- 2 separate identical grids approx 15×20. Each with two 5 yard start/end zones seperated by a 10 yard middle zone.
- In one of the grids, the reds are the attacking team and have two players in both the start and end zone, as well as two players in the middle zone. Two yellow players also occupy the middle zone as defenders.
- In the other grid, the yellows are the attacking team and have two players in both the start and end zone, as well as two players in the middle zone. Two red players also occupy the middle zone as defenders.
- The attacking team in each grid must get the ball from one start/end zone to the other as many times as possible. They can do so directly or via one of their middle zone teammates.
- The two defending players in the middle zones must try to limit the number of passes that make their way from one start/end zone to the other.
- Team with most successful penetrative passes after a set amount of time wins.
- (Attack) use of ball and player movement to open up spaces/passing lanes and allow for progression of the play: decoy movements, ‘ushering’ ball through, double movements to create time to receive in middle and play through, half-turn and back foot receiving, use of link/3rd man passes, bounce passes to draw opponent pressure and open passing lane behind.
- (Defence) retaining access to direct attacking opponent while also blocking off passing lanes, cover shadows to stop passes at source, trapping attackers with ‘fake’ options.
- Rotate which players occupy the start/end zones and the middle zone.
- Who acts as the defending players in the opponent’s grid should also be rotated within their team.
- With smaller numbers; merge into one grid. Players in the start/end zone stay in these roles, middle zone players swap between acting as defenders and attackers on coaches instruction.