Up & Under by Brummie
Allows the cutter to either cut deep or under on the open side, and teaches the thrower to react quickly to opportunities. Ideal for continuation cuts.
A handler, A, starts with the disc in the middle of the width of the field, marked by D1. A cutter, B, starts 5-10m downfield of A, guarded by D2.
D1 > A > D2 > B
- Begin with D1 checking the disc in.
- B then initiates their cut
- If B cuts underneath Go to step 2
- If B cuts away Go to step 3
Don't be afraid of taking what you're given; if the defender is out of position and giving up an easy cut, then just take it
Look at Making Cuts for some cues on how to cut effectively.
Why do we recommend throwing the diagonal throw to a diagonal cut? This drill is about reinforcing cuts into one third of the field - ideal for continuation cutting and split stack / side stack offences where you can expect poaches from the far side of the field.
Avoid making changes of direction here, just commit to your cut. It's as much about training the thrower to recognise and hit the option early as it is about getting open. That said, the best method of adding motion is to begin with a lateral cut; see Engaging Defenders