Play Type:“ “  Point Guard Passing Drill


This is a great passing drill that focuses on catching the ball on the move.

Set Up

  • Have your point guard start at halfcourt with the ball in their hands.
  • You’ll have a wing player setup at the foul line extended, and another offensive player on the opposite block, with the sole defensive player in stance at the top of the key.
  • Based on how the defender reacts to the point guard and surrounding players, the point guard will have to make the correct read and get the ball to the open player.



  1. Your point guard is going to come strong with an attack dribble on the same side as the wing, looking to get a foot in the key.
  2. As they drive into the paint, the wing player is going to fill in the open space behind the point guard, like a vacuum, with their hands ready to catch the ball.
  3. The point guard will come to a jump stop, pivot, and make the pass back out to the wing player as they step into the pass – from there they can do whatever they feel most comfortable doing, whether that’s a three point shot or taking it strong to the rim.

Coaching Tips

If the point guard is only a couple feet away from the wing player, they might feel more comfortable making a shovel pass – this is your“ prerogative as a coach whether your okay with it.


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