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Cutting & Chemistry

Postby UKLaxfan Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:40 am

Kevin Boland (JHU) article on Cutting & Chemistry

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/page.cfm? ... yid=130714
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Postby Lax_38 Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:13 pm

:D Thanks for the link! :D
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Postby LAXman CRW Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:41 pm

:P nice one thanks :P
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Postby Mr.Stanford Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:17 am

That's deffinately something i need to read
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Postby Jetpac Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:11 am

nice one
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Postby cjlax Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:31 pm

Ok guys....we get it everyone says thank you! so thank you for that, it's quite good actually!!
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Postby LAXman CRW Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:49 pm

yes

THANKS ONCE AGAIN

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Postby cjlax Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:40 pm

dude thats fine - if this thing makes you a better player and you feel inspired truly by it then i'm glad that you're thankful for it...... I'd hate to be the one to put a stomper on your joy!

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Postby Mr.Stanford Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:57 pm

as i said... smiley only replys get deleted
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Postby gringostar Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:53 am

Thanks, thats quite a usual piece. Always need to score more goals from the inside.
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Postby UKLaxfan Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:13 pm

Glad some people find the article interesting

For me there are two main points

1: When you are off-ball, always have your stick in a position where you can catch the ball and get a shot off. For example, never have your stick at your feet or down by your waist. Have your stick in a position where the feeder can see it and can feel confident that he can get you the ball in a dangerous position.

2: In order to become a better off-ball player, you can practice these scenarios over and over with your teammates. These looks should be open in games as long as you communicate with your feeder.


You only need two people to practice with a feeder & a cutter.

The cutter should work on Change of Speed & Change of Direction to get open similar to dodging only without the ball.

The feeder should work on feeding on the run and feeding coming out of a dodge to develop timing with the cutter, He should also concentrate on throwing a catchable pass, it doesn't have to be 100mph to find an open man.

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Cutting

Postby UKLaxfan Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:23 am

There are four main types of Cut

1) Goal Cut:
Cut directly to the goal
This makes the feed harder to make but the payoff off is that if the feed is successful
You will be in a better position facing the goal, ready to shoot straight away.

2) Ball Cut:
Cut directly to the ball
The feed is easier to make, as you are cutting to the feeder
The downside is that you will not be square to the goal when you catch the feed
It is easier to defend as the defender will normally play between you and the ball.
Deception is critical to success of cut eg cut when defender looks away

3) Fade Cut:
Cut away from goal to create separation for time & room shot
This is an Inside-Out move
You drive your defender in towards the goal initially
Then you pop off the crease to catch the ball ready to shoot
It is important that you plant you outside foot Before catching the feed
As the defender will be closing you down quickly after the fade cut

4) Combination Cut (Fade-Ball Cut or Fade-Goal Cut):
Starts the same as the Fade cut but instead of setting for Time & Room shot
You either Ball Cut so as defender is coming out to play you, your moving perpendicular to defenders slide.
or you Goal Cut so you drive to goal as defender is stepping out towards you.
The Fade-Goal Cut is commonly referred to as a "backdoor cut".
You make it look as you want ball on Outside then cut to Goal behind defenders back as he comes out to play you. This is an Outside-In move

To be a successful off ball player and good cutter you need to be able to execute all of these Cuts. If you always do the same type of cut the defender can adjust his style of defence and play you accordingly.

As with all cuts practice with your feeders so you can develop timing.
Work on explosive moves for first step, if you cut at half speed or without explosive change of speed & direction, you won't get open to receive the feed.

Multiple repetitions in practice (high reps) over a short distance work best.
You don't have to run 20 yrds for each rep, 5 yrds max, so that all cutters get a go and cutters can keep the intensity up.

Jogging through cutting drills is a waste of time as you will never get open.

Go full speed and fail lots until you can successfully execute the cut and finish is the most effective method of developing the skill.

Once you have completed a cut at Full Speed once, all you have to do is work on consistency.

Always work around a goal so that you can finish off the cut, it doesn't matter if there is a goalie in or not. Change plain of the shot and shoot for net, it doesn't have to be hard. A quick release either quick-stick or with one wrist cradle with result in more goals as it doesn't give the goalie time to set his position ready for the shot.

Practice - Practice - Practice

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