Ultimate Frisbee Team Analysis

Learn how the top teams do it, by watching perfect points broken down into step-by-step plays that can each be practiced using the linked drills.

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All-Stars, All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015 (1)

The All-Stars’ defence generates a turn after trapping the disc on the sideline, and they fast break to score.

All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015

Defence

Fast Break

Ring of Fire, USA Nationals 2014 (1)

Keeping the disc moving is one of the best ways to beat a poach. Ring swing the disc to the far sideline, hit two poached cutters, swing the disc back then throw deep into undefended space to defeat an uncoordinated Chain Lightning defence

Flow Offence

Poaching

USA Nationals 2014

Fury, WUCC 2014 (1)

Fury break through Riot's poaching using handler resets, helping them to generate a deep shot to an isolated cutter

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

WUCC 2014

Schwa, US Nationals 2019 (4)

Schwa run a series of chisel cuts & wrinkles to tear through a force middle defence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

France, EUC 2019

After catching a block in their own endzone, France immediately spread the field then convert the short huck for the score

EUC 2019

Fast Break

Short Hucks

Colony, WUCC 2018

After running a flood play to create space, Colony work the disc across the field, sideline to sideline, twice to generate good separation and an easy goal

Endzone Offence

Fielding the Pull

Handler Resets

WUCC 2018

CUSB, WUCC 2018

After attempting to score in the open side, and being denied by well-positioned defenders, CUSB swing and attack the break side of the field

Endzone Offence

WUCC 2018

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San Francisco Fury, USA Nationals 2019 (4)

San Francisco Fury’s offence uses a combination of under and lateral cuts to move the disc downfield and score.

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

USA Nationals 2019

Vertical Stack

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San Francisco Fury, USA Nationals 2019 (3)

San Francisco Fury patiently swings the disc outside the endzone before successfully throwing to a downfield cutter for a score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

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San Francisco Fury, USA Nationals 2019 (2)

San Francisco Fury’s offence takes advantage of the break side and uses a handler reset and under cut to score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

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San Francisco Fury, USA Nationals 2019 (1)

Fury uses active marking and boxing out to get the disc, and immediately converts with a short huck and leading pass.

Defence

Fast Break

Short Hucks

USA Nationals 2019

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Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2019 (3)

Brute Squad’s offence starts from midfield in a horizontal stack and quickly moves the disc downfield using well-coordinated cutter movement.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

USA Nationals 2019

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Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2019 (2)

Brute Squad’s offence uses several handler resets and effective cutting footwork from a vertical stack to move the disc toward the endzone and score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

Vertical Stack

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Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2019 (1)

After resetting the disc, Brute Squad’s offence uses a crossfield throw and a quick pass to score. The throwers use fakes to effectively communicate with their cutters and move the offence.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

Vertical Stack

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All-Stars, All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015 (4)

After swinging the disc, the All-Stars offence successfully convert a short huck to score using handler resets and player momentum.

All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Short Hucks

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All-Stars, All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015 (3)

The All-Stars’ defence shuts down downfield cutters and use triangle marking to successfully generate a turn.

All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015

Defence

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All-Stars, All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015 (2)

After fielding the pull, the All-Stars offence uses a set play to score with a huck from the break side to a well-timed deep cut.

All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

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Seattle Riot, All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015 (3)

Seattle Riot’s cutters and handlers make space for each other and time their cuts well to move the disc quickly and score.

All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Switching

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Ring of Fire, USA Nationals 2014 (4)

Ring use a zone to slow down Chain's offence, but Chain quickly find and exploit a gap in the defence, forcing Ring to transition into person coverage

Defence

USA Nationals 2014

Zone Defence

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Ring of Fire, USA Nationals 2014 (3)

When Ring of Fire's cutters are getting in each other's way, they use handlers to clean things up & generate an easy goal

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2014

Vertical Stack

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Ring of Fire, USA Nationals 2014 (2)

After running a Moses to get the disc moving, Ring swing the disc, then move the disc laterally back to the open side before hitting a deep cut. Moving the disc laterally makes it more difficult for defenders to adopt an optimal position, giving the offence an advantage.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2014

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Fury, WUCC 2014 (4)

By clearing two players from the middle of the field, Fury can use a peppermill to generate a good opportunity to throw long, leading to a spectacular catch from Claire Desmond

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

WUCC 2014

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Riot, WUCC 2014 (3)

