By: Ryan Goodson
Originally Published in: Basketball Essentials
Provided by: Human Kinetics
You now have a firm understanding of individual passing and catching fundamentals as well as how to break down the defense with the pass in the team setting. Now it's time to elevate your skills with refinement drills. This is where the real training begins!
CONE PASSING DRILL
If you want to elevate the drill, add a second basketball; this forces the passer to make accurate passes with one hand. In this progression, the offensive player starts the drill outside the three point arc with two basketballs. Player 1 must make a one hand pass to the cone with one basketball and then dribble the remaining basketball to the free throw line for a shot attempt.
PASSING TAG DRILL
The goal of the drill into pass, move, and communicate in an attempt to tag one of the opposing team's players with the basketball (figure 2.12).
This is a great drill to teach teamwork and communication. If the players do not speak and do not work together, there is little chance of success in this drill.