This is a great drill/game to work on your quick release, catching, throwing, disc awareness, eye/hand coordination, and timing of your throwing & catching.
Faking is an art and, whilst it looks easy, making good fakes requires subtlety, disguise and deception. The movements a player makes whilst faking should mimic exactly the movements that a player makes when they throw but halt at the last moment. The aim is to throw the defender off balance or to move them out of position or to make them think that the thrower wants to do something other than that which they are going to do.
The basics of faking are these:
- Making a fake look like it’s going to be a throw; otherwise it’s not going to fool your defender
Dan Cogan-Drew shares a great drill with us that works on not only defending a cutting, but also on beating the cutter to the disc. The way the drill works is that it’s focused on practicing defender positioning and agility as well as the cutter juking and working on the quickness of their feet/cuts.
Link to the youtube video here: http://youtu.be/G2OUeMZN31A.