Passing. The art of knowing the proper techniques and skills to throwing a good pass to your teammate is often overlooked. It is usually assumed that, as a coach, you would think the players that your coaching would know how to throw the different types of passes (bounce pass, chest pass, overhead pass etc). This isn’t the case for a lot of the kids that we have been coaching down here in Galway. It is important to us, to make sure that they do get the basic techniques to throwing good and efficient passes to their teammates. I try to stress to the kids how important it is to deliver a good pass to your teammates. It can be the difference between your teammate being able to get a shot/layup off or giving the defense more time to play good contain defense. So some of the drills that we put them through were simple groups of pairs where we would go through the different types of passes and we tried to emphasize the importance of making a good pass. Simply after one day of focusing on passing, the kids were already improving. That is something that we as coaches are going to continue to build on. It was great to see the little improvements in some of the players. It really gives me the sense of pleasure that the kids are actually listening to my coaching and attempting to apply the new knowledge. Thats it for my blog this week, check in next week to see how things went. Take care!