Steve Nash Behind the Back Partner Passing Basketball Drill

Steve Nash Behind the Back Partner Passing Basketball Drill


The Steve Nash behind the back partner passing drill is going to work on ball handling and being able to pass with one hand right off the dribble. This type of pass would be used in a game when a player is dribbling the basketball, and a teammate flashes open, and there is only a small window of time to get them the ball. If the player handling the ball has to pick up the ball with both hands before making the pass, they may miss their chance to get the open teammate the ball. This is where the push pass comes into play. It allows the player to quickly and accurately pass off the dribble to the open teammate.

Basketball passing drills like this are great for basketball camps or times when you have a large number of players in basketball training. It keeps all of the players active at the same time, and it also works on two different skills during the same basketball drill, which will help maximize time.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Steve Nash Behind the Back Partner Passing Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 2 Basketball and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on ball handling and being able to make a push pass off of the dribble.


Coaching Points

  • Do your best to keep your handle as tight and quick as you can. It is okay if you mess up because you are challenging yourself to go as hard as possible.
  • Really make sure that you snap your pass to your partner, and try to be as accurate as you can.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Each player will start with a basketball in their left hand, and they will face each other about 8-10 feet apart.
  • At the same time, they are both going to take a stationary dribble with their left hand, make a behind the back dribble move, and then fire a push pass to their partner with their right hand.
  • As soon as they catch the ball, they are going to repeat this motion.
  • Go for 20-30 seconds, and then switch the starting hand to your right hand.


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