This is beginner basketball passing drill to help younger players learn how to make a pass off of the dribble. The drill is going to allow for a lot of repetitions in a short period of time, and this will hopefully help the player develop good passing habits. Passing off of the dribble with only one hand can be a risky pass if not mastered. The reason why, is because it has a tendency of being floated or off target, so it is really important that the player masters this type of pass before attempting it in a game.
Passing off of the dribble is really important for point guards, and players that handle the basketball a lot. You are not always going to be able to have the time to pick the basketball up with both hands before making a pass. There may only be a small window to get the basketball into, and if you pick the ball up with both hands to make a pass it may close. This is also a great drill to use when you have a large group for basketball training or in a camp situation, because it gets a lot of players involved at the same time, and doesn't take up very much space.