Passing Fundamentals

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Types of Passes

Stepping to the Pass

One of the most common turnovers in the passing game is when a defender is moving towards or into the line of a pass headed to a stationary offensive player. While an offensive player is anticipating receiving a pass, a defender is reacting to a pass being thrown. The difference there often means that a defender is more likely to attempt to intercept a pass than the recipient who believes the pass will reach them.

Taking the time to practice stepping to an incoming pass will not only prevent defenders from stepping in front but will give the benefit of the doubt generally to the offense from an official in a collision going for the pass. The more prepared and active the offensive player is in terms of having their hands and feet ready to ensure the catch the more the offense will reduce turnovers.


See Category:Passing Drills

Pass Fake

See article on pass fakes here.