A Basic Structure and Set of Roles for a Flow Offence
Taken from UKUA Level 1 Coaching Workbook.
Described here is an offensive structure designed to facilitate the smooth running of a flow offence.
•To maintain control of the disc.
•To allow players to fulfil the role for which they are best suited.
•To ensure that everyone knows who should be cutting, where and when. This allows players to anticipate their next move.
•Should be shrewd players, with good disc skills, good vision and good decision making skills.
•Their role is to retain possession, distribute the disc, not turnover and to always give an option.
•They should never run away and leave the thrower isolated, unless they are certain someone else is going to cover for them.
•They should run one-twos when possible but not ‘hog’ the play or cut-off downfield cutters.
•They should be smart and make the thing tick.
First cutters (2):
•They should be throwers, cutters and thinkers.
•Their role is to make is to make first cuts (which can start from anywhere and be to either flank) and throw continuation passes where possible.
•They must always offer continuation cuts, especially from dumps.
•If the first 1st cutter isn’t passed to, the second 1st cutter should cut.
Deep cutters (2):
•They should be runners and catchers primarily but ideally throwers too.
•Their role is to provide continuation cuts for first cutters.
•They should provide the ‘strike’ or ‘long’ options for the team.
•They should aim to score lots of goals.
•This player must be able to read the game well.
•Their role is to fill any gaps and cover any option that team-mates are unable to offer.
•Their aim is to maintain the smooth running of the offence and maintain the flow.
•They should never ‘cut off’ other cutters.
•They should always get free and ‘rescue’ the team from a tight spot.