Want your players to become star passers? Well, the game “Star Passing” can make them into one. This game/drill allows your players to work on passing and receiving and it gives the players a lot of touches throughout the game.
Divide the players into small groups of 5 or 6. Have each group spread out in a circle (or star) with 1 basketball.
Determine a pattern for the ball to work its way around the circle
A suggested pattern is “passing two to the right” (see Diagram below)
Each player should receive and make a pass before the pattern repeats
Passing, Receiving, Coordination, Speed
KEY TEACHING POINTS
Coach passers to step into the pass and follow-through with their hands
Ensure catchers are providing a target for the pass
Teach players to communicate, calling the names of the player they are passing to
Encourage players to speed up their passes to challenge themselves
Spread out so passes are further away
Have players practice each type of pass
Slowly introduce more balls into the drill, further challenging concentration
Reverse the pattern, flipping the direction of the passing pattern
Introduce 5 defenders to act as guided defenders attempting to disrupt passes