This classic basketball [tag]passing drill[/tag] will help teach basic passing and [tag]catching skills[/tag]. To increase difficulty try running this [tag]basketball drill[/tag] with four, five, or six players. As another option, have your players return down the court playing 2 vs. 1.
– Begin with three evenly spaced lines across the baseline
– The player in the middle line (Player 2) starts with the ball
– The players is the left line (Player 1) and right line (Player 1) prepare to receive a pass
• Player 2 begins the drill by passing to Player 1
• Following the pass and moving up the court, Player 2 sprints behind Player 1
• Player 1 moves up the court, passing and sprinting behind Player 3
• The drill continues, moving up the court. Each player passes, follows his pass, then sprints behind the player who received the ball
• The last pass is a bounce pass. The receiving player converts a layup. The ball is rebounded. The drill is re-initiated coming back the other way
• Again, the layup is converted. The next group of three players begins
• As alternative, try a Five-Man Weave. Drill is run the same, but with five lines instead of three.
Points of Emphasis
– Ball does not touch the ground
– All layups must be made
– Passing player calls out the name of the receiving player