How to master the Bounce Pass

This basketball drill working on passing and is a very simple pass to work on.

  1. Stand approximately six to eight feet away from a partner and throw a bounce pass.
  2. Attempt to have the ball hit the ground about two thirds of the way to your partner and bounce back up so that it meets the player at around his/her waist.
  3. When making the pass, ensure that you take a step forward with one leg.

Your goal in this basketball drill is to make ten passes at the distance mentioned above.  Once that has been accomplished, take about four to five steps back and successfully make another ten passes. You should continue to move backwards until you are no longer able to make a successful pass to your partner.  Remember to focus on your form first and make the passes accurately.  Once you feel you have mastered the form, work on building up speed.

Benefits of the bounce pass

Being able to accurately perform a bounce pass will improve your offensive game.  Their are many situations in which a bounce pass is better to use over a standard chest pass.  For example, when a defender is in between you and a teammate, a bounce pass would be much hard to defend against versus a standard chest pass.

Take a look at this video for more information on how to execute a bounce pass and when to use it.

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