Purpose: To develop the chest pass, overhead pass, and baseball pass. Also develops and improves hand/eye coordination, wrist and arm strength, quickness in passing, and catching hard passes.
Drill: The drill begins with the player standing about 2 feet away from a wall or toss-back machine.
The player throws a hard chest pass against the wall and continues throwing it against the wall in a rapid-fire manner. While continuing to pass the ball, he should gradually back up until he’s about 10 feet from the wall.
He should continue throwing the ball as he moves back toward the wall until he again stands about 2 feet away.
- The player should begin by performing 25 passes … working up to 50 passes.
- Execute drill by performing the chest pass, overhead pass, and baseball pass. You may also wish to incorporate a one-arm pass (both left and right arm).