After taking a look at a big slate of Saturday’s games, Ohio State’s early start vs Hopkins stood out.

They came out firing, and went hard at the middle of the field with their 4 Out set from up top. Let’s take a look! (THREAD)
High Wing

Here you see the 4 Out look. Very similar to a high pairs look or umbrella look. Isolating off the high wing, the dodger can go under or over. The adjacent teammate is be ready to mirror / pick. Mitchell makes a nice rollback, gets his hands free and scores.
Underneath dodges that don’t create a quality shot can be transferred, or carried through X. Notice the low pair exchanging. After the ball swings a few times back through the X carry, LeClaire takes his opportunity to sweep topside, bearing downhill and turning the corner.

Mitchell attacks the top foot and sweeps. Both inside pairs players cut down, getting to a mirror and inside spot. An On the Run Hitch forces a poor approach, and Mitchell turns the corner for a shot.

Notice the true "mirror" as it swings back around for the goal!
Early in the 2nd quarter, Mitchell cashes in on a LH sweep in this same look. Both high players press down, no slide comes, and he bears down on a sweep after a LH carry.

The one hand cradle and change of speed is subtle! High percentage looks come in the middle of the field!
Low Wing

Mitchell’s dodge underneath displays a quick forward through X, and a transfer to the wing. After a shot out of bounds, the low wing initiates. A flat approach allows Terefenko to turn the corner w/ a late adjacent slide.

Getting to the middle is the name of the game!
Don't Settle!

One of the few possessions early on that resulted in a low % look for the Buckeyes. Early in a possession, this could be a great opportunity for a rollback after a topside effort (see Mitchell’s first goal), or a transfer through X to get the party started.
Razor Picks!

Jack Myers is a special player, one I’ve been lucky to work with before. Note this razor pick for the shortstick, causing an advantage and a TTC opportunity for his teammate! A simple wrinkle out of a predominantly 4 high look!
Getting to the middle is key. This 4 Out look creates a lot of opportunity to let your horses run, or play right into the 2 man game. Savvy attackman hang around the pipes, and On the Run shooting technique is key! Turn the Corner!
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Not to mention the subtle backside exchange that helps to "occupy" what would be the HOT defender

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