4 Cone Box Basketball Passing Drill

Add a defender into your basketball passing drills to create game-like scenarios and force offensive players into making better decisions.

WHY USE THIS OFFENSIVE BASKETBALL DRILL
Once the basketball passing basics are mastered, put those skills to the test by having players attempt to pass with an aggressive defender lurking.

SET UP
Set up a box by spacing cones 15 feet apart. Place a defender inside the box. There are three offensive players outside the box at a cone with one cone left vacant.

HOW TO PLAY
Offensive players are positioned one pass away from the initial ball handler. There are no passes allowed into or through the box, so on the first pass, the player not receiving the ball sprints to the open cone [1]. The defender is not allowed to step outside the box but his or her hands can reach out to deflect or steal the pass. On a left-to-right pass outside the box, the offensive player not involved moves to the open cone [2]. On a quick pass back, the player near the baseline relocates to the open cone again [3].

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TECHNIQUE
Offensive players learn to move the ball quickly, ball fake, pass in either direction and move to get open. After everyone has a chance to play defense, add a second defender with one defender always on the ball to step up the intensity.

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