A “Skip” pass is used to pass the ball from one side of the court to the other and players should be discouraged from attempting this pass until they have the strength to throw the pass.

A “skip” pass should start from above the player’s heads, holding the ball in two hands. The pass should then be “flat”, to be caught by their team mate above their head. It is a difficult pass to throw as it uses the triceps, which are a relatively small muscle group. The player should also step forward as they pass which will help to give power to the pass.

If a player attempts to throw a “skip” pass from their chest, it will be more easily intercepted as the pass will go in an arc, which gives the defender more time to move to try and intercept.