Proactive Reset Defence by Alex Brooks
Your mark is always a threat. You should be constantly re-evaluating your position, making sure you are in the best place to make your opponent’s job difficult and guide them to where you want them to go.
A handler, A, starts with the disc in the middle of the field, marked by D1, and at the front of a stack. A cutter, B, stands 10m downfield, facing A, guarded by D2.
A > D1 > B > D2
- D1 needs to dictate which way A should move. The specifics of this will vary depending on your team priorities and match-up etc. However, for the sake of this drill we identify two routes D1 can dictate to A:
- Push your mark away from the disc: This forces them to run further and reduce the time they have to run a reset. Use your body to encourage them further from the disc, which will have them out of their ideal position for running the reset cut.
- Push your mark close to the disc: This clogs the lane making the reset throw more difficult. Use your body to encourage them closer to the disc, which will have them out of their ideal position for running the reset cut
- B cuts under on the open side to receive the disc from A
Alex Brooks says:The moment a thrower releases the disc they become a threat. D1 needs to establish position early and make them work hard to even get into position for the next pass.
As D1 do not watch the throw go out, the moment the thrower releases the disc you should move to dictate where A can go next.
If you decide you want to encourage A wide, step across them to establish position and use the Choosing a shoulder principles to dictate that cutting pattern.
If you decide you want to encourage A to cut close to the disc, maintain your position again employing the Choosing a shoulder principles to dictate that cutting pattern.