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Teaching the Baseball Pass in Basketball

The Baseball Pass is one of the passes in basketball that players will experiment with by default. In attempting to generate more power for a longer pass or to try and accelerate the ball faster when passing the fundamental action of the Baseball Pass will often be employed by players.

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Link Passing Transition Drill

The Link Passing Transition Drill integrates the use of all possible passes within basketball while proving a scenario specific to practicing one of the more troublesome aspects of transition, the second or link pass.


The Link Passing Transition Drill starts with an offensive player (One) positioned under the basket at one end of the floor.

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Advancing the Ball out of the Backcourt with Speed

The Backcourt is the no-man’s land for an offense. Scoring passes very rarely originate from this area and if anything, this area of the court serves more as a heightened place of anxiety and nerves. Being stuck in the backcourt for a player without a clear idea of what to do is a recipe for disaster.

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How to Teach a Push Pass

The Push Pass is one of the most functional passing techniques in basketball. Especially useful in the half court, the strength of the push pass is in the ability to keep the ball away from the defender when passing.


The push pass has some drawbacks though.

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How to Teach an Overhead Pass

An Overhead Pass is used in basketball to elevate the ball so the pass is often more easily seen by the receiver. The Overhead Pass provides a different angle for the ball to travel and so is ideal in situations like passing over defenders, skip passing, or passing into the post.

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