This basketball passing drill will work on passing off the dribble with one hand. This will come into play a lot with point guards or players that handle the basketball a lot within the offense. It is important to be able to execute this type of pass off of the dribble because sometimes there is not enough time for the player to pick the basketball up with both hands and then make the pass. There may be a cutter that pops open, and there is only a small window to get the ball to them.
By adding the double between the legs move in between each pass, you are simulating a player being in the middle of breaking down their defender, and you are also making this a basketball dribbling drill. A big key to this basketball drill is making sure that the players do their best to snap their passes in a straight line to each other. Also, this pass shouldn’t be used in a game situation until developed. Otherwise, it will most likely end up in a turnover.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Steve Nash Double Between the Legs Partner Passing Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 partner and 2 basketballs.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on passing off of the dribble with one hand.
- Stay low in an athletic dribbling stance the whole time and dribble the basketball hard and quick.
- Snap your passes and be as accurate as you can.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Both players will have a basketball in their right hands, and they will face each other about 8 feet apart.
- At the same time, they will take a stationary dribble with their right hand and then do a double between the legs move (figure 8).
- The ball will end up back in their right hand, and they will both make a right-handed push pass to each other.
- As soon as they catch the pass from their partner, they will repeat the action.
- After about 20-30 seconds, switch starting hands and repeat.