Form two lines under basket on either side of lane. Players partner up with someone in opposite line. Player #1 without ball starts at elbow player #2 with ball starts on baseline.
Both players sprint toward opposite end basket and player #1 makes pass over imaginary defender trailing player #2.
Player #2 catches ball and goes in for lay up.
Players change positions to come back the other way.
Emphasize that the pass should be out in front of leading player and toward basket.
This is an excellent drill for younger players who have a bad habit of making short passes or throwing ball out of bounds.
A third player may be added to act as defender trailing lead offensive player. This gives the player with ball someone