Top 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Passer

Pistol Pete PassingPassing the basketball is an often overlooked aspect of the game. Passing ability is key against man to man defense, but especially in attacking a zone defense and in controlling the ball by freezing at the end of the game.

There are different passes for every play in the game. Passing requires good hands and like shooting a lot of backspin that come from snapping the wrist and following through. Passing is the most overlooked part of the game, but it also is a big reason for turnovers and sloppy play. Knowing when to make the pass and what kind of pass is what separates the average passer to the good passer.

We are going to learn how to become better passers and what steps must be taken to achieve this. No player wants to be one dimensional. A well rounded player is what everyone should strive for and a player who is adept at passing along with other skills is much harder to guard. Passing in today’s game has not evolved much. Part of the problem is the reliance on too much dribbling and not enough movement and passing. When a player has great “court vision” it means they see the whole floor and have great timing on their passes. These tips will improve your passing and also help you learn what pass is best for certain situations.« Continue »