As a point guard or primary ball-handler, learning to pass off the dribble can add a lot of value to your game. As the level of competition increases, it becomes a necessity. It is so important because you are not always going to have a large window of time to get the pass in. Sometimes the offensive player will quickly pop open off of a down screen, back cut, etc., and you won’t have the time to pick the basketball up with both hands to make the pass. It is also important that the player can make the pass with either hand because the cutter could come open on either side of the floor.
This basketball passing drill will allow the player to get a lot of repetitions at this type of pass, and it is great because it can either be done in team training, or a player on their own could do it. Along with working on passing, this basketball drill will also have a ball-handling factor as well, which makes it a great basketball dribbling drill as well.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Steve Nash Two Ball Alternating Basketball Passing Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and a wall.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- Steve Nash Wrap Around Partner Passing Basketball Drill
- Off of the Dribble Bounce Pass Basketball Drill
Goals of the Drill
- Work on being able to pass off of the dribble with either hand.
- This is a passing drill, but it is also important that you dribble the basketballs as hard as possible.
- When you make the push pass, you want to make sure that the basketball is on a straight line, don’t let the ball float.
- Also, make sure that you are doing your best to throw an accurate pass.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place a square or mark up on the wall at about chest height.
- The player will stand 6-8 feet back from the wall with a basketball in each hand.
- They will begin dribbling both basketballs simultaneously (can be a simultaneous dribble or alternating dribble).
- Now they will make a push pass to the wall and try to hit the mark on the wall.
- Keeping their dribble alive, they will gather pass off of the wall, take a couple more dribbles, and then make another pass with their opposite hand.
- Alternate passing hands each time.
- The drill should go for around 30-60 seconds.