- 7 attackers form rondo shape inside grid. 1 additional attacker positioned in the centre.
- 5 defenders positioned inside the rondo.
- Attacking players must get the ball into the pivot player as many times as possible. One point is given each time he receives possession.
- Once he has the ball, he must turn and look to find another teammate quickly to keep the move going. If he succeeds in continuing the play, the next time he receives will be worth two points, and so on.
- Defenders aim to limit the number of passes into the pivot player by blocking lanes.
- If he does receive possession, defenders can’t tackle him directly but must look to block off his passing options to prevent the play from continuing further. If he can’t find another pass within 3 seconds, attacking team start the play again on the outside.
- Individual defenders can become attacking players if they win the ball, swapping with the attacker that conceded possession.
- (Attack) open body orientation to receive and make the next pass, moving into line of pass, back foot receiving, back foot passing, directional first touch, weight of pass to aid receivers next action, 3rd man passes when 2nd man blocked off, slow play down to draw more pressure, speed up to play through pressure, scanning.
- (Defence) pressing angles of approach to close down and shut off passing options, increase intensity when quality access to ball exists or on a trigger(heavy touch, receiving with back to play, hesitation etc), guided press into ‘fake options’/congested or closed off spaces.
- Rotate who occupies the pivot role every couple of minutes. Alternatively, if he receives and fails to make the next pass within 3 seconds then he becomes a defending player and coach chooses who he swaps with.