Goals: Force puck to be carried along boards in order to force a dump or a take away at the redline. ||| Forwards: Closet player to the puck - Pressures puck carrier towards the closest board. 2nd forward - denies pass up boards. 3rd forward - denies a middle lane pass. (We allow a pass behind the net) ||| Defense: 1st responsibility is no breakaways. Puckside dman- Create a triangle between two "off" forwards maintaining spacing and not allowing a quick pass through. Off-puck Dman- Play center ice behind blue line prepared for escapes and to chase dumps. ||| If we allow a center swing the play is off, both dmen shade towards the inside and we established a defensive zone.
looking for: 1. inverse pivots on the under so that you keep eye control with your give go partner 2. deep cuts down the middle of the field so we keep our angles so fresh and so clean 3. thrower's ability to get out of their throw quickly, and their ability to keep their weight balanced when hucking on the move
A simple drill for illustrating how to make vertical cuts directly to and away from the disc from a horizontal stack. Includes an under cut, with a dump back to the handler, and then a deep cut from the same cutter
L-Cut with a partner. Focus on your edge control Outside in backhand and forehand, Inside out backhand and forehand. low side of disc should fall towards the cutter running onto it. Reset with Dumps.
Handler, Ace, Downfield Cutter. Ace Starts right in front of cutter. runs up to the downfield cutter to initiate the downfield cut. Ace cuts left or right. The downfield cutter runs and Ace puts it into space for the downfield cutter to run onto.