught Flight (SCF)
- Maximum Time Aloft (MTA)
- Throw, run and catch (TRC)
This event is similar to archery — except with flying discs. The goal is to throw as accurately as possible through a square target. Players throw four discs from each of seven different positions (as illustrated). The target is a standing square frame measuring 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters, which is at a height of 1 meter above the ground. Each disc that passes through the frame is counted as a “hit”. The world record is 25 of 28 hits.
Tip: For your own tournament you can adjust the size of the target, the distances and the positions, as you like. When you have only limited space available, make sure you can turn the target for the “side” throws from the two shortest throwing positions — allowing you to play this event indoors.
Players throw as far as they can from behind a line. The distance from the throwing line to where the disc touches the ground is measured. Players get five attempts, and the best one counts. The current world record is 338 meters (set on March 28, 2016)!