A Master is a WFDF member in good standing who has passed the Master Proficiency Test, which must be attested to by three WFDF members in good standing. Their membership card numbers must accompany their signatures.
Upon successful completion of the entire Master Proficiency Test, which is to be attested to by the judges on the candidate’s proficiency rating card, the card and certification fee is sent to WFDF headquarters for official sanction. The member will then receive certification as a WFDF Master and be issued a special membership card and certificate.
Conditions and Test Area
Two, four metre diameter circles should be drawn on the ground 30 metres center to center. The candidate must deliver his flights from within one circle and may choose either end of the court for any throwing or catching group.
The catcher is free to move anywhere within the 4 metre diameter circle but is prohibited from stepping outside of it during the accuracy test. The candidate must complete the proficiency test within a 60-minute maximum time period. Only one such attempt may be made in any single day.
Within each of the following groups, the flights must be completed consecutively, with the method of delivery the candidate’s choice. If the flight is properly executed and the catcher fails, it will be judged to be a completed flight.
Straight flights may not cut the four metre lines; curves must cut the the 9 metre lines at some point in flight.
The candidate may schedule the following flight groups in any order they wish.
Group 1: Straight Flights
Group 2: Hover Flights (must be over thrower’s head at some point in flight and arrive at the catcher in an essentially flat attitude appropriate for tipping)
Group 3: Right Curve Flights
Group 4: Left Curve Flights
Group 5: Skip Flights
Group 6: The candidate must choose one of the following self-caught flight options:
1. Maximum Time Aloft – Candidate must throw the disc into the air and then catch it cleanly in one hand before it strikes the ground. Distance is measured from release to first contact of catching attempt. Two consecutive six second flights required
2. Throw, Run and Catch – Candidate must throw the disc into the air and then catch it cleanly in one hand before it strikes the ground. Distance is measured from point of release to point of first contact in catching attempt. Two consecutive eighty-foot flights are required.
NOTE: Women and seniors (45 years or older) are require to throw two consecutive 4-second flights for MTA or two consecutive 60-foot flights for TRC
Group 7: Distance – The candidate must obtain an average distance, in four flights, two up-wind and two down-wind of not less than 40 metres.
Group 8: Repeat any two flight groups (1 through 5) using the Overhand Wrist Flip
Group 9: Repeat any two flight groups (1 through 5) using one of the three delivery styles (backhand, sidearm, or underhand) which was not used in groups 1 through 5.
The candidate must be capable of catching four consecutive flights of any type using only the right hand and four consecutive flights of any type using only the left hand, made from a distance of 30 metres. They must also complete the following:
1. Three consecutive behind-the-head catches using either the right or left hand only.
2. Three consecutive between-the-leg catches using either the right or left hand only.
3. Three consecutive behind-the-back catches using either the right of left hand only.
4. Three consecutive finger catches using either the right or left hand only
5. Three consecutive catches doing at least two tips, then a one-handed catch
NOTE: Under special circumstances, qualification requirements may be modified through petition of the WFDF.