Drill: Pass & Replace

This drill is used to help players improve their passing and catching, while also implementing the idea of cutting after a pass. Cutting is essential in most offensive sets at higher levels and this drill can help create good habits for the players.

While running this drill, coaches should teach players to say the name of the player they are passing to in order to promote communication. Coaches should also ensure that players are looking where they are passing as well as taking a step in the direction of the pass.

DESCRIPTION · Split the team into small groups of 3-5 players

· Have each group break into two lines with one ball at the front of one of the lines

· Initially, lines should be approximately 10-15 feet apart

· Have players start by passing to the opposite line

· After each pass, players will follow their pass to the back of the opposite line

SKILL FOCUS Passing, Receiving, Coordination
AGE (STAGE) 6+ (FUNdamentals)
EQUIPMENT Basketball
VARIATION: Increase the distance of the passes by moving the lines further away

Have players alternate the types of passes they make (bounce-pass, overhead pass, one-handed push pass)

Add defence by having the player who passed the ball closeout to the player who received the ball

Pass & Replace Diagram

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