Cut underneath – Sideline by Brummie
This drill replicates a straight up mark while the disc is on the sideline, with a cutter heading towards the sideline
A handler, A, starts with the disc on the sideline. They are at the front of a stack. A cutter, B, stands at the front of another stack, positioned along the centre of the length of the pitch. The distance between stacks should be 10-20m; the exact distance varies depending on your offensive style and skill level.
After B cuts, D 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 D to throw to
- 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
Brummie says:Add a defender behind the cutter: A must keep in mind the speed of the cutter so that the throw is delivered to R before B arrives; if the disc arrives too late then - were a defender present - the defender might be able to get a block
Player A should try to put a bit of a curve on the disc to slow it down when it reaches R, rather than trying to perfectly time their throw
Try to throw slightly infield of the sideline; throwing at the sideline makes it more likely that the disc will be caught out-of-bounds
The faster your receiver cuts, the more likely that momentum takes them out of bounds. Practice toeing the line on the catch and quickly returning to an inbounds position, rather than just running off the pitch