Basketball Air Pass

Basketball Air Pass

Types of Air Passes

In basketball there are three types of air passes: baseball pass, chest pass, and overhead pass.

Chest Pass

The chest pass is the most common air pass. This involves propelling the ball from one's chest to another player.

Baseball Pass

The baseball pass is a one handed pass. It resembles the motion of throwing a baseball, which is where it gets its name. This pass is best for getting the ball up the court quickly, perhaps in the dying seconds in the game.

Overhead Pass

The overhead pass involves using two hands to throw the basketball from above one’s head. It is the same way soccer players throw the ball after an out-of-bounds. This is a good way to pass the ball over defenders.