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 endzone as possible, the ability to collect the pull and get the disc moving is crucial to keep the defense on their toes.
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.