Double Mumbo Cuts are a modern play we've seen college and high school teams running the last few years all over the country using the Pick & Roll to get players open, plus keep the Defense busy and confused.
Mumbo Cuts are becoming a standard part of the Playbook for most college and high school coaches. We saw Hopkins using Double Mumbo Cuts at the beginning of their game against Navy last night. We've seen other top college teams use this offense to generate big shots and big goals all over the field.
Although it's more of an intermediate difficulty offense, you can still teach your youth team to use this play if you spend a little bit of time on it in practice, and if your player understand how to hang onto the ball and try something else if the first few options don't work.
The the 1-4-1 Formation is a great way to create space outside around the perimeter of the field for your players that are good Dodgers, plus create confusion for the Defense, with players moving and setting Picks on the Crease, right in front of the goal.
HERE'S THE PLAY:
Start your players in a classic 1-4-1 Formation: one Midfielder up top, two Midfielders on the Crease; two Attackmen on the wings, one Attackman behind the goal at "X".
Figure 1.) Start this play any time the ball gets to the Midfielder at top center. This should be one of your best Dodgers, or a Midfielder that has a good "match-up" against a weaker Defender. Blue 1 should make a hard move to the goal.
The two Wing Attackmen will cut to the Crease. While Blue 1 is dodging, Attackmen Blue 4 and Blue 5 will cut from the outside to the Crease. If their Defenders follow them, they are creating Space for Blue 1. If Red 4 and Red 5 don't follow them, they are open on their way to the goal!
RELATED PLAYS & DRILLS:
- Duke 3-1-2 Inside-Out Pick & Roll Offense: This is the offense Duke used when they won the 2014 NCAA National Championship Game!
- 3-1-2 Outside-In Pick & Roll Offense: Another modern offense we've seen college teams using the last few years. Relatively simple to teach your youth or high school players.
- 2-3-1 Alley Dodge with a Crease Pop: Another classic play that should be a standard part of the playbook for any college or high school coach.
- 2-3-1 Pass Down/Pick Down Offense: This is actually a Box Lacrosse Offense we've seen top college and club team coaches using with their field lacrosse teams.
- 1-4-1 Reverse Double "Mumbo" Cuts: Try this simple variation of the same play to free up shooters and keep the Defense tied up so they can't Slide to stop the ball!
Make sure you tell us if you start using Mumbo Cuts with your team!