Create a grid the same size as the penalty box (18yd. x 44yd.) and put a 2 yd. gate close to one of the corners. (Divide your team into three teams of 6 players (or five, if you only have 15 total).  One team enters the grid, while another is located next to the gate. The third team is located on the same side of the gate, but close to the opposite corner (you may need to build a small grid for them to stay in to prevent them from cheating out). The coach plays a ball into the grid and the team in the grid attempts to keep possession. They can only use one touch for the first 10 seconds and the team near the gate may send one player in the grid to defend. At the end of 10 seconds, the team is allowed to play two-touch and the defending team may send one more defender into the grid for a total of two defenders. After 10 more seconds (20 seconds total), the team may play unlimited touch and look to get 5 passes while the defending team sends its remaining players into the grid. If the team in the grid completes five passes in the third sequence, they get a point and transition out of the grid to the opposite corner of the gate. The team that was just defending becomes the team attempting to keep possession in the grid. The third team (that was resting in the corner) transitions to the gate to send one player in to defend and start the sequence again. Players may only enter the grid through the gate. The time it takes for the third team to transition from the corner to the gate allows the team inside the grid a little time to organize for the one touch possession. If, at any point, the ball leaves the grid or the defender knocks it out of the grid, the transition happens right away.


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