Triple Threat by Brummie
This dynamic drill brings together a multitude of cutting options, and is good for teaching cutters how to exploit one-on-one matchups.
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.
Rotate as a pair; play offence in one rotation, then defence in the next. D1 > D2 > A > B
- D1 checks the disc in. B can then cut away, open side underneath, or break side underneath
- If cut awayGo to step 2
- If cut under openGo to step 7
- If cut under breakGo to step 12
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 have got the basics down, it is 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.
Only a maximum of one change of direction is shown here, but there is no reason why you cannot make more changes of direction; just apply the same decision making.