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Lane Cutting Drill – Drill of the Week

The drill of the week is called the Lane Cutting Drill and comes from Playspedia. This is a great drill to work on cutting, recognizing open space and defending a cut.

Along with this week’s Drill of the Week from Playspedia comes a huge feature update. You can now add a video to a play you have created. What I like about this new addition is that along with reading the description of the drill/play and the illustration, you can also provide a video that you or someone else has created to further explain/teach the drill/play that you’ve created. This will only help to improve the benefit of Playspedia and the ability for players to learn. I’m so excited to start using this and I have quite a few videos planned which I will be adding to many of the plays that have already been created on Playspedia.

Timing Horizontal Cuts – Drill of the Week

The drill of the week from Playspedia is all about Timing Horizontal Cuts. I find this drill especially useful since running the horizontal correctly is all about cutting to space and this drill will help your players understand where the space exists and how to move there.

  1. Set up in 3 lines.
  2. 4 sets up for an In-Cut. 2 and 5 watch and prepare to set up their cuts.
  3. As 4 cuts in, 2 starts to set up for an In-Cut, 5 can slowly set up but mostly watches.

Hustle Drill – Drill of the Week

The drill of the week is called the Hustle Drill and comes from Playspedia. This is a great drill to work on cutting, catching while tired, running through the disc and throwing while tired.

  1. This is an enlarged display of the drill’s setup. Cones = Red 1-7 and Blue 6-7. The thrower is Blue 1 and the cutter is Blue 2. NOTE: the drill IS NOT run full field. For an average run, I would recommend that cones Red 1-3 be about 5-7 yards apart. This drill can be compacted or expanded depending on the workout you’re looking for.

Storm – Play of the Week

This week’s play of the week from Playspedia is called Storm. This play, used on a brick pull, is really simple yet I feel that it would be quite effective. Since the cutter is striking deep on the break side, the defender will keep an eye on them but will probably play off a bit. When the deep strike suddenly cuts to the open side, deep, I could imagine that it would catch many defenders off guard. I think it’s worth trying but would probably only work once per game unless you’re playing a team who doesn’t pay attention.

  1. Set up from brick mark

Frozen Squirrel – Play of the Week

This week’s play of the week from Playspedia is called the Frozen Squirrel. I like it for the name and for it’s ability to score on a zone. The best takeaway from this play is to realize in order to get a good deep huck on a zone, you first need your deeps to come under. Nothing will stifle a zone offence and take away the huck threat more than players hanging out deep.

The play breaks down as follows:

  1. Middle handler throws to open side handler
  2. Break side handler (1) sprints to opposite sideline to catch throw

3 Person Weave – Drill of the Week

The 3 person weave drill is great for faking, handler movement, cutting to open space, resetting and seeing the field. The progression is as follows:

  • 3 handlers line up horizontally
  • 2 cuts up the line, 3 moves in, 1 fakes the pass to 2
  • 1 passes to 3, 2 cuts across the field
  • 3 passes to 2, 1 slides up the field
  • 3 Handlers are back in horizontal
  • Repeat the pattern: 3 cuts up the line, 1 moves in, 2 fakes the pass to 3
  • 2 passes to 1, 3 cuts across the field