Boulder Cuts Straight Up

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The “boulder” or “reverse” cut is a fundamental building block for offensive players to get open for a pass.

The basic idea with running a boulder or reverse cut is for the cutter to draw their defender to start running in one direction, to then set up a cut in the opposite direction. Because of this aim of leading a defender away from the zone of attack, it is also sometimes called a “bluff” cut.

Here is a basic drill for practicing the “boulder” or “reverse” cut, as well as practicing straight-up marking and throwing through a straight-up force.

Key skills to emphasize for the cutter include running hard in the initial bluff cut, changing direction as quick as possible, and then running hard and always “going-to” the disc.