Triangle Cutting by Brummie

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A simple combination of cuts that can be used to provide three throwing options - away, open side and break side - in quick succession.

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Setup:

A handler, A, starts with the disc near the middle of the width of the field, marked by D1. A cutter, B, starts 8-15m downfield, guarded by D2.

Rotation:

Rotate as a pair; A > B > D1 > D2

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Tips:

  • Brummie says:

    This is a great drill to practice decisive cutting and communication with a thrower in a simple setting. While the drill only requires a single pass, there are a multitude of options; you can see why a single, isolated defender has little chance of being able to prevent the disc moving, even in a small area

    Once you've got the basics down, it's best to constrain the drill by marking out a maximum area for the cutter to work in; this makes it far more realistic and forces the thrower to react quickly to use the available space

    Typically, cutters only get 5 seconds maximum to move the disc in a game, so as you get better, try also constraining the time you allow each pair.

    You can of course cut in a different pattern for equal effect: try under, break then away, or away, break then open... keep your defender guessing!

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