: Make as many passes as possible within one minute, or until a violation of the rules is committed.
Divide a half-court into a 2x2 grid using cones. Size of the grid depends upon the passing distances you want to see. For 3rd graders, I use boxes about 12' in size.
Use four offensive players, one in each square.
Players move according to the following rules:
- When a ballhandler makes a pass, he must move out of his square and into another.
- When someone comes into your square, you must move into another square.
- Players are subject to the rules of basketball.
- Players have two seconds to move into their next square.
Only passes from one square to another count (no hand-offs at this point).
Add 3 defenders (ideally, defenders will have been exposed to basics of man-to-man help defense).
Offensive players should be encouraged to use screens.