Passing is a fundamental skill but too many players are just mediocre passers. Join PGC Director, Tyler Coston, as he shares five types of passes you can start using today become a stronger, smarter passer like Lebron.
High Level Passing Planes:
To be a next level playmaker, you must develop your passing ability. Most players are taught to pass in direct line with their vision or right in front of them. Strong passers use the diagonal and frontal planes that won’t telegraph where their passes are going.
Diagonal Plane – passes directly from your shoulder
1. Flick Pass – off the shoulder and dribble without giving away the passing angle
2. Cross-Body Pass – across your body from opposite hand
Frontal Plane – passes directly 90 degrees off either shoulder and side.
3. Hook Pass – over and around defensive hands creatively, without having to use a ball fake
4. Rugby/Shovel Pass – below the hands of the defender
5. Behind The Back Pass – from behind either off the catch or off the dribble
When you have the tools to use diagonal and frontal-plane passes, the entire court will open up. You’ll pass on-time, on-target, with accuracy and the defense won’t know where the ball is coming from.
Next Steps: Now that you’ve established how to pass, it’s time to expand your basketball IQ. Discover how great passers pass through defenders not around or over defenders. READ MORE: BETTER PASSING BY BREAKING WINDOWS (DRILL VIDEO)
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