- 4 zones on both halves of the grid.
- Both teams have a player in each of the four zones in their half, with two teammates positioned near the two mini goals in the opponents half.
- Defending players must stay in their zones, strikers can move between zones to receive but must stay behind opposing defenders.
- Team that has the ball must circulate possession until a penatrative passing opportunity arises to feed the strikers.
- Strikers must receive and score in the mini goal quickly to avoid second phase defensive pressure.
- Possession changes hands in the event that the opponent scores, or when a successful interception is made.
- (Attack) shift possession horizontally before recognising when gap opens up, back foot passing and receiving, 3rd man passing, reverse/disguised passing, positioning in the ‘line of pass’, blind-side movements.
- (Defence) maintain short distances to prevent passes through, shift quickly as ball moves from side to side, scanning to keep track of striker’s position and to retain cover shadow, quick reactions to recover following penetrative pass.
- Difficulty can be increased by enforcing the rule that the receiving striker must pass across to the other striker to finish the move. This also gives defenders a second opportunity to prevent a goal.
- Finishers can swap with feeders on coaches instruction.