The MOST Under Taught Skill in Basketball
In the latest episode of the SDP Podcast, Coach TJ discusses the most under taught skill in basketball. Passing is a skill that is often over looked and pushed to the side. Coach gives a lot of information in part 1 of this podcast. Coach TJ discusses the 5 passing windows, 5 keys to passing, and 6 passes every player should master. Click the player below and have a listen. There are plenty of nuggets dropped in this episode.
5 PASSING WINDOWS
Top of head
5 KEYS TO PASSING
Fingertip to fingertip - Ability to pass with both hands.
Passing vs pressure - Must be able to pivot and escape the defender's pressure
Pass into post -
Fake a pass to make a pass
How is the post player guarded?
If full frontal on post, is backside defender engaged?
Are you at a good angle for post entry?
- Use your feet - Don't make passes flat footed. Step toward your receiver.
- Understand who you are passing to -
- What type of passes can they catch?
- Can they catch in traffic?
- What pass to make
- Will my pass put them in position to be successful?
On time on target - Can you make passes while guarded to a teammate that is also being defended and get the ball to him/her on time and on target?
6 PASSES EVERY PLAYER SHOULD MASTER
Over the shoulder/hook pass
2 hand over the head pass