Riot quickly beat a poach set by swinging the disc, attacking laterally then hitting a crossfield deep throw

Horizontal Stack

Poaching

WUCC 2014

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Fury, WUCC 2014 (3)

Fury with some hard work, showing how cutting out and in repeatedly with multiple cutters offers a simple yet effective basis for an offence

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

WUCC 2014

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Riot, WUCC 2014 (2)

Seattle Riot use just three throws to get the disc from the trap sideline to the end zone , demonstrating the importance of breaking the mark

Horizontal Stack

WUCC 2014

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Fury, WUCC 2014 (2)

Fury use a variety of methods to provide options to the open side and break side, helping them to manipulate marks and convert from just outside the end zone

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

WUCC 2014

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Riot, WUCC 2014 (1)

As Riot fielded the pull, they found themselves facing a lane sag defence to combat their horizontal stack. By swinging the disc, they were able to set up a deep strike which they quickly converted with a dish.

Horizontal Stack

Poaching

Short Hucks

WUCC 2014

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Seattle Riot, All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015 (2)

Seattle Riot’s handler resets and cutting patterns in a horizontal stack take advantage of the break side to score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

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Seattle Riot, All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015 (1)

Seattle Riot’s handlers and cutters work together to use the full width of the field to score from mid-field in three throws.

All-Star Ultimate Tour 2015

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

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Toronto 6ixers, USA Nationals 2019 (4)

The Toronto 6ixers successfully defend their endzone by forcing backfield resets with their marks, switching to defend handlers, and poaching to guard lanes.

Defence

Endzone Defence

Poaching

Switching

USA Nationals 2019

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Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2019

A well-executed pull play sets up a short huck which is converted through handler resets & stack cuts

Endzone Offence

Fielding the Pull

Peppermill

Set Plays

Short Hucks

USA Nationals 2019

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Chicago Machine Endzone Offence (7), USAU National Championships 2019

The final goal from the 2019 USA National semi final between Chicago Machine and Pride of New York

Endzone Offence

USA Nationals 2019

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Chicago Machine Endzone Offence (6), USAU National Championships 2019

After a stoppage near the half way point on the sideline, Machine work up to the end zone almost exclusively with their handlers before scoring off a nice break throw

Endzone Offence

USA Nationals 2019

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Chicago Machine Endzone Offence (5), USAU National Championships 2019

Chicago Machine's swirling offence utilises multiple cutters, making it difficult for PoNY's defenders to keep track of all the options. This allows veteran Machine handler, Pawel Janas, to sneak open for the goal.

Endzone Defence

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Poaching

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Chicago Machine Endzone Offence (4), USAU National Championships 2019

Just because an option isn't hit, doesn't mean the offence isn't effective. In fact, offences should be used to dealing with how to clear space and generate secondary options. Here, we see Chicago Machine offering multiple options for every single throw.

Endzone Offence

USA Nationals 2019

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Toronto 6ixers, USA Nationals 2019 (3)

Trapped on the sideline, the Toronto 6ixers use easy resets, throwing fakes, and good cutter awareness and coordination to beat a zone defense.

Flow Offence

USA Nationals 2019

Zone Defence

Zone Offence

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Toronto 6ixers, USA Nationals 2019 (2)

Effective cutting and handler movement allows the 6ixers to set up a break side huck; even though it hangs, the spacing is enough to allow the receiver time to box out for an easy catch

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

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Toronto 6ixers, USA Nationals 2019 (1)

Toronto 6ixers create space for each other using a split stack, then use the break side lane to score.

Fielding the Pull

Set Plays

Split Stack

USA Nationals 2019

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Machine Endzone Offence (3), USA Nationals 2019

Chicago Machine allow two handlers to work the disc exclusively as part of their end zone offence

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

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Chicago Machine Endzone Offence (2), USA Nationals 2019

Simple handler movements like give & go, triangle resets & continuation cuts all feature as part of Chicago Machine's End zone offence

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

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Machine Endzone Offence (1), USA Nationals 2019

The first of a series where we analyse Chicago Machine's endzone offence from the 2019 USA National Championships

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

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Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2018 (3)

After a sideline reset, Boston Brute Squad gets a deep throw off of power position through great cutter movement and timing.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Power Position

USA Nationals 2018

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Raleigh Phoenix, USA Nationals 2019 (2)

After swinging the disc, Phoenix overload the wing then quickly work the disc upfield using fundamental handler reset patterns

