As your team starts to become more proficient with passing, you can start to teach more advanced concepts with passing. Being able to use passing to create scoring opportunities for teammates and also being able to think two passes in advance. A great teaching emphasis to help with creating scoring opportunities is teaching athletes to pass fake as well. Being able to get open lanes through pass fakes and looking at angles are just some of the advanced concepts.
As your teams start to take it to the next level, you need to start making the drills that you run in practice more difficult as well. Here are some of the more advanced drills that I like to run to improve passing:
- OSU Passing Drill. (2 players on the sideline on the right side and 2 on the left side spaced in the middle of the backcourt and frontcourt. Passer will throw a pass and run up the court to receive a return pass. They will repeat the pass to the next player before receiving a pass for a lay-up. This repeats on the other side). To take this drill to the next level, have your athletes use a medicine ball when passing.
- 3 on 2/2 on 1. (3 players work an a fastbreak against 2 defenders. After a shot or turnover the shooter will get back on defense. The 2 initial defenders become the offense in transition up the court). Emphasize quick scoring and limiting turnovers.
If you need a diagram of any of these drills or have questions about my descriptions, do not hesitate to leave a comment or send me an e-mail.