- Attacking team begin with a 5+GK vs 2 inside the first phase of build-up. Grid ends approx 25 yards out from goal.
- 3 additional defending players are positioned just outside the grid.
- Further forward, 2 attackers flank the last man on the defending team.
- Small goal either side of centre-circle.
- Attacking team aim to retain possession in grid to draw more opponent pressure.
- For every two/three passes made, another defending player is allowed to enter the grid.
- Attacking team look to invite more opponents into the grid before releasing to the strikers. They can release at any point where sufficient space has been created further forward for the two attackers to run through and score in the mini goals.
- Defenders outside grid are allowed to block off passing lanes through to the attackers with their positioning.
- One point given for a goal scored by the attacking team. If the defending team recover possession at any stage, they can look to score in the main goal, earning 2 points.
- (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, body between ball and opposing player when pressured, knowing when to release as pressure intensifies and space opens up further forward, release over/around/through pressure.
- (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.
- Pick teams with an even balance of attacking and defensive players in squad. Swap over half-way through.