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Teaching your players to effectively and efficiently pass with 1 hand will improve skills and power and become overall better passers. The key to this drill is teaching both passers how to catch the ball and obsorb the force into your hand like a spring and fire the pass back from the shoulder area.
When setting the pick & roll/pop many coaches force their players to roll opening their chest up so they never turn their back to the ball. I like to give my players the option to roll either way depending on their comfort level. (turning over their low shoulder or opening up). I personally prefer the quick turn (instead of opening to the ball) because it is quicker and the screener can create more space more efficiently. If they choose to turn over their low shoulder make sure they do it quickly and snap their head around first to locate the ball.
Today I had each player make 3 shots from each spot/move and then repeated the drill on the right side.
Player on wing (1) passes to the left hand of the post player (3), 3 must catch the ball with one hand and fire it back to 1...repeat this 3 times. After the third time, 3 turns and fires a one-handed pass to the coach (or player) and sprints into a pick and roll. Have the player roll to the short corner for a jumper.
Have the passer mix up between bounce passes and overhead throwbacks.
After shooting, the screener (3) goes to the end of the passing line, the passer (1) is now the post-up, and 2 is the new passer.
Same as previous frame but the screener takes a jab step baseline and takes 1 dribble to the middle for a running hook.
Same as the first frame but the screener sets a step-up pick & pop.
Same as the first frame but the screener sets a step-up pick & pop and takes one jab middle and takes 1 hard dribble into a running hook.
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