Take a look at this submission from Glenn. A great out of bounds drill to teach [tag]passing a basketball[/tag] that can work with all age groups.
I made up a simple but highly effective [tag]out of bounds[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] to help the person passing the ball in from out of bounds.
This [tag]basketball[/tag] drill is simple.
Set up your players any way that you want. Since I [tag]coach[/tag] 10 & 11 year olds I have them run the stack play. The only thing I change is I have the out of bounds [tag]passer[/tag] turn his back to the court so he can’t see any of the players. Then when he yells break he has to immediately turn around and pass the ball to an open teammate. It seems like it’s an easy play but it is much harder to execute than it seems.
I found out that this drill teaches players to find the open man quickly and I stress that you can’t guess where they may go. You have to see them open before you make the [tag]pass[/tag]. And oh by the way, instead of a 5 second count I go with a 4 second count so they will get used to passing it in quickly.
That is my drill and I hope someone tries it and finds it useful to their team. Have a great day.