Flow Offence

USA Nationals 2019

Zone Offence

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Raleigh Phoenix, USA Nationals 2019

Raleigh move the disc sideline to sideline three times before generating an uncontested assist

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

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PoNY Endzone Defence, USA Nationals 2019 (4)

PoNY's zone defence forces Rhino backwards more than once, before they jam the disc up the sideline between two defenders

Defence

Endzone Defence

USA Nationals 2019

Zone Defence

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PoNY Endzone Defence, USA Nationals 2019 (3)

After a short huck from Rhino Slam!, PoNY flood the endzone to apply their endzone defence

Endzone Defence

Poaching

USA Nationals 2019

Zone Defence

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PoNY Endzone Defence, USA Nationals 2019 (2)

As Rhino move the disc, cracks begin to show in PoNY's defence. Nevertheless, it generates several low percentage throws from the offence, which is a sign of a successful defensive strategy

Defence

Endzone Defence

USA Nationals 2019

Zone Defence

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PoNY Endzone Defence, USA Nationals 2019 (1)

PoNY combine elements of zone defence along with switching & poaching to make life difficult for Rhino Slam!

Defence

Endzone Defence

Poaching

Switching

Zone Defence

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Rhino Slam!, USA Nationals 2019 (2)

After working the disc off the sideline, Rhino break the mark twice and continue to score in the back corner of the endzone

Flow Offence

USA Nationals 2019

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Rhino Slam!, USA Nationals 2019

After fielding the pull, Rhino work the disc down the break side before hucking for a goal

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

USA Nationals 2019

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Traffic, US Nationals 2019

Some strong downfield cutting combined with clever use of positioning makes it easier to move the disc

USA Nationals 2019

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Schwa, US Nationals 2019 (3)

After running a classic reset to move the disc off the line, the original thrower uses her speed to isolate her defender, making it virtually impossible to prevent her scoring

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2019

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Schwa, US Nationals 2019 (2)

Schwa run a simple peppermill resulting in a deep score

Fielding the Pull

Peppermill

USA Nationals 2019

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Schwa, US Nationals 2019

Schwa set up a side stack on the opposite side of the field to the disc, then use isolated cutters to generate a deep goal

Fielding the Pull

Side Stack

USA Nationals 2019

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Sydney Suns, AUL 2019 (2)

Suns get a block in their own endzone, then work the disc downfield with a variety of break throws

Australian Ultimate League

Fast Break

Flow Offence

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Melbourne Flames, AUL 2019 (2)

Flames use a combination of handler resets and continuation cuts to score, punctuated with a beautiful hammer assist

Australian Ultimate League

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

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Sydney Suns, AUL 2019 (1)

Following a turn, a quick strike deep from the Suns opens up the field, and they score by overloading the defence

Australian Ultimate League

Fast Break

Short Hucks

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Melbourne Flames, AUL 2019 (1)

After a turnover, the defence flood their own endzone, playing almost a zone-like poaching scheme designed to slow down the offence. Flames show patience to move the disc around before they find an isolated cutter.

Australian Ultimate League

Fast Break

Poaching

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USA, u24 Worlds (4)

After a stoppage, USA work their handler reset patterns to keep the disc moving and generate scoring opportunities.

Endzone Offence

u24 Worlds 2019

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Japan u24 Worlds (4)

Japan use a 1-6 vertical stack to generate a break

u24 Worlds 2019

Vertical Stack

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USA, u24 Worlds (3)

After generating a turn in their own endzone, USA go end-to-end with a flowing offence that uses handler movement & cutters to move the disc laterally three times.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

u24 Worlds 2019

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Japan, u24 Worlds 2019 (3)

Japan swing the disc multiple times, attack with open and break side cuts, and use a range of handler resets to score.

1-6 Vertical Stack

Handler Resets

u24 Worlds 2019

Vertical Stack

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Japan, u24 Worlds 2019 (2)

After generating a block on a USA deep throw, Japan quickly move the disc to the far sideline, isolating a cutter for a deep score

Fast Break

Power Position

u24 Worlds 2019

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USA, u24 Worlds 2019 (2)

USA patiently wait for an opportunity to strike deep, using a dish move to generate power position

Power Position

u24 Worlds 2019

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Japan, u24 Worlds 2019 (1)

Japan show repetition of some staple movements; downfield cutters, sideline resets, & lateral continuation cuts using the Cyclone offence, along with lots of patience and solid fundamentals.

