- Begin with 5 attacking players in grid on one side of the field.
- ‘Switcher’ for attacking team positioned outside the possession grid at the half-way line.
- Additional attacker positioned in the far half-space.
- Defending team begin with 2 players inside box.
- 3 more defenders start on the edge of the penalty area.
- Finally, the last defender positions in allignment with the attacker on the far side.
- Two small goals placed on either flank at the half-way line.
- Defending team have goalkeeper in main net.
- Attacking team must retain possession in grid. For every two passes without losing the ball, another defender moves into the grid(coming from the three on the edge of the penalty area).
- Attacking team can choose the moment to release possession to the ‘Switcher’. The more passes you can make without a loss, the more defenders are drawn into the grid(maximum of 5v5).
- Switcher plays a diagonal pass towards the isolated attacker on the far side.
- Isolated attacker tries to get past his direct opponent with the ball, while the rest of the players move into the box to prepare for a cross. If the defender chooses to get tight to the attacker, the switcher can look to play him through on goal with a ball in behind/over the top instead.
- In the event that the defending team recover possession at any stage, their objective is to score into one of the small goals on the half-way line. Two points are given for a goal scored on the counter-attack.
- Passing & Receiving principles- pass to back foot, create angles to receive as well as to play the next pass(open body orientation), move into the ‘line of pass’, weight of pass, support movements, when to hold possession to draw pressure and when to play quickly through pressure, ‘disguised’ passing.
- Pressing principles- angled pressure to close off passing options, increasing intensity when quality access to the ball exists, collapsing on the space surrounding ball-occupant with support from teammates, guided press into congested areas, blind-side dispossessions.
- Superiority- understand when isolated player should be left in a 1v1 and when support should be offered, knowing the moment to release possession from grid when conditions for retaining the ball become weaker and sufficient space has been created on far-side.
- Movement in the box- blind-sides, double movements, decoys to open space for teammate, 3rd man moves for flick-ons to back-post.
- Rotate which players occupy possession grid, role of switcher, and role of isolated attacker. 5 defending players also rotate with each other to ensure they all experience each scenario.
- Defending team and attacking team can swap over half-way through if they have been picked evenly in terms of attacking and defensive minded players.