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Check out the USA Nationals 2018 articles below to find out how the top teams in the world do it!

Fury, USAU Nationals 2018 (4)

Fury initially contain movement of the disc after the pull is received, preventing Brute Squad from gaining ground. After slowing down the offence, Brute find a gap through the zone which allows them to string together a few passes before Fury generate a turnover.

Defence

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Zone Defence

Fury, USAU Nationals 2018 (3)

Notice the initial positioning: Fury handler defenders have their bodies between the upline space and their players, while having their hips facing towards the backfield. This allows them to deny upfield cuts with their body, then contest the backfield cuts.

Defence

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Fury, USAU Nationals 2018 (2)

After escaping from a handler trap, Fury yet again immediately throw deep when the marker is out of position

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

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Fury, USAU Nationals 2018

Another example of a top team taking advantage of a momentary gap in defensive coverage. Here, Fury huck down the break side when a defender bids unsuccessfully on an under cut.

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Brute Squad, USAU Nationals 2018 (2)

When a cutter gets the disc on the open side with a marker trailing far behind, it opens up an opportunity to attack the break side with a crossfield deep throw

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Short Hucks

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Brute Squad, USAU Nationals 2018

Brute Squad not only break marks, but set up in such a way to maximise their ability to attack space

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

Power Position

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Sockeye Switching Zone, USAU Nationals 2018

Sockeye are playing a help scheme defence aimed at clogging throwing lanes and preventing short handler movement

Defence

Poaching

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Zone Defence