4 Square Basketball Passing Drill

4 Square Basketball Passing Drill


Working on passing in basketball is something that should be done daily, especially with younger players. A team that takes care of the basketball and is constantly moving the ball is very hard to guard. Not only do players need to practice making good passes, but they also need to practice catching the ball. This will also help with taking care of the ball during a game.

There a multiple types of basketball drills out there that you can do to work on passing in practice, but this is a great drill for practice because it gets all of the players involved at the same time. Team basketball drills like this allow for a large group of players to all be involved at the same time, which helps to maximize your practice time.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: 4 Square Basketball Passing Drill

Equipment Needed: 1-3 basketballs and 8+ players.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on passing, catching the ball, and footwork.


Coaching Points

  • Players need to make accurate passes to their teammates and then meet the handoff with a jump stop.
  • To make the drill more difficult, you can add multiple basketballs to the drill.
  • Wait till the other balls are on the other side of the square to add a new ball, though.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Have a line of players on each block and each elbow (making a square).
  • One line will start with a basketball.
  • The player with the ball will make a chest pass to their left, follow the pass, and jump stop.
  • They will then receive the ball back from the player that they just passed the ball to.
  • They will then reverse pivot, hand the ball back, and then that player will make the next pass and repeat the action.
  • The player that just handed the ball off will go to the back of the line that they passed to and wait for their turn.
  • Once the players get comfortable with one ball, add in a second and third ball.
  • Also, you can change the direction of the drill at any time as well.


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