Most coaches are always looking for new basketball drills to teach passing and shooting technique. Here are 2 proven drills that combine passing and shooting skills in real game situations. The first one is called the “Wire Pass and Shooting Drill,” and the second is called “Into The Post.”

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Wire Pass and Shooting Drill

This drill is performed with the team divided into three groups. One group lines up on the baseline, another group lines up on the foul line and the final group lines up at half court.

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The ball begins on the foul line. The first player in line passes the ball to the first player in line at half court. That player is moving forward to take a shot from three point range.

The player catches and shoots the ball. Meanwhile, the first player in line at the base line moves under the basket. That player rebounds, passes to the next player on the foul line, and then moves to the line at the foul line.

The player on the foul line moves to the half court line once the pass is made to the shooter. The shooter moves to the end of the line at the base line.

Coaching Points:

The shooter should catch the ball while setting his feet to shoot. It should be one continuous motion – catching and shooting. The player should be under control at all times.

The passer should accurately make a chest pass so the shooter can catch and shoot. The rebounder should rebound with two hands, pivot, and make an accurate chest pass to the passer.

Basketball Passing Drill: Into the Post

The main purpose of this drill is to practice getting the ball into the post quickly and effectively. This drill begins with two groups of players at the top of the key, a player at each wing, and a player at each post position. This drill will be run separately on each side of the lane at the same time.

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The first player in each line at the top of the key has the ball. That player makes a crisp chest pass to the player on the wing. The player on the wing receives the pass and then either makes a bounce pass or a lob pass to the player in the post. The player in the post then passes the ball back out to the player that’s at the top of the key.

The players will move to the next position by the top of the key moving to the wing, the wing moving to the post, and the post moving to the top of the key.

Coaching Points:

The coach should look to make sure all passes are crisp and accurate. The player in the post should present a good target and catch the ball with two hands. The player in the post should have a solid foundation to hold off a defender (if there were a defender on him).

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