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.

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

Box Passing Progression

in Basketball drills and skills, Passing drills

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... MORE

‘Big Space’ Drill Sharpens Long Passes

in Basketball drills and skills, Passing drills

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... MORE

Backscreen Sets Up Low-Post Score

in Passing drills

Run your best post player off a couple screens to free the interior for an easy scoring opportunity WHY USE IT This play places your best post-scoring threat deep on the block where the defense doesn’t have much of a chance to stop him or her. SET UP The ball is inbounded on the right side. Position your best post player near... MORE

Elbow Pass, Slip Screen & Score

in Basketball plays, Passing drills

Work the ball around the perimeter, preach unselfishness and watch this play culminate in a perfect slip screen and score at the basket WHY USE IT Teams tend to overplay the perimeter when the initial action is in that area – take advantage by slipping a weak-side screen and create an easy scoring opportunity. SET UP The ball is on the... MORE

Wildcat Backdoor

in Basketball plays, Offense drills, Passing drills

Flood the left side, use a high backdoor screen and unleash your leaping guard toward the basket for an easy scoring opportunity WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL PLAY Move a shooter into the corner and a forward into prime post-up position on the left side to place defensive focus away from the backside of the court.... MORE

Ball Movement Rules Heath Drill

in Basketball drills and skills, Passing drills

Based on the children’s game of tag, ball handlers pass to teammates in an effort to tag the opposition stationed inside the 3-point line WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL PASSING DRILL Keep players engaged with a drill that is fun, competitive, teaches spatial awareness and forces quick thinking from all players involved. SET UP The 3-point... MORE


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