Toss & Catch Rules & Registration
We're excited to announce this is the first year the annual Dash for Dogs 5K is bringing the disc dog Toss & Catch competition to the event! All levels of competitors are encouraged to attend.
Team Registration: $10
Toss & Catch Rules
In the Toss & Catch round, competitors are given 60 seconds in which to complete as many throws as possible with one disc. The canine and the thrower must be behind the line before time starts. When the thrower indicates that he or she is ready, the line judge will signal to the announcer that the competitor is ready. At this time, the announcer will count down, "3-2-1-GO," and will simultaneously start the clock with the word "GO." Throwers must be behind the line for all throws, but they may move around the field freely between throws. If the thrower steps on or across the throwing line at the time of the release of the disc, the throw will not be scored. Countdown of time remaining will be given at 30 seconds, 10 seconds, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and time. Completions will be scored as long as the disc leaves the thrower's hand prior to or simultaneous with the call of time.
The competitor may only have one disc in his or her hand at any time during the Toss & Catch round, but may bring one additional disc to the throwing line, which must be handed to the line judge before the round begins. If, during a round, the competitor believes the disc in use has become unsafe for the dog to catch because of a broken rim or a large tear, the disc may be handed to the line judge and exchanged for the second disc provided by the competitor. The damaged disc must be handed to the line judge before a replacement is given, and time will not be suspended during a disc change.
Field Layout and Scoring
Soon to be released!