Endzone Offence

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

u24 Worlds 2019

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USA, u24 Worlds 2019 (1)

Utilising good use of space, USA work the disc using both handlers and cutters in an excellent demonstration of horizontal stack offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

u24 Worlds 2019

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France, EUC 2019 (3)

A successful fast break can often be as much down to the players who don't touch the disc as those who do. Notice the French female player near the camera at the moment the turn happens who turns and attacks the endzone, dragging a male defender away with her, helping France to generate defensive confusion which they are able to exploit.

EUC 2019

Fast Break

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France, EUC 2019 (2)

A good example where downfield players bunch into a stack to ensure that there's sufficient available space to take advantage of isolations

EUC 2019

Fast Break

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Ireland Men, Windmill 2019 (4)

After a GB handling error, Ireland spread the field and fast break effectively for the score

Fast Break

Windmill 2019

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Ireland Men, Windmill 2019 (3)

After failing to get the disc to the break side of the field, Ireland run a series of aggressive handler cuts along the open sideline, eventually generating power position and throwing long.

Fielding the Pull

Handler Resets

Power Position

Windmill 2019

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Ireland Men, Windmill 2019 (2)

A patient Ireland swing the disc to open up new angles of attack, and make a number of attacking handler moves before finally generating power position and striking deep.

Handler Resets

Power Position

Windmill 2019

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Ireland men, windmill 2019 (1)

Ireland use their handlers to work the disc, and their cutters tend to look to immediately give the disc back to the throwers. Two players, Sweeney & Rogers, dominate the play in this clip showing endzone offence in action.

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Windmill 2019

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GB Men, Windmill 2019 (3)

After swinging the disc out of a side stack, GB work the open side to gain yards, then take advantage of some nifty pivoting to attack undefended space on the break side.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Windmill 2019

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GB Men, Windmill 2019 (2)

GB react to a poach by moving the disc away from the poaching defender towards the open player, then throwing deep continuation against the out-of-position marker.

Poaching

Windmill 2019

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GB Men, Windmill 2019 (1)

GB set up a series of opportunities to throw deep, here setting up a cutter in a side stack to maximise the amount of space and time he has available

Fielding the Pull

Windmill 2019

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New York Gridlock v Indianapolis Red (2)

Indianapolis Red chain together a series of handler resets to beat a sideline trap, working through their handlers to move the disc to the break side in order to get better field position, then using cutters to work the open side. This all happens twice, a great example of a well-oiled tactic in action.

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

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New York Gridlock v Indianapolis Red (1)

After swinging the disc to beat a poach, Nightlock hit a cutter on the break side who throws across the stack for the score

Poaching

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Mammoth, AUC 2019

Mammoth keep attacking the break side, open side and deep space with cutters in this well-executed example of vertical stack

AUC 2019

Flow Offence

Vertical Stack

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Ellipsis Mens (2), AUC 2019

After swinging the disc, a handler busts deep while his team mates swing twice, hit an under cut, then a dish before throwing deep

AUC 2019

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

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Fury, USAU Nationals 2018 (4)

Fury initially contain movement of the disc after the pull is received, preventing Brute Squad from gaining ground. After slowing down the offence, Brute find a gap through the zone which allows them to string together a few passes before Fury generate a turnover.

Defence

USA Nationals 2018

Zone Defence

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Ellipsis Mens, AUC 2019

A combination of good defensive positioning, coordinated team defence and lots of intensity generates a block, which Ellipsis immediately use to fast break for the score

AUC 2019

Defence

Fast Break

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Fury, USAU Nationals 2018 (3)

Notice the initial positioning: Fury handler defenders have their bodies between the upline space and their players, while having their hips facing towards the backfield. This allows them to deny upfield cuts with their body, then contest the backfield cuts.

Defence

USA Nationals 2018

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Fury, USAU Nationals 2018 (2)

After escaping from a handler trap, Fury yet again immediately throw deep when the marker is out of position

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

USA Nationals 2018

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Fury, USAU Nationals 2018

Another example of a top team taking advantage of a momentary gap in defensive coverage. Here, Fury huck down the break side when a defender bids unsuccessfully on an under cut.

