Had this scenario last night at training and had me started to think about what point an aerial becomes an aerial? Basically the ball was passed to me as an attempted aerial. What I mean by this is the aerial was messed up so the ball at it's peak height was around head high, so not that high really, and as the ball arrived to me it was about knee height. There was no one around (within 5m) as the pass was made or during the flight of the ball so the element of danger isn't relevant in this scenario. I was stationary in space waiting for the ball to come to me when someone from the other team ran in from of me (no more than 1 meter away) and intercepted the ball. I was obviously shouted at for not coming to the ball to receive it, but my argument was it was an aerial, and therefore it would have been a free hit for my team as the opponent wasn't 5m away from me whilst I was receiving the ball. I am just wondering at what point a lifted pass becomes and aerial and how you would judge this with the giving the receiver 5m or of course, throwing into a crowd.