Ultimate Frisbee Team Analysis

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Horizontal Stack (64)
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Peppermill (23)
Poaching (27)
Power Position (21)
Set Plays (27)
Short Hucks (14)
Side Stack (10)
Split Stack (6)
Switching (9)
Vertical Stack (34)
Zone Defence (12)
Zone Offence (6)

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Ellipsis, WUCC 2022 (1)

Ellipsis's zone defence generates a block on a handler reset near the endzone, and a cutter uses good cutting footwork to get open and catch the score.

Endzone Offence

Zone Defence

Germany World Games 2022: 1

In two throws, Germany manoeuvre themselves from being stuck on the sideline, to generating a deep shot that the US defender can do nothing about

Handler Resets

Power Position

Fury, USA Nationals 2021 (1)

After fielding the pull, Fury take advantage of some undefended under cuts to quickly move the disc to half field, before using a dish move to set up an isolated deep strike for the goal

Fielding the Pull

Horizontal Stack

Ring of Fire, USA Nationals 2021 (1)

Ring of Fire field the pull & use a string play, beating Rhino's poaching & switching with a series of away and under cuts before finishing the point with some handler resets

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust, USA Nationals 2021 (1)

Although the first cut in the vertical stack isn't thrown to, Drag'n Thrust is able to score with a deep cut that takes advantage of a slow defensive switch.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Vertical Stack

Clapham xEUCF 2021 (1)

After a turn, Clapham fast break, keeping the stall low and using handler movement to attack gaps in defensive coverage

Fast Break

Handler Resets

Switching

Vertical Stack

Arizona Lawless, USA Nationals 2021 (1)

Faced with a zone defence, Arizona Lawless swings the disc through the zone. Lawless then generates power position to score.

Flow Offence

Power Position

Zone Offence

Yaka, xEUCF 2021 (1)

Yaka use some coordinate team cutting patterns to generate flow, recycle the disc and set up a deep strike

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Set Plays

Boston Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2021 (1)

After the pull, Boston Brute Squad uses a cup defence on the thrower to generate a block and gain possession of the disc. Then, Brute Squad's handlers move the disc to the break side and break the mark to score.

Defence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Seattle BFG, USA Nationals 2021 (1)

BFG work against a lane poach, breaking the mark and working the disc all the way down the break side of the field using a vertical stack

Handler Resets

Vertical Stack

Denver Molly Brown, USA Nationals 2021 (1)

Faced with a 4-person cup defence, Denver Molly Brown's handlers keep the disc moving by crashing the cup, swinging the disc, and throwing around the cup.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Zone Offence

Austin Torch, PUL Championship Series 2021 (1)

Austin Torch's offence gets the disc through the cup defence by swinging the disc and taking advantage of open throwing windows. The handlers then work together to move the disc quickly and score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Zone Offence

Raleigh Phoenix, Pro Championships 2021 (1)

With a horizontal stack offence, Raleigh Phoenix takes advantage of the space given to them and scores off of a deep throw.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Toro, Richmond Cup 2021 (1)

Toro's handlers reset the disc early and attempt give and goes to shift the defense. This generates an opportunity on the break side, and Toro scores with a hammer throw.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Ellipsis, AUC 2021 (1)

Ellipsis's offence moves the disc downfield with a short huck before using a give and go to score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Short Hucks

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Ellipsis, WUCC 2022 (3)

Australia Ellipsis moves the disc from one sideline to the other and makes continuation cuts to spaces based on the momentum of the disc.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Ellipsis, WUCC 2022 (2)

An Ellipsis defender anticipates a downfield throw and successfully poaches to get the disc. After using a series of short passes and handler resets to move the disc closer to the endzone, and Ellipsis cutter shakes off her defender and gets open with an away cut.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Poaching

Germany World Games 2022: 7

A combination of patience then being aggressive with any presented opportunity allowed Germany to move the disc easily and win a crushing victory over Canada in the first match of the 2022 World Games

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Vertical Stack

Germany World Games 2022: 6

Following the same cutting pattern seen in a previous analysis, Prien cuts into the middle of the field then away, isolating Beuttemüller

Peppermill

Set Plays

Split Stack

Germany World Games 2022: 5

Germany proved themselves to be masters of generating space and moving the disc quickly, moving the disc before the defence can react and exposing isolated defenders

Fielding the Pull

Split Stack

Germany World Games 2022: 4

Germany were excellent at being patient for the majority of the time, then taking advantage of opportunities presented to them. A missed defensive bid leads to some quick break side continuation, then after a quick reset they attack the break side again for the goal.