USA Nationals 2018

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Brute Squad, USAU Nationals 2018 (2)

When a cutter gets the disc on the open side with a marker trailing far behind, it opens up an opportunity to attack the break side with a crossfield deep throw

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Short Hucks

USA Nationals 2018

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Brute Squad, USAU Nationals 2018

Brute Squad not only break marks, but set up in such a way to maximise their ability to attack space

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

Power Position

USA Nationals 2018

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Sockeye Switching Zone, USAU Nationals 2018

Sockeye are playing a help scheme defence aimed at clogging throwing lanes and preventing short handler movement

Defence

Poaching

Switching

USA Nationals 2018

Zone Defence

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PoNY, North East Regionals 2018, 4

After swinging the disc to create new attacking angles, PoNY's cutters time their movements well to exploit undefended areas of the field

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Power Position

Vertical Stack

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PoNY, North East Regionals 2018, 3

After a fast break, PoNY attack deep with their cutters, but show a lot of patience, resetting the disc repeatedly and taking good options to convert for a break

Fast Break

Handler Resets

Vertical Stack

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PoNY, North East Regionals 2018, 2

Using a variety of handler resets and continuation cuts from the stack, PoNY are able to effectively work the unders

Handler Resets

Vertical Stack

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PoNY, North East Regionals 2018, 1

Isolating one of your best throwers as the first cut is a good tactic. In this example, Jimmy Mickle gets open and throws deep, setting up an easy score.

Endzone Offence

Set Plays

Short Hucks

Vertical Stack

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Nomadic Tribe 2, WUCC 2018

After changing angles of attack multiple times, Nomadic Tribe are able to generate a thrower-led goal

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

WUCC 2018

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Nomadic Tribe, WUCC 2018

Each time Nomadic Tribe swing the disc they threaten continuation to the break side; if the defence stops it, then they step inside and break instead

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

WUCC 2018

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Molly Brown, WUCC 2018

After catching a huck short of the endzone, Molly Brown reset backwards, swinging the disc before taking advantage of an out-of-position mark to score on the break side

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Short Hucks

WUCC 2018

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Revolution 3, WUCC 2018

Here we can see Revolution fielding a pull and marching the disc downfield with ease

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

WUCC 2018

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Clapham 2, WUCC 2018

Individual skill is just as important as team movement, and here we see some excellent fundamentals to generate a break throw which the defence cannot recover from

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

WUCC 2018

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Clapham, WUCC 2018

Clapham initiate with a lateral cut from the break side to the open side, hit a V cut, then repeat this action again to score, moving the disc from one sideline to the other in the process

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

WUCC 2018

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GOAT 2, WUCC 2018

Swinging the disc, breaking the mark, and then dominating the open side, GOAT show off a wide range of offensive options

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

WUCC 2018

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GOAT 1, WUCC 2018

After GOAT run a peppermill to initiate movement from a side stack, Colony respond by poaching to cover deep threats. GOAT then work the disc against these poaches with good handler movement.

Peppermill

Set Plays

Split Stack

WUCC 2018

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CUSB 3, WUCC 2018

After moving the disc laterally, CUSB shoot deep then quickly convert for the goal

Flow Offence

WUCC 2018

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CUSB 2, WUCC 2018

Using both sides of the field in their endzone set is a great way of creating different angles of attack

Endzone Offence

Side Stack

WUCC 2018

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Ozone, WUCC 2018

Ozone clear deep, creating a big space to attack, before setting up the deep shot

Fielding the Pull

Horizontal Stack

WUCC 2018

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MUD Defence, WUCC 2018

Utilising a combination of switching, poaching, and tactical positioning, MUD lure their opponent into moving the disc to the sideline, where they are able to trap successfully.

Defence

Switching

WUCC 2018

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MUD, WUCC 2018

A simple handler reset sets up power position and MUD are able to hit a handler cutting deep for the goal

Power Position

WUCC 2018

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Revolution Defence, WUCC 2018

Revolution are strategically poaching to make MUD throw long, and put all of their efforts into shutting down handler movement

Defence

Poaching

WUCC 2018

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Revolution 2, WUCC 2018

While the handlers recycle the disc, notice how the Revolution cutters make big movements, which the MUD defenders react to by shifting positions. Eventually, it is one of these cuts that opens up the field, allowing Revolution to exploit the deep space.

Handler Resets

WUCC 2018

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Revolution 1, WUCC 2018

Revolution make use of handler movement to quickly convert this short huck

Endzone Offence

WUCC 2018

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Yaka 4, Windmill 2018

The principle of fast breaking is to take advantage of a poorly organised defence. This example shows exactly why it can be such an effective tactic.

