The shoulder pass is used to cover bigger distances on court than the chest pass.
The ball is thrown at a greater height so it's another way you can outwit defenders.
But it is not a looping pass - your throw should follow a straight line between your shoulder and the receiver's hands.
Shoulder passes are thrown one-handed so make sure you've got a steady grip on the ball. Control it with both hands and bring it up to shoulder level.
Place your throwing hand behind the ball with your fingers spread. You will get more power if you move your opposite foot in front of your body
To get maximum power behind this pass, you need to fully straighten your arm.
Remember your whole arm, right down to your finger tips, must follow through the throw.
Aim to point your fingers in the same direction as the pass. Keep your head up and your eye on the receiver.