During the drill, the players form two lines on opposite sides of the field. The lines are split in half so that there are 2 or 3 players in each corner. Four players are stationed inside of the small central zone, with two players working for each team. During the drill, the ball is played in an up, back, and thru pattern back and forth across the grid. The pattern starts with a pass from the corner into a target player in the central zone. The support player in the central zone drops behind the target in order to receive the back pass from him. Finally, the support player makes the thru pass to the player who struck the first pass, who has run from one corner to the other. Upon completion of the sequence, play re-starts in the other direction. after five minutes, new players are switched into the central zone.
1. The target player should push up the field as far as possible.
2. The support player should be able to reach a back pass made to the left or right.
3. All players looking to receive passes should call for the ball several times.
1. Using the same passing sequence, move balls counter-clockwise around the grid rather than back and forth. The pairs of players in the central zone will be responsible for moving the ball down two sides of the field.