Flow Offence

Vertical Stack

Germany World Games 2022: 3

From a vertical stack, a swing enables Germany to take advantage of an isolated cutter, who then hucks to another isolated cutter. We take a look at the detail of how those cuts are set up to maximise Germany's chance of success.

Set Plays

Vertical Stack

Germany World Games 2022: 2

After forcing USA to transition, Germany work the disc down the sideline before using the upfield dump ("3H") to score

Handler Resets

Zone Offence

Team Analysis Fury, USA Nationals 2021 (3)

After receiving the pull, Fury use their handlers to break through Phoenix's poaches using almost entirely handler resets on their way to victory

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Power Position

Fury, USA Nationals 2021 (2)

After bricking the pull, Fury initiate by clearing a swing handler to create enough space for a cutter to come underneath. After throwing continuation, Fury quickly move the disc through their handlers and generate an uncontested assist on the far side of the field.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Ring of Fire, USA Nationals 2021 (2)

Ring run a pull play from a vertical stack which doesn't immediately work, so they patiently work downfield with unders and resets to score

1-6 Vertical Stack

Endzone Offence

Fielding the Pull

Handler Resets

Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust, USA Nationals 2021 (5)

Right after a timeout, Drag'n Thrust uses a huck as part of a set play. Although the huck is just shy of the endzone, Drag'n Thrust uses handler resets to move the disc before scoring on the break side.

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Set Plays

Short Hucks

Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust, USA Nationals 2021 (4)

Drag'n Thrust uses a handler reset to swing the disc. The cutters then time their cuts off of each other to keep the disc moving downfield in a vertical stack, resulting in a score off of a deep cut.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Vertical Stack

Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust, USA Nationals 2021 (3)

Drag'n Thrust starts out in a side stack. When a defensive player attempts to poach a player clearing deep, a cutter takes advantage of the poach to get the disc with power position. The poaching defensive player then attempts to put on a mark but is unable to stop a deep throw to the deep cut.

Set Plays

Side Stack

Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust, USA Nationals 2021 (2)

Drag'n Thrust gets the disc through a run-through block. They then keep the disc moving through handler resets and score using inside break throws.

Defence

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Clapham xEUCF 2021 (2)

Clapham's handlers punish CUSB's poaches again, working to ensure that there is always a short range throw available, and using almost entirely handler resets to score

Handler Resets

Poaching

Vertical Stack

Arizona Lawless, USA Nationals 2021 (4)

Arizona Lawless gets the disc in front of the endzone after a short huck through a set play. They then score on universe point with a lead pass.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Set Plays

Short Hucks

Arizona Lawless, USA Nationals 2021 (3)

Arizona Lawless' handlers get the disc in power position, which allows them to keep moving the disc downfield and score smoothly.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Power Position

Vertical Stack

Arizona Lawless, USA Nationals 2021 (2)

Arizona Lawless uses a chisel triangle reset to receive the pull before moving the disc downfield through great cutter movement.

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Yaka, xEUCF 2021 (3)

Yaka work their way out of coffin corner, taking advantage of some poaching defenders to generate a full field huck, then a simple handler reset to set up a goal

Endzone Offence

Horizontal Stack

Poaching

Yaka, xEUCF 2021 (2)

Yaka use some classic horizontal stack offence to work the disc downfield

Endzone Offence

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Set Plays

Boston Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2021 (7)

After using a Peppermill to kick off the offensive flow, Brute Squad's cutters time their cuts off of each other to move the disc downfield and score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

Peppermill

Boston Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2021 (6)

Brute Squad's active marks slow down the offence, and some defenders poach into the deep space to block a deep throw.

