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« on: August 12, 2009, 03:31:17 PM »

So lately I've been in a bit of a cutters slump. I'm a relatively young player at 16 years old and haven't been playing for very long either, so I guess this was coming sooner or later. I'm extremely athletic, but I really can't find rhythm in a ho-stack lately. Vert is fine, but ho-stack just really hasn't been flowing with my new club team and that's all we run.

Any advice?

--I'm usually on the outsides of the ho-stack and don't know exactly where to cut when the disc is all the way on the other side of the field.

--I'm afraid of clogging someones cut, so when he disc is centered and I'm on the outside I kind of cut straight in and out. What kind of cut should I actually make?

--When is the proper time to break deep and when is the time to come in?

I hope this is more specific than my previous thread on the ho-stack!

I could use some answers, as my team is playing at Cooler this weekend.


Hopefully I'll break my slump soon! This has never happened before!
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 04:51:35 PM »

I can give you some advice, but my first question is...
Does your club team have someone that you could ask because they will know what they are expecting knowing the offense and such?
What about the captain or someone very knowledgeable in their offense.

Besides that I would say...(Im not an expert but have ran HO stack)

The main thing is make sure you're not cutting in the same place as the guy next to you. Its okay if you cut with the guy farthest form you but just make sure and not cut horizontally.
Your cuts should be at an angle but think of the field cut in to fourths long-ways and you own 1 of those fourths. You can make angles within that fourth but dont cross over(unless the count gets high and youve got to ad lib something)

You should cut deep when the guy next to you is cutting in. You guys should alternate making cuts deep as to keep the defense moving.
I also would take in to fact your handlers and who can cut deep. You should always "make" the deep cut when its your turn but you should know who on your team will actually be able to make that throw(not all of my team can make that throw) as to not sprint deep and expect a throw from a guy you know wont throw it and such...

hope this helps, I know its scattered and not very thorough...

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