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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.

Perimeter Passing Sets Up Post

in Basketball plays, Passing drills

Get your big man into the action by reversing the ball, clearing space and setting up an isolation on the block WHY USE IT A lot of the focus in the 4-Out Motion is on the perimeter players but reward your post for all his or her hard work by an opportunity to go 1-on-1... MORE

Near-Side Screen Sets Up Rim Lob

in Passing drills, Shooting drills

Run fake action coming toward the sideline inbound to create space and set up a backdoor lob at the rim for a game-winning shot WHY USE IT Run fake action coming toward the sideline inbound to create space and set up a backdoor lob at the rim for a game-winning shot SET UP Position two... MORE

Practice Perfect Passing To Increase Scoring

in Passing drills

The best basketball practices I’ve attended always feature a lengthy segment dedicated to passing. Passing moves quickly. Passing pushes the tempo. Passing has a gracefulness to it. Sure, dribbling is critical to success but those drills typically feature one player pounding the ball. And, you can’t score if you don’t shoot well, but, again, even the most fluid shooting drills can be derailed by... MORE

Tight Spaces, Clean Passes

in Basketball drills and skills, Passing drills

Using the volleyball lines on your gym floor, players are in condensed areas in which to run, cut, pass and catch providing the defense with an advantage WHY USE IT Beating pressure comes down to smart decision making, fast cuts and accurate passes. Drill all these skills in this 2-on-2 workout. SET UP Use the volleyball lines and boxes on... MORE

Warm Up With The 4 Corner Drill

in Basketball drills and skills, Passing drills

Ditch stationary passing and get players on the move by having them pass, cut, catch and pass again to keep the action moving WHY USE IT Use this drill at the start of practice to get players hustling, moving and ready for the energy you expect rather than simply soft tossing passes back and forth. SET UP Use half the court... MORE

Install Punishment For Inaccurate Pass

in Basketball drills and skills, Passing drills

The updated Weave Drill continues through its final phases but if a player launches an errant pass, then make the entire team face the consequences WHY USE IT Instead of singling out a player who makes a mistake, punish the entire team when the Weave Drill goes wrong. This keeps players encouraging each other throughout the drill’s course. SET UP This is... MORE

Revamped Weave Forces Hustle, Accuracy

in Basketball drills and skills, Passing drills

When the updated Weave Drill is executed properly, expect players to push themselves for success rather than go through the motions WHY USE IT Don’t ditch the Weave Drill — change it and reap the rewards. SET UP A player is under the hoop with a ball. A teammate is positioned in front of the hash mark on each sideline. Set up... MORE

4-Ball Pivot, Fake & Pass

in Basketball drills and skills, Passing drills

It takes a focused mind and perfect execution when having four players dribbling toward the same point, ball faking and passing WHY USE IT Work on forward pivots, reverse pivots and ball fakes all while challenging players to pass and receive within a split-second of each other to develop better timing, coordination and focus. SET UP Set up four lines of players in... MORE

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