Defence

Poaching

Boston Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2021 (5)

Brute Squad's cutters time their away to under cuts off each other before using a deep cut to score.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Boston Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2021 (4)

After a sideline reset, Brute Squad's endzone offence uses the undefended channel to score.

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Boston Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2021 (3)

Brute Squad uses a Peppermill pattern to move the disc downfield along the sideline. They then use handler resets to move the disc to the break side to score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Peppermill

Split Stack

Boston Brute Squad, USA Nationals 2021 (2)

After pulling the disc deep into the endzone, Brute Squad poachess off a cutter to generate a turn. They then use changes of direction and pivoting to score on the break side.

Endzone Offence

Poaching

Seattle BFG, USA Nationals 2021 (2)

Sound defensive fundamentals caused difficulties for AMP's resets, piling on the pressure which led to some handling errors, and in this case, a high stall timeout due to the complete shutdown of all options

Defence

Poaching

Vancouver Traffic, USA Nationals 2021 (3)

Vancouver Traffic uses a set play and great cutter movement to score off a huck.

Flow Offence

Power Position

Set Plays

Split Stack

Vancouver Traffic, USA Nationals 2021 (2)

After the pull, Vancouver Traffic uses a horizontal stack set play and well-timed under cuts to move the disc downfield. Then, Traffic's endzone offence uses give and go moves and break throws to score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

Set Plays

Vancouver Traffic, USA Nationals 2021 (1)

Vancouver Traffic plays tight handler defence on a sideline reset to generate a turn. They then score using a short huck, lateral disc movement, and throws to poached players.

Defence

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Poaching

Short Hucks

Denver Molly Brown, USA Nationals 2021 (3)

Molly Brown times deep cuts well for a deep throw opportunity that results in a short huck followed by a dish pass for the score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Power Position

Short Hucks

Denver Molly Brown, USA Nationals 2021 (2)

Denver Molly Brown's handler defenders work together to put pressure on the offence and generate a turn. Molly Brown then uses handler resets to move the disc to the break side and score.

Defence

Handler Resets

Poaching

New York Pony, USA Nationals 2021

"Dominator" is a term that describes the use of a few handlers, typically 3, to work the entire offence using only short range throws mostly commonly seen during resets

Dominator

Handler Resets

Atlanta Chain Lightning, USA Nationals 2021

Chain perfectly demonstrate how to turn a simple reset into an attacking move

Fielding the Pull

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Vancouver Traffic, USA Nationals 2021

Vancouver Traffic run a Moses play from a vertical stack, then reset & swing the disc, transitioning into a horizontal stack to set up a deep cut

Horizontal Stack

Vertical Stack

San Francisco Nightlock, USA Nationals 2021

San Francisco Nightlock uses a 4-person cup zone defence to trap the disc on the sideline and force a risky throw that leads to a defensive interception.

Zone Defence

Pittsburgh Parcha, USA Nationals 2021

Horizontal stack is an ideal setup for isolating cutters and attacking deep space. Here we see Pittsburgh Parcha run a simple but effective pull play to score in just three passes.

Fielding the Pull

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Austin Torch, PUL Championship Series 2021 (2)

Austin Torch's zone defence successfully slows down the offence by forcing the handlers to swing the disc around the zone. When the offence passes midfield, Torch transitions to person defence while still being able to prevent throws down the middle of the field.

Defence

Zone Defence

Raleigh Phoenix, Pro Championships 2021 (3)

In this series of throws, Raleigh Phoenix smoothly moves the disc downfield through clearing and changing cutting directions. They ultimately score with a deep throw.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Power Position

Raleigh Phoenix, Pro Championships 2021 (2)

Raleigh Phoenix poaches off a clearing player to get the disc in front of their endzone. They then score via a dump behind from the middle of the field to the break side.

