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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
A fake pass followed by running the baseline opens space for a long baseball pass leading into a quick look at a guard coming off a screen. WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL PLAY Having to go 94 feet in just a couple seconds limits your options. Increase the percentage of completing a long baseball pass by […]
Draw a double-team in the post on one side of the floor as your best player cuts to the hoop using an off-the-ball, weak-side screen. THE SITUATION Still trailing Duke midway through the first half, Kansas goes back to its superstar, Andrew Wiggins, on a well-timed backside cut as the defense was occupied double-teaming the […]
Ohio State ran this play to set up an open 3-pointer to close the half on the road against a ranked opponent – use it in your program. WHY USE THIS 3-POINTER BASKETBALL PLAY If the 3-pointer goes in, this is a demoralizing play for the opponent as your team has scored a huge basket […]