Enhance your passing ability using solo and partner drills so you can deliver accurate, timely passes in any situation
- Discover partner passing drills that simulate game situations and help you make quick decisions
- Get passing drills to use against a wall, barrier or object when you're in the gym by yourself
- Learn how to use a variety of different passes so you'll be able to execute them when needed in a game
with Austin McBeth, Smart Basketball Training Lead Trainer; Des Moines Area Community College Assistant Coach; former player at Iowa State University under Head Coach Fred Hoiberg
Passing is one of the most underrated skills in the game of basketball. Players who can pass the ball effectively make their teammates better and put them in position to score the ball.
Smart Basketball Training's lead trainer, Austin McBeth, gives you 17 passing drills that include exercises which can be completed with a partner and others that are perfect for when you're in the gym by yourself. Not only will you learn drills to improve your passing, but McBeth will also explain when and why to use different types of passes, giving you the knowledge to beat the defense by dropping dimes at the right times.
With a Partner
If you're practicing with your team or just with a friend, McBeth has a variety of drills you can use in a partner format. You'll learn how to throw better lead passes, back door bounce passes, pocket passes, flare passes and more!
The drills don't just have you and your partner standing around throwing the ball back and forth - they have each of you simulating game-like motions on the court so you'll be able to recognize when to throw every type of pass during the heat of competition.
Without a Partner
There will be times where your friends are busy and you still want to get in the gym and work on your passing. Luckily, McBeth shows you a variety of one-handed and two-handed passing drills you can do against a wall that will work great in a solo format. Not only will you pass against a wall, but you'll also practice passing immediately following different styles of crossovers so you'll develop muscle memory and be more comfortable throwing off the dribble.
Whether you're a point guard looking to rack up more assists or someone who plays another position that's simply looking to develop your passing skills, this video from Smart Basketball Training will give you the drills you need to pass like a pro.