Defence

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Poaching

Sweet Cat, Richmond Cup 2021 (3)

Sweet Cat's offence throws to poached players early, and their use of break-side momentum through swinging the disc allows them to move the disc downfield and score.

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

Poaching

Vertical Stack

Sweet Cat, Richmond Cup 2021 (2)

In a set play, Sweet Cat uses a side stack to create space for cutters and scores off of a deep throw.

Flow Offence

Set Plays

Side Stack

Sweet Cat, Richmond Cup 2021 (1)

Sweet Cat's offence moves the disc downfield smoothly as their cutters time their continuation cuts well. After a short huck, Sweet Cat takes advantage of the inside lane to score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Power Position

Toro, Richmond Cup 2021 (4)

Toro swings the disc and uses well-timed cutter movement to keep the disc moving. Despite buzz switches preventing successful give and goes, Toro is able to use the undefended channel to score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Switching

Vertical Stack

Toro, Richmond Cup 2021 (3)

Toro uses tight handler defence and poaching to limit handler movement and get the disc. They then use a series of give-and-go moves to get to the front of the endzone before scoring with a lateral cut.

Defence

Fast Break

Poaching

Toro, Richmond Cup 2021 (2)

Set up in a horizontal stack, Toro's offence uses great cutter movement and a give-and-go to move the disc downfield before scoring with a cross-field throw.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

Peppermill

Power Position

US Open Final 2021 (1)

Having dropped a pull, Chicago Machine have a few seconds to quickly set up their end zone defence in the US Open Final 2021 against Seattle Sockeye. What follows is a great example of a sophisticated switching & poaching defence, and how an offence might try to break it down.

Endzone Defence

Poaching

Switching

Ellipsis, AUC 2021 (3)

Ellipsis quick handler resets and times their cuts well to score on the break-side.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Vertical Stack

Ellipsis, AUC 2021 (2)

Ellipsis uses an assassin zone defence to make a handler reset difficult and force a risky throw that results in a turn.

Zone Defence

Denver Molly Brown, US Open 2018 (7)

Denver Molly Brown's poaching defence results in a run through interception, and Molly Brown uses a fast break to score.

Defence

Endzone Offence

Fast Break

Poaching

Denver Molly Brown, US Open 2018 (6)

Denver Molly Brown's handlers swing the disc to take advantage of the poaching defence. Molly Brown's cutters time their cuts to set up multiple deep options for a score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Poaching

Denver Molly Brown, US Open 2018 (5)

Denver Molly Brown uses great cutter movement combined with handler resets to move the disc the full length of the field and score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

Denver Molly Brown, US Open 2018 (4)

Molly Brown's offence relies on smart handler and cutter movement to get open and move the disc.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Denver Molly Brown, US Open 2018 (3)

After swinging the disc, Molly Brown's cutters work together and score off of a deep throw.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Denver Molly Brown, US Open 2018 (2)

Denver Molly Brown’s offence swings the disc to get the disc off the sideline and uses lateral cuts to get open downfield.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

Peppermill

Denver Molly Brown, US Open 2018 (1)

Denver Molly Brown’s cutters move the disc downfield through team cutting. In front of the endzone, the handlers work together to generate opportunities to score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Side Stack

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (9)

San Francisco Fury starts out in a side stack and times continuation cuts off of handler movement, making use of the full width of the field to score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Side Stack

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (8)

Fury’s side stack offence makes good use of space to efficiently score in four throws.

Flow Offence

Side Stack

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (7)

Off of the pull, San Francisco Fury moves the disc downfield with handler resets and well-timed cuts to the break-side in a horizontal stack offence.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (6)

San Francisco Fury’s offence uses handler resets and well-timed cutter movement to take advantage of the break side and score.

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Lateral Cuts

Peppermill

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (5)

Fury’s handlers patiently work their way into the endzone by swinging the disc and using break throws.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Switching

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (4)

Fury’s offence scores with cuts timed off of handler movement.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (3)

Fury uses active marking and tight person defence to put pressure on the offence and limit their downfield movement.

