Throwing Directly Away – Flat by Brummie


Throwing to a cutter running directly away using a flat pass

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Notice that the disc quickly gets in front of the receiver, making it far easier to read


A handler, A, starts with the disc in the middle of the field.  A cutter, B, stands 5-10m downfield, facing A.


A > B

Step 1

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  • B cuts directly away from A
  • A leads the receiver using a flat flight path

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  • Brummie says:

    It is extremely difficult to read and catch a disc that is coming directly over the back of the receiver's head. As such, there are two ways to make this throw easier:

    1) Throw a curved pass; this means that the disc will be to one side of the receiver during their cut, enabling them to read it easily. Elite level teams are increasingly using this option as it requires less space to make the throw, making it ideal for use against poaching defences.

    2) Alternatively, throw a straight, flat throw that quickly gets in front of the receiver and slows down; this enables the receiver to see the disc and chase it down, as in the clip

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