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Basketball Workouts: 30 Second Passing Drills

30 Second Workout Passing Drills
By Hal Wissel

Right Hand Sidearm Pass and Catch

For this drill, you will pass to a toss-back from a distance of only 5 feet. This drill is excellent for developing good hands and the ability to catch the ball. The drill also helps you develop quickness, accuracy, and confidence in passing and catching with one hand using the sidearm pass. Start in a balanced stance, 5 feet in front of a toss-back. Turn your body so your chest is at a right angle to the toss-back. Start with the ball in your right hand; your left hand is down at your side (you will use only one hand throughout this entire drill). Using a sidearm pass with your right hand, pass the ball with as much force and accuracy as you can. Catch the return off the toss back with only your right hand only. Pass the ball to a toss-back (or wall if a toss-back is not available). Follow through by pointing your fingers toward the target. Catch the ball with the same hand. Your goal is complete fifty passes in 30 seconds.

Left Hand Sidearm Pass and Catch

For this drill, you will pass to a toss-back from a distance of only 5 feet. This drill is excellent for developing good hands and the ability to catch the ball. The drill also helps you develop quickness, accuracy, and confidence in passing and catching with one hand using the sidearm pass. Start in a balanced stance, 5 feet in front of a toss-back. Turn your body so your chest is at a right angle to the toss-back. Start with the ball in your left hand; your right hand is down at your side (you will use only one hand throughout this entire drill). Using a sidearm pass with your left hand, pass the ball with as much force and accuracy as you can. Catch the return off the toss-back with only your left hand only. Pass the ball to a toss-back (or wall if a toss-back is not available). Follow through by pointing your fingers toward the target. Catch the ball with the same hand. Your goal is complete fifty passes in 30 seconds.

Right Hand Behind the Back Pass and Catch

This drill is excellent for developing good hands and the ability to catch the ball. The drill also helps you develop quickness, accuracy, and confidence in passing and catching with one hand using the behind-the-back pass. Start in a balanced stance, 5 feet in front of a toss-back. Turn your body so your chest is at a right angle to the toss-back. Start with the ball in your right hand; your left hand is down at your side (you will use only one hand throughout this entire drill). Using a behind-the-back pass with your right hand, pass the ball with as much force and accuracy as you can. Pass the ball to a toss-back (or wall if a toss-back is not available). Follow through by pointing your fingers toward the target. Shift your weight from your back foot to your front foot as you pass the ball behind your back and toward the target. Extend your passing arm and flex your wrist and fingers, releasing the ball off your finger pads. Follow through by pointing your fingers toward the target and with your passing arm contacting your back. Catch the ball with the same hand. Your goal is complete 30 passes in 30 seconds.

Left Hand Behind the Back Pass and Catch

This drill is excellent for developing good hands and the ability to catch the ball. The drill also helps you develop quickness, accuracy, and confidence in passing and catching with one hand using the behind-the-back pass. Start in a balanced stance, 5 feet in front of a toss-back. Turn your body so your chest is at a right angle to the toss-back. Start with the ball in your left hand; your right hand is down at your side (you will use only one hand throughout this entire drill). Using a behind-the-back pass with your left hand, pass the ball with as much force and accuracy as you can. Pass the ball to a toss-back (or wall if a toss-back is not available). Follow through by pointing your fingers toward the target. Shift your weight from your back foot to your front foot as you pass the ball behind your back and toward the target. Extend your passing arm and flex your wrist and fingers, releasing the ball off your finger pads. Follow through by pointing your fingers toward the target and with your passing arm contacting your back. Catch the ball with the same hand. Your goal is complete 30 passes in 30 seconds.

