Passing is one of the fundamental skills in basketball that all kids should focus on when learning the game. This is a simple drill that teaches the youth how to pass and catch while also developing the idea of cutting after a pass. This will get the kids into a good habit of passing then cutting, setting themselves up for future success!
Divide the players into small groups of 3-5 and have each group break into 2 lines, with 1 ball at the front of one of the lines. Initially, lines should be approximately 10-15 feet apart.
Have players start by passing to their opposite line
After each pass, players will follow their pass to join the back of the opposite line
Key Teaching Points:
Ensure players are calling out names before they pass to promote communication
Make sure players are looking where they want to pass
Ensure players are stepping in the direction they want to pass
Passing, Receiving, Coordination
Increase the distance, having lines take a couple steps back to make longer passes
Have players alternate the types of passes they make (one-handed push pass, bounce pass, overhead pass)
Add defense by having the player closeout to the player they passed to and play guided defense
Allow a dribble, so passers can escape their defender with one dribble before passing