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 […]
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.
Passers are trapped by a pair of defenders — attacking and pivoting through the pressure are the keys to making a successful pass to a partner WHY USE IT Traps are a part of the game. If your team or a specific player shows they can’t handle pressure, expect to see more of it. Practice against traps and pressure every […]
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 […]
Keep warm-up drills moving quickly while pushing skills you want — these passing drills are a perfect fit as they are efficient and test players’ accuracy WHY USE IT Be sure passing is a focus during your warm-up time — this a great drill to work on a variety of passes in a short time. SET UP In the first […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Use a ball fake before every pass and have players progress from a typical chest pass to an overhead, bounce, hook and even add in V-cuts WHY USE IT Passing drills need focus, otherwise players toss soft passes rather than using game-like actions. SET UP Position four players in a box formation. The player with the ball (1) is in the […]
Long passes are a necessity when your offense is spaced wide, ensure these passes are crisp and sharp, and don’t result in turnovers WHY USE IT Navigating large spaces on the floor requires long passes. But, with the ball in the air for that amount of time, the defense has a better opportunity to create turnovers. This drill provides the necessary repetitions for players […]
Even teams with the best spacing principles get caught in a tight area, practice using pass fakes, quick pivots and an occasional bounce pass to escape WHY USE IT Talk spacing with your team all you want but there is going to come a time when players are bunched together near the sideline or baseline… and they need to know the best […]