Basketball Passing Drills

These basketball passing drills give you a huge selection of activities to choose from to improve your team’s passing. From basics like how to throw the ball and how to catch it through to more advanced training sessions on passing patterns and quickness, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re looking for a basketball drill to run at practice tonight or planning your practices for the rest of the season you’ll find everything you need right here at Basketball Coach Weekly.

‘Skip Pass Zone’ Moves Ball To Corner

‘Skip Pass Zone’ Moves Ball To Corner

From Rory Hamilton, head girls coach at Norman North High in Oklahoma   This drill works on skip passes, dribble penetration, kick-out passes, drawing defenders as you attack and culminating in an open corner 3-pointer when all defenders are occupied.   Why use it   Players must get used to moving the ball via the […]

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Work Passing, Pivoting & Closing Out

From Troy Culley, head coach of the Myerscough College Division 3 team, UK   ‘Paired Passing’ uses simple actions to work a multitude of game skills within a drill you can use every day to hammer home their importance   Why use it   Not every drill needs to utilize the entire floor, run the […]

‘X Passing’ Simulates Game Passes

‘X Passing’ Simulates Game Passes

From Rory Hamilton, head girls coach, Norman North High School in Oklahoma   Work on wing entries, post feeds, skip passes and ball reversals in this high-energy drill requiring quick movements and constant motion   Why use it   Passes in practice must look just like the ones you want to use in a game. […]

Make proper passes and focus on scoring

Make proper passes and focus on scoring

From Kelly Graves, the head women’s coach at the University of Oregon You don’t want to be the one who misses in this drill focusing upon dribble penetration, proper cuts to the hoop, passing to a cutter and scoring on the move. Why use it It seems so easy – deliver a sharp pass in […]

Scramble Drill to build teamwork and skills

Scramble Drill to build teamwork and skills

From Kelly Graves, the head women’s coach at the University of Oregon The pressure is on as players must make accurate passes, secure their catches, sprint to the next spot and eventually score at the rim without the ball touching the ground Why use it The Scramble Drill shows your players why delivering the ball […]

Develop Smarter Passers

The 4-on-3 ‘Tight Corners Drill’ encourages smarter, faster passing as the offense attempts to use its numbers advantage to beat the defense. WHY USE IT Improve passing with high energy drills utilizing defenders. SET UP Each team has at least four players although only three at a time play on defense. The offensive four players […]