Marker Movement: One Way by Brummie


Marker movement on a one-way force is slightly different to a straight up mark and requires the marker to understand the immediate threats and defensive priorities

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All we need is a thrower and a marker


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  • When applying a one-way mark, position your body at an angle of approximately 45 degrees.
  • The thrower slowly pivots back and forth and makes a slow, deliberate fake each time
  • The marker moves with them, staying in an athletic position, and must touch the disc on each fake (note: we are not encouraging fouls, just making sure that we get our hands at the right position to actually block the throw)
  • After 10 touches, switch positions
  • Once the marker gets comfortable, speed up the pivoting motion, add some shoulder fakes, high and low release points, etc... But just move in one plane for now.

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  • Brummie says:

    Once you have your body in a good position, you can use your hand closest to the Immediate Priority to apply pressure; move that hand! A moving target is harder to break.

    However, it is important to stay balanced to be able to react to the thrower’s pivots. You should therefore be sure to anticipate the break throw to the other side; always be ready to prevent that throw.

    While in position to apply pressure, you should put weight on the inside leg in order to be able to more quickly move to the other side when the thrower pivots.

    Stay on your toes, and keep your weight above your feet; if you over-balance, you won’t be able to react quickly

    Small steps are faster than big lunges

    Move around where possible; a moving mark is harder to break

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