3-person Sideline Escape by Dave Trovell


Being trapped on the sideline can be daunting for intermediate players. This 3-person play makes it easier for the thrower by giving more options; and helps turn a sideline trap into an attacking position.

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A begins with the disc near the sideline. D1 puts on a line-trap force.
B sets up perpendicular to the sideline facing A, marked by D2.
C is the front of a vertical stack, or a isolation in the centre of the field.



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  • Dave Trovell says:

    Make sure you cut all the way to the sideline and back; any half-cuts are easy to cover and mess-up the timing of your partner.

    This really works well near the endzone when C cuts for a swing and then goes down the line – but watch out for a poach from B.

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