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The chest pass


Passing get the ball up the court a lot faster than dribbling, and the chest pass is the safest and most accurate pass in the game.

The easiest pass to catch is one received at chest level. It's extremely difficult to catch the ball near your feet and higher, loopier balls are more easily intercepted.

STEP ONE


The ball should be held close to your chest.

Your fingers should be spread comfortably around it, shielding the ball.

STEP TWO


Take a step forward as you release the ball and extend your arms sharply as you push the ball towards your team-mate.

Keep your eyes on the receiver as you make the pass - watching the ball is likely to send it astray.

STEP THREE


As your arms straighten, finish the pass with the wrists snapping inward.

Aim to keep your thumbs together and pointing downwards. Your fingers should be pointing towards your target.





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