Double The Passing Options

Not all passing angles allow players always to use their strong hands – develop weak hands and increase the odds of completing a useful pass

WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL PASSING DRILL
When your players only use the strong hand to pass, defenses have the advantage and overplay that hand. Use this drill to keep defenders honest.

SET UP
Find a couple walls in your gym and places a large target on each. Stand in the middle of the floor with a whistle as the players dribble with their off- or weak hand [1].

HOW TO PLAY
On your command, the players move straight from dribbling with the weak hand to passing with it. The strong hand is not involved at all. Players, no matter their location, pass the ball as hard as they can at the target. They retrieve their balls and start dribbling again [2]. Once players become proficient in standing, dribbling and passing, have them dribbling on the move and passing to the target on your command [3].

Basketball passing drill

TECHNIQUE
The strong hand isn’t allowed at all in this drill – not to steady the ball on the transfer, not to restart the dribbling and certainly not to aid on the pass. Using the weak hand throughout gives players confidence in that hand and gets them away from the dominant-hand push pass.

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