Windmill Under


A flood play used to create space for an isolated cutter in horizontal stack

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Watch the Canadian cutters (in white) clear from the left side of the field, setting up a big gain


A handler, A, starts near the centre of the field, marked by D1. Four cutters form a horizontal stack approximately 10m downfield.


D1 > A > B > C > E

Step 1

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  • The players on one side of the field clear across to vacate space; in this example, B & C.
  • Meanwhile, E cuts away

Step 2

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Pre-Requisite Drills:


  • Brummie says:

    Defenders are optional in this drill, as is the fourth cutter F, but are shown in the diagrams for context.

    Defenders will quickly realise that your clearing cuts aren’t real options, particularly if those cuts are not made with conviction. Be prepared to take throws to the clearing cutters if the defence adapts.

    Once you've hit the isolated cutter, continue to run cuts from the far side of the field; see Cutting, Clearing and Maintaining Flow

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