Fast Break

Windmill 2018

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Yaka 3, Windmill 2018

Yaka demonstrate how to react to poaches and show off perfect timing in this beautiful endzone set from a horizontal stack

Endzone Offence

Windmill 2018

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Yaka 2, Windmill 2018

Yaka clear space to isolate a cutter, then run a quick give and go before generating an easy assist

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

Windmill 2018

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Yaka 1, Windmill 2018

Yaka show how to use dish moves to beat poaches in a horizontal stack, moving the disc from sideline to sideline

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Windmill 2018

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Mainzelmädchen 3, Windmill 2018

Mainzelmädchen use a well-drilled reset pattern to quickly move the disc to the break side and score

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Windmill 2018

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Mainzelmädchen 2, Windmill 2018

Well-timed cuts and efficient handler movement drive Mainzelmädchen to another offensive hold.

Endzone Offence

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

Windmill 2018

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Mainzelmädchen 1, Windmill 2018

Mainzelmädchen show off nice movement from the pull, handler resets to beat a poach attempt, all culminating in a deep strike

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Windmill 2018

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Colombia Revolution Poaching

Here we show a poach set used to deny big lane cuts, and highlight some weaknesses that Austin Torch exploit

Poaching

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Colombia Revolution (7)

Revolution exploit some poor defensive positioning to walk the disc up the open side using three distinct techniques

Flow Offence

Vertical Stack

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Colombia Revolution (6)

Revolution yet again utilising continuation & handler movement to attack all areas of the field

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

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Colombia Revolution (5)

Revolution quickly switch the field, again using short range handler movement to score

Endzone Offence

Vertical Stack

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Colombia Revolution (4)

Revolution make use of pivoting action to attack undefended space, moving the disc laterally and making good use of the available field space.

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

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Colombia Revolution (3)

Revolution combine short range handler resets with precise deep throwing to score efficiently

Handler Resets

Power Position

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Colombia Revolution (2)

Revolution switch the field easily, taking maximum advantage of cutter momentum to attack undefended areas of the field

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

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Colombia Revolution (1)

Colombia's Revolution show off their flowing offence, making use of their cutters.

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

Side Stack

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (21)

The final goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (20)

The twentieth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (19)

The nineteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Women's Final

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (18)

The eighteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (17)

The seventeenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Handler Resets

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (16)

The sixteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (15)

The fifteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Set Plays

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (14)

The fourteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Set Plays

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (13)

The thirteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Power Position

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (12)

The twelfth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

WCBU 2017

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (11)

The eleventh goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (10)

The tenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (9)

The ninth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (8)

The eighth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Handler Resets

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (7)

The seventh goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (6)

The sixth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Lateral Cuts

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (5)

The fifth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (4)

The fourth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (3)

The third point of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Set Plays

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (2)

The second goal in the 2017 WCBU Womens Final

Set Plays

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Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (1)

The first point of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

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USA, WUGC Preview

USA show off a range of skills here, beginning with a set play, throwing in some continuation cuts, handler resets, and a short range leading throw to the break side for the score

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

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Philippines, WUGC 2016

Good use of the Undefended Channel to generate break side movement and a deep strike

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

WUGC 2016

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Minnesota Grey Duck, US College Nationals 2016

Watch 2016 College Champions Grey Duck work the disc downfield in horizontal stack; being backed all the way, they have to generate separation to work the unders

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

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Great Britain, WUGC 2016

GB field the pull and work the disc down the sideline in flow for an easy goal

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

WUGC 2016

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Sockeye, US Open 2014

Watch the cutter nearest the camera take advantage of the space that is created in the middle of the field, and how Sockeye use this advantageous position to immediately move the disc. Without holding the disc for more than a couple of seconds, or taking any risky options, they have moved from one end of the field to the other.

