Passing drills and game context

Last weekend, I conducted a two-day coaching clinic in Montreal. At one point, I was asked about fake fundamentals, and showed the three-man weave. I followed up with drills that I would use instead of the three-mean weave, and showed 5-6 keep away drills.  Read more

The Advantage Passing Drill 7v5

Here is the Advantage (7v5) Passing Drill from the Playmakers Basketball Development League Transition League curriculum:

Volleyball Passing Drill for Basketball

Here is the Volleyball Passing Drill (so named because we use the volleyball lines as the boundaries) from the Playmakers Basketball Development League Transition League curriculum (Thanks Danny):

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