Basketball Passing Drills

Basketball passing drills and practices aim to develop passing accuracy, technique and awareness. The basic passes including chest pass, behind the back pass and side pass are covered with small games to put them into practice.

The aim is to improve the chest pass technique. This is the simplest, and most used pass in basketball, probably because it is often the most accurate, and quick pass, but also it can be used from just about anywhere on the court.

The aim is to improve the overhead pass technique. This is most often used when players have a defender closely guarding them, or as a long distance pass to start a fast break. The reason an overhead pass is used in these situations is because it enables players to pass the ball over the top of defenders.

The aim is to improve the behind the back pass technique. This is most often used by advanced players when a defender runs head on at them, because it allows them a bit more time to pass the ball to a teammate.

The aim is to improve the baseball pass technique. This is most often used when passing over a long distance, or to start a fast break.

The aim is to improve the chest pass technique. This is the simplest, and most used pass in basketball, probably because it is often the most accurate, and quick pass, but also it can be used from just about anywhere on the court.

The aim is to improve the sidearm pass technique. This is most often used when a player has a defender closely guarding them, and have to pass around them. The execution of the sidearm pass is very similar to that of the overhead pass, with the exception of the positioning of the ball.

The aim is to improve passing and receiving. Player starts facing a wall about 1 meter back, then executes a two handed chest pass against the wall, and the rebound should come back at the players chest for them catch. The hands should be put in the 'W' shape to catch the ball.

The aim is to improve passing, and receiving. At least 10 players are required for this drill. Some players line up in two groups at the top of the key, the first player in each of these lines has a ball.

The aim is to improve passing, and receiving, shooting, and defending. This drill uses 3 players, player 1 starts with the ball underneath the basket. Players 2 and 3 start where the 3 point line meets the back line.

The aim is to improve passing, and receiving. 2 teams of at least 4 players each are needed for this drill. Teams stand in 2 lines facing each other about 4 meters apart.

The aim is to improve passing, receiving, and shooting. Player 1 starts on the back line outside of the key, with player 2 standing at the top of the key with the ball. Player 1 darts into the key, player 2 throws a bad pass into the key, player 1 has to react to this bad pass and try to catch it.

The aim is to improve passing, receiving, dribbling, and the lay up.To start the drill player 1 stands on the back line in line with the basket. Player 2 starts in a wide position, in line with the top of the key. 

The aim is to improve passing, receiving, dribbling and the lay up. Player 1 starts with the ball on the back line at the left side of the key. Player 2 starts out wide on the same side in line with the top of the key.

The aim is to improve passing, and receiving. Start with 4 or 5 players on 1 team standing in a circle, and another player in the middle of the circle. 1 player starts with the ball and they have to use a chest pass to deliver the ball to another team mate.

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