Purpose: This drill emphasizes teamwork, coordination, timing, and good communication. Players develop post passing and outlet passing skills and are forced to see the entire floor.
Drill: Players will form two lines at the top, as shown, with a player on each block and a player on each wing. The first player in each line has a basketball.
- The first player in each line passes to the wing player on their side of the court.
- Each wing player will then pass to the post player using a bounce or lob pass to the target hand.
- The post players will then pivot and throw an outlet pass to the first player in the opposite top line.
- After passing, each player will follow his pass and take that position on the floor (top moves to wing, wing moves to post, post moves to end of opposite line).
Proper communication skills should be used by calling for the ball and calling who you are passing to. Repeat for desired number of sequences (at least three times).