Did you know that 90% of turnovers in games comes from the pass. This is the most common factor that separates good players from average players. This is also the main difference in the outcome of games. If you watch an NBA or WNBA game you will see sharp crisp passes most of the time and rarely are the passes stolen.
Turnovers at high levels of play are mostly caused by smarter athletes defending the ball. When it comes to High School level or lower it is mostly the person passing the ball that makes the mistake. Here are a few tips on passing:
1. Do not pass if you cannot see 10 fingers from the receiver.
2. Try to see the number on the chest of the receiver to know the flight path is open.
3. Make passes as sharp and hard as possilble.
4. The ball should be in the air no longer than a count of 2.
5. See where the defense is playing before making the pass.
Follow these rules and you will be a smarter passer.