Overhead Pass and Catch

For this drill, you will pass to a toss-back from a distance of only 5 feet. A wall can be used if a toss back is not available. This drill is excellent for developing good hands and the ability to catch the ball. The drill also helps you develop quickness, accuracy, and confidence in passing and catching using the overhead pass. Start in a balanced stance, 5 feet in front of a toss back. Hold the ball above your forehead with your elbows in and flexed about 90 degrees. Do not bring the ball behind your head; executing the pass will take longer when the ball begins behind your head, and in a game the ball can be stolen from behind. Quickly pass the ball, extending your arms and flexing your wrists and fingers. Release the ball off the first and second fingers (index and middle fingers) of both hands. Follow through by pointing your fingers at the target, palms down. Catch the ball with two hands. The goal is to complete fifty passes in 30 seconds.

Drop Pass, Pivot, and Catch

For this drill, you will pass to a wall from a distance of only 5 feet. This drill is excellent for developing good hands and the ability to react to and catch quick passes. The drill also helps you develop quickness, accuracy, and confidence in your passing using the one-hand drop pass (with your strong or weak hand). Start in a balanced stance 5 feet from a wall with your back to the wall (use a toss-back if a wall is not available). Start with the ball in both hands at your right side at hip level. Your right hand should face the wall, and your non-passing hand should be used to balance the ball. Make a drop pass to the wall with your right hand. Pass the ball with as much force and accuracy as you can. Perform a front pivot on your right foot to your right side and react quickly to catch the ball with two hands as it quickly returns off the wall. Now perform a reverse pivot on the same foot so your back is again toward the wall. Next, make a drop pass to the wall with your left hand, passing the ball with as much force and accuracy as you can. Perform a front pivot on your left foot to your left side and react quickly to catch the ball with two hands as it quickly returns off the wall. Perform a reverse pivot on the same foot so your back is again toward the wall. Continue performing the drill, alternating right and left-handed drop passes. Your goal is to complete 30 passes in 30 seconds.

coachwis Hal Wissel Teaching Tomorrow's Champions

Dr. Hal Wissel has a wealth of experience in the National Basketball Association including coaching, scouting and working in the front office. Coach Wissel was assistant coach for player development for the Golden State Warriors (2006-07). Wissel was as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies (2002-05). Hal was an advance scout for the Dallas Mavericks (2001–02). Wissel served as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Nets (1996–99) and as director of player personnel for the Nets (1995–96). Hal was a scout and special assignment coach with the Milwaukee Bucks (1990–95) and assistant coach and head scout with the Atlanta Hawks (1976–77).In addition to serving in the NBA, Wissel compiled more than 300 wins as a collegiate head coach. Hal turned losing programs at Trenton State and Lafayette into conference and division champions respectively. Wissel led Florida Southern to four straight trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament and three straight trips to the Division II Final Four (‘80, ‘81, and ‘82), winning the NCAA Divi­sion II National Championship in 1981. In 1972, Wissel coached Fordham into the NIT Tournament. Wissel also coached the Dominican Republic National Team in 1975. In 1972, Wissel founded Basketball World a venture that conducts basketball camps and clinics and produces and distributes books and videos. Basketball World’s highly succes­sful Shoot It Better Mini Camps are conducted worldwide for players at all levels. Basketball World is now owned and operated by Hal’s son Paul. Wissel received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Springfield College, a master’s degree from Indiana University, and a doctorate in physical education from Springfield College. Wissel is the author of two books. Basketball: Steps to Success is a best selling basketball book with over 130,000 copies sold and has been translated into eleven languages. Becoming a Basketball Player: Individual Drills has been made into a DVD. Dr. Wissel has produced five other DVDs, Basketball Shooting: Confidence, Rhythm and Mechanics; Basketball Shooting: Off the Pass, Off the Dribble and In the Post; Basketball Shooting: Make Your Shot Automatic; Basketball Shooting: Creating Your Shot Off the Dribble; and Basketball Shooting: Post Moves and Drills.Wissel’s honors include being named Coach & Athlete magazine’s Eastern Coach of the Year in 1972; Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year (‘79, ‘80, ’81); and Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1980. Wissel has been inducted into the New EnglandBasketball Hall of Fame, the Florida Southern College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame and was named Sunshine State Conference Silver Anniversary Coach.

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