This drill is a great progression from the three v two drill as it creates multiple opportunities for practice of the skill under pressure. Create three or four channels of 30x20 metre dimensions - marked out with poles at each end.
This exercise allows you to develop an awareness of running lines and support play, including players holding their depth and communicating. A difficult drill to master but has excellent results in a game by developing the concept of changing direction twice.
Developing the lateral pass takes repetition and practice. This drill allows the player to understand the importance of realigning at depth and being in the correct positions to pass and receive a pass.
This is a good progression for the group to understand the importance of holding their depth and developing the ability of the players to pass back to the support runner.