Marker Movement: Straight Up by Brummie

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A good drill to practice the fundamentals of good marking

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Pre-Requisite Drills:

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Tips:

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    Try not to fall for head fakes, shimmys, or other fakes where the thrower doesn’t move their feet.

    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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Setup:

All we need is a thrower and a marker.

Step 1

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  • 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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