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

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Canada, WUGC 2016 (5)

Canada set up another deep strike using a peppermill.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Set Plays

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Canada, WUGC 2016 (4)

Watch Canada execute a windmill play out of a horizontal stack.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

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Canada, WUGC 2016 (3)

Watch Canada work the disc down the break side of the field for the goal.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

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Canada, WUGC 2016 (2)

Canada use a peppermill play to set up an isolated deep strike.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Set Plays

WUGC 2016

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Canada, WUGC 2016 (1)

Watch Team Canada show off a nice deep strike out of horizontal stack, then quickly converting the short huck with an isolated cutter.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Set Plays

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Riot, US Nationals 2016 (5)

Watch Riot show off a range of moves to repeatedly recycle the disc under pressure and put themselves into the 2016 final.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

USA Nationals 2016

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Riot, US Nationals 2016 (4)

Riot continue to successfully isolate cutters & handlers to ensure that they maintain flow

Flow Offence

USA Nationals 2016

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Riot, US Nationals 2016 (3)

Not all points are plain-sailing. Here, Riot initiate movement by clearing a poached handler, then pick apart the poachy defence of Fury before setting up an isolation for the goal

Flow Offence

USA Nationals 2016

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Riot, US Nationals 2016 (2)

Riot show two different methods of moving the disc off the sideline, exploiting continuation cuts on both occasions, before their flow is stopped by a foul.

1-6 Vertical Stack

Handler Resets

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Vertical Stack

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Riot, US Nationals 2016

Riot create a lot of space with their vertical stack, allowing them to be patient and only strike when the circumstances are right.

USA Nationals 2016

Vertical Stack

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Fury, US Nationals 2016 (4)

I love this little move to isolate a defender; it's really tough to stop without opening yourself up to another area of attack. This particular example is really well executed because the initial throw leads to the cutter facing downfield, making the continuation pass even easier.

Flow Offence

USA Nationals 2016

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Fury, US Nationals 2016 (3)

By threatening the break side, Fury get Riot's defence to shift, creating plenty of space to attack into the endzone

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

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Fury, US Nationals 2016

Here we see Fury's D line using handler resets to initiate flow downfield, making good use of space to isolate cutters with a variety of moves

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

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Fury, US Nationals 2016 (2)

Fury show a lot of patience here, repeatedly resetting using a variety of moves, all the while gaining yards

Handler Resets

Power Position

USA Nationals 2016

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Johnny Bravo, Pro-Elite Challenge 2016

Johnny Bravo show how you can deal with defenders who anticipate the play a little too early

Flow Offence

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Truck Stop, Pro-Elite Challenge 2016

Truck Stop show off their versatility here, showing patience to work the disc through their resets until generating a deep shot for the break

Handler Resets

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Madison Club, US Open 2016 (2)

Madison use the full field space available in this clip, flowing all the way from endzone to endzone via both sidelines

Flow Offence

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Madison Club, US Open 2016

Madison display patience & creativity against a shifting Sockeye endzone defence

Endzone Offence

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Sockeye, US Nationals 2015

Watch Sockeye run a simple yet powerful set play: the peppermill

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

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GOAT, US Nationals 2015

GOAT show off a typical vertical stack, seamlessly switching to handler movement when they are unable to hit their lane cutters

Handler Resets

Vertical Stack

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Riot, Pro-Flight Finale 2015

Here we see Riot move the disc through their handlers before taking a deep shot opportunity

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

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Ring of Fire, US Open 2015

Ring run a nice set play here, and show how to take advantage of a defensive mix-up

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

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Revolver, US Open 2015 (2)

Revolver show they can work the disc against both hard man-to-man defence and poaches with some nice flow and an easy goal

Flow Offence

Side Stack

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Molly Brown, Pro-Elite Challenge 2015

Molly Brown run a nice set play here, clearing space and isolating a deep cutter

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

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Ironside, US Open 2015

Here we see Ironside working the disc intelligently against a Revolver team who is trying to prevent the deep threat

Flow Offence

Vertical Stack

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Brute Squad, US Nationals 2015

Brute Squad show off a range of handler movements in this clip, attacking the break side of the field to start with then moving the disc to the far side of the field, attacking the open side with a give and go

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

Vertical Stack

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Johnny Bravo, US Open 2015 (2)

Here, Bravo work the disc down the open sideline, throwing long from power position

Flow Offence

Power Position

Vertical Stack

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Johnny Bravo, US Open 2015

Here's the Bravo D line in action. They start with a handler-led vertical stack, moving the disc against a poachy Ring defence.

Flow Offence

Vertical Stack

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Revolver, US Open 2015

In this clip, we see Revolver start in a horizontal stack on the brick. After breaking the mark, they move down the break side of the field in a side stack, scoring in flow utilising a series of isolated cutters. Note that the transition to side stack is a natural process caused by offensive players moving away from the disc, therefore ensuring that as the disc moves down one side of the field, the players are stacked up on the other.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

Side Stack