As a player you might, at times, think about ways you can improve your contribution to your team. Alternatively you might be looking for a way to differentiate yourself from other players, developing a skill that sets you apart and increases your value to the team. A good option is to consider becoming awesome at the pull.
What factors are involved in becoming a good thrower? Obviously you need to have a lot of practice. But is there more than that? I believe that there are 2 elements to becoming a good thrower: determination and the ability to be coach-able.
Why is receiving the pull so important?
Since the point of the pull is for the other team to start with you as deep in your end zone as possible, the ability to collect the pull and get the disc moving is crucial to keep the defense on their toes.
To catch or not catch?
Ideally you want to catch the pull since this will get the disc moving much more quickly. However, dropping the pull is something you don’t want to do. So, it’s a risk assessment. A few things to consider when you go to catch the pull are:
Why is pulling so important?
You want your team to start on D in the best possible position. This happens when the best puller on the team (NOTE: not the best thrower) pulls. Every pull is huge no matter if it’s to start the game or if you’re pulling on universe point (game tied – next point wins). A bad pull will give the other team an advantage before they even catch the disc so you want to have the best pull every time.