A dump in Ultimate Frisbee
is a short, quick pass that usually loses yards, but resets the stall count and gives the offense a chance to get a throw off to the weak side
. A dump throw is thrown because there is no one upfield who is open, and the stall count
is getting higher, and a stall count of 10 is a turnover
. Dump throws usually go up slightly weak side, because moving the disc to the weak side gives the offense a better chance of making a throw to the weak side, where it is easier for the receivers to get open.
Capital O has the disc. d's are defenders, o's are offense.
| $ |
| do |
| Od * |
| strong side stack weak side |
The offensive player without the disc can now cut toward the $ and get the disc. His defender will probably not be able to get a mark
on immediately, so hopefully someone cutting from the front of the stack
will be able to cut towards the * and get the disc, and then throw to receivers on the weak side, where it is easier to get open.