Defence

Handler Resets

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (2)

Fury’s handler defence earns them the disc, and Fury gets a break by moving the disc from sideline to sideline.

Defence

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

San Francisco Fury, US Open 2018 (1)

After moving the disc downfield in a horizontal stack, Fury transitions into a vertical stack and uses throwing fakes and the full width of the field to score.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

Vertical Stack

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

Vertical Stack

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

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

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

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

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

Vertical Stack

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

Vertical Stack

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.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Short Hucks

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.

Defence

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.

Fielding the Pull

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

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.

Defence

Fast Break

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.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Switching

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

Zone Defence

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

Vertical Stack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Endzone Offence

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zone Defence

Zone Offence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zone Offence

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

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

Zone Defence

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

Zone Defence

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

Zone Defence

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

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

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

Traffic, US Nationals 2019

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

Schwa, US Nationals 2019 (4)

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

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

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

Schwa, US Nationals 2019 (2)

Schwa run a simple peppermill resulting in a deep score

Fielding the Pull

Peppermill

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

Sydney Suns, AUL 2019 (2)

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

Fast Break

Flow Offence

Melbourne Flames, AUL 2019 (2)

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

Handler Resets

Horizontal Stack

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

Fast Break

Short Hucks

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.

Fast Break

Poaching

USA, u24 Worlds (4)

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

Endzone Offence

Japan u24 Worlds (4)

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

Vertical Stack

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

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

Vertical Stack

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

USA, u24 Worlds 2019 (2)

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

Power Position

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

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

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.

Fast Break

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

Fast Break

France, EUC 2019

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

Fast Break

Short Hucks

Ireland Men, Windmill 2019 (4)

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

Fast Break

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mammoth, AUC 2019

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

Flow Offence

Vertical Stack

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

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

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

Zone Defence

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

Defence

Fast Break

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Zone Defence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CUSB 3, WUCC 2018

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

Flow Offence

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

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

Ozone, WUCC 2018

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

Fielding the Pull

Horizontal Stack

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

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

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

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

Revolution 1, WUCC 2018

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

Endzone Offence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colombia Revolution Poaching

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

Poaching

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

Colombia Revolution (6)

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

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

Colombia Revolution (5)

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

Endzone Offence

Vertical Stack

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

Colombia Revolution (3)

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

Handler Resets

Power Position

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

Colombia Revolution (1)

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

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

Side Stack

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (21)

The final goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (20)

The twentieth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Handler Resets

Lateral Cuts

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (19)

The nineteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Women's Final

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (18)

The eighteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (17)

The seventeenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Handler Resets

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (16)

The sixteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (15)

The fifteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Set Plays

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (14)

The fourteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Set Plays

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (13)

The thirteenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Power Position

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (12)

The twelfth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (11)

The eleventh goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (10)

The tenth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Lateral Cuts

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (9)

The ninth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (8)

The eighth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Handler Resets

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (7)

The seventh goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (6)

The sixth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Lateral Cuts

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (5)

The fifth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (4)

The fourth goal of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Endzone Offence

Handler Resets

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (3)

The third point of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Set Plays

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (2)

The second goal in the 2017 WCBU Womens Final

Set Plays

Russia vs USA, WCBU 2017 (1)

The first point of the WCBU 2017 Womens Final

Flow Offence

Handler Resets

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

Philippines, WUGC 2016

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

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

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

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

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

Canada, WUGC 2016 (5)

Canada set up another deep strike using a peppermill.

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Set Plays

Canada, WUGC 2016 (4)

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

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Set Plays

Canada, WUGC 2016 (3)

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

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Canada, WUGC 2016 (2)

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

Flow Offence

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

Set Plays

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

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

Riot, US Nationals 2016 (4)

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

Flow Offence

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

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

Vertical Stack

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.

Vertical Stack

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horizontal Stack

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

Madison Club, US Open 2016

Madison display patience & creativity against a shifting Sockeye endzone defence

Endzone Offence

Sockeye, US Nationals 2015

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

Horizontal Stack

Peppermill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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