Offence – L Stack Isolation Part 2

Following the first article on the L Stack this article looks at the flow of this offence in more detail.  As stated before, the L stack is a flowing offence that is best suited for advanced teams where any player can be a lane cutter or handler.  That being said, it doesn’t mean that every player needs to be equally good at lane cutting or handling, but the gist of it is that if you watch any top level team you’ll notice every player can huck, break the force, cut, dump and get open.

The L Stack can form the long “l” on any side of the force, the demonstration below shows the stack forming on the open side.   By forming on the open side, the handler must make a break force throw to the first lane cutter who should have a lot of room to cut.   From the first break it will be very hard for the defence to adjust, unless they are already practicing a high degree of poaching.  The animation below shows the perfect scenario where the first break, leads to an easy second break pass up the field.  Following this, the stack adjusts back into the L formation still leaving the defence in no position to cover an end zone goal.  These passes must be run at a very fast pace such that the defenders are scrambling to reorganize and keep the force away.
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Getting “The Break” – Part 2: How to Get It!

This post is a follow-up on Getting “The Break” Part 1. In Part 1 we covered the concept of “the break” point – scoring after your team has made the play to get a d-block or interception. In this post we’ll take a look at what your team can do to first get the break and then capitalize on it with a score.

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Getting “The Break” – Part 1: Understanding the Concept

One of the fundamental concepts when it comes to strategy in Ultimate is the idea of “the break”. This isn’t the same thing as making a break-force throw, instead what we’re talking about here is getting “the break” in the back-and-forth process of trading points with a team.

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