Cut Underneath – Open Side by Brummie


One of the simplest movements in ultimate, and a frequent option in any offence

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A handler, A, starts with the disc in the middle of the field. They are at the front of a stack. A cutter, B, stands at the front of another stack opposite the first stack, facing A. The distance between stacks should be 10-20m; the exact distance varies depending on your offensive style and skill level.


After B cuts, E takes B's place

B catches the disc, then jogs to the back of the opposite queue; in this example, standing behind C

A will then be the next cutter, running out for E to throw to

For the optional continuation cuts under or away, after cutting, the player should then wait and provide the continuation cut for the next player from that stack. You'll need to start the drill with two players waiting to provide continuation cuts.

Step 1

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  • Additional players (if any) form a queue behind the marker cones.
  • Player A begins with the disc, and will throw to a cut from the other queue; in this case, B.
  • B runs out at a 45 degree angle to the field, and A throws at the expected reception area, R; for maximum effectiveness, B should run fast and in a straight line. This makes it easier for A to know where to place the disc.

Pre-Requisite Drills:



  • Brummie says:

    Remember to run through your catch, i.e. do not slow down as the disc gets closer. Otherwise, there's a risk that a defender will run past and get the block.

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