High-level passers can anticipate what the defense is doing, but it also takes a quick reaction to what is happening. Whether it is a drive and kick, pushing in transition, or whatever, there will be times when a defender fakes or gambles, and the passer must recognize this and then make the pass to the open teammate. A lot of times, this comes down to a split-second read.
This basketball passing drill will work on handling the basketball and then making a quick reaction and pass. After clearing the dribbling obstacles, the ball handler will be faced with two passing options, and it won’t be until the last second that one of the receivers will raise their hands, and that is who the player must pass to. Developing this quick reaction time and accurate passing during this basketball drill will really help to develop a player’s passing ability.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Two Chair Dribble Basketball Passing Drill
Equipment Needed: Two players, two chairs/obstacles, cones, and two partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on passing off of the dribble with either hand.
- Make an explosive move off of the dribble.
- Read the defense and then make the correct pass.
- Sell the dribble move and then be explosive off of the dribble.
- Keep your eyes up and see the floor as you handle the basketball.
- Snap each pass on a line to the receiver.
- Players should be spending twice the amount of time working on their weak hand.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Start by setting up a line of two chairs in a row about 5-6 feet apart from each other and another line of cones parallel with the chairs about 8-10 feet away.
- The line of players will start at the first chair, and then the two helpers (receivers) will start about 25-30 feet away on the other side, about 8-10 feet away from each other.
- When the drill starts, the player will make an attacking move at the first chair (you can decide what move to work on) and then explode dribble out to the second chair.
- At this point, one of the helpers/receivers will raise their hand, and the passer must snap a pass off of the dribble to them.
- The receiver will catch the ball and then pass it right back to the player, who will then speed dribble outside of the line of cones back into starting position.