One of the essential skills for a player to learn before playing the basketball game is to pass the basketball.
Passing is the act of handing the ball over to the player’s teammate. Communication between team members is crucial in passing.
You must recognize the pass first, verbally or non-verbally, before handing the ball over to the player.
The pass can be used as an escape route if the player is heavily guarded by defenders to keep the ball in the team’s possession and later throw the ball into the team’s basket.
In basketball, passing skills are recognized by statistics, called assistance. Passing the basketball can be done in several ways.
Pass it in the chest.
This pass is launched in a straight line with high speed used in the perimeter of the court. When the recipient is moving, this pass is made to ensure that the player does not reach too far to catch the basketball.
When the recipient is stopped, this pass is made to ensure that the player who will accept the basketball does not have to move.
This pass is received in a triple threat position, in which the feet are shoulder-width apart, the elbows and knees are bent, the throwing hand on the top and the other hand on the side of the basketball.
When passing the basketball, it must be kept at the level of the sternum, pushing the rear foot and taking a step with the front foot while extending the arms to make the pass.
The rejection pass.
Its trajectory and speed dictate the accuracy of this pass.
The change in the direction of this pass makes it difficult for the defender to assess where the basketball will go, making it difficult to steal.
This ticket is more comfortable to handle than an air ticket to which the recipient is moving. This pass must be easily captured by the recipient when he is running and must not force him to move when he is standing still.
This pass is also received in a triple threat position, in which the feet are shoulder-width apart, the elbows and knees are bent, the throwing hand on the top and the other hand on the side of the basketball.
When making the pass, the ball is kept at waist level, changing the position from hip to hip, depending on the location of the receiver.
The location where the basketball should reach will be indicated three-quarters of the way between the receiver and the passer. The passage is made by pushing the back of the foot, taking a step with the front foot, while extending the arms downwards to make the passage.
The air pass.
This is a mighty pass, but easy to steal. This is done so that the basketball passes over the defender and is received by the other team member at the back of the defender.
This pass is also received in a triple threat position, in which the feet are shoulder-width apart, the elbows and knees are bent, the throwing hand on the top and the other hand on the side of the basketball. The player’s hands are placed on both sides of the basketball.
Using the player’s forearms, the ball is placed behind the head, the back of the foot is pushed, the front foot takes a step, the elbows are lowered, and the arms are extended to make the pass.
Behind the Rear Passage.
This pass is made from the back without looking at where the ball will deceive the defender. This is most effective when the player is in motion because he can move quickly in the opposite direction from where the ball will go.
This pass needs a lot of patience and practice, as it takes time to discover the right moves for this pass to be successful. If the experience on this pass is not mastered, it should not be done during a game.
This is done by holding the basketball with both hands. The shoulder of the dominant hand is moved towards the back, and the ball is cupped by the dominant hand, with the wrist and fingers pointing in the direction of the shoulder movement.
The ball is then carried behind the players’ backs with their arms behind their backs, and the basketball is released later.
Trust and time are crucial for this pass to be successful.
The player must practice the training to discover the movement of that pass. A short, arched pitch is the type of action most readily received by other team members.
The recipient must have the vertical jump to sink, or the basket must allow the height adjustment of the rims. The player must decide to make the alley before reaching the three-point arc.
The player must establish eye contact with the other team member, who will do the hops. A short bow shot is then executed towards the basket with a quick movement when the recipient is two or three steps away, making the jump.
The location should be pointed just above the border on the side from which the recipient is coming. The other member then receives the pass and buries and throws the basketball into the team’s basket.
Helping the team to score through accurate passes is as essential as kicking. Excellent passing and communication skills between team members are crucial to making the team’s game a success.
Practice makes perfect and excellent communication between team members advance in basketball when it comes to passing or assisting.