Multiple Offset Lateral Cuts by Brummie

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Cyclone is effective when chaining together multiple cuts, as in this drill

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Tips & What next?

Japan run multiple offset lateral cuts, threatening (or throwing) the around continuation after each catch, with a follow-up cut hit via the inside channel if the disc is not thrown

Setup:

Place a marker cone for the disc in a central position. Place another marker cone where D2 will stand; for the purpose of this drill, we want to ensure that B has a clear path towards the centre of the pitch. C needs to be further downfield on the open side, and E and F take up position in the middle of the field, where the back of the stack would be.

Rotation:

D1 > A > D2 > B > C > E > F

Step 1

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  • Initial set up

Step 2

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  • B cuts laterally and receives the disc from A. Offset Lateral Cut
  • N.B. D1 should only apply a light mark here.

Step 3

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  • B receives the disc heading to the break side. E cuts under Offset Lateral Cut.
  • It is vital that B pivots towards their own goal line while looking to hit E; this forces the marker D2 to take a longer path in stopping this throw.
  • If B throws to E Go to step 4
  • If not Go to step 5

Step 4

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Step 5

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  • D2 is able to prevent continuation to E, so C begins their cut.
  • B has already created space through pivoting and faking the previous option to E. For more info, see Cyclone Pivoting Action

Step 6

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Step 7

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Tips:

  • Brummie says:

    B should be facing A to start with; if they point their hips towards the centre of the field, it’s likely that D2 will deny this cut. See ‘Triple Threat

    A should aim to move D1 to open up the inside throwing channel prior to B’s cut; try faking the around break first

    For detail on why this is an effective cut, see The Undefended Channel

    The key focus for this drill is B’s role; through good use of pivots and two well-timed cuts, their marker is unable to prevent multiple options at once.

Use this drill to practice: