The overhead basketball pass is usually used when inbounding the basketball if you want to skip pass the ball to a teammate or on a post outlet pass. It is normally a longer distance pass, so make sure that you do not telegraph it. Don’t let the defense read your eyes and use a pass fake if you need to.
This basketball passing drill will teach you how to correctly do the overhead pass and teach a very simple drill for mastering this type of pass. A big key is making sure that you snap the pass and that the pass is accurate. This basketball drill will work specifically on both of those things.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Overhead Pass Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball and a partner, or a wall.
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Goals of the Drill
- The purpose of this basketball drill is to work on outlet passes for big men and skip passes.
- Be as accurate as you can, snap each pass, and hold your follow-through on the pass.
- If you don’t have a partner, you can use a wall.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Stand 15-20 feet apart from your partner with one ball.
- When the drill starts, the player with the ball will step forward and make an overhead pass across the court to their partner.
- Once the other player catches the ball, they will make an overhead pass back.
- This back and forth pattern can go for a certain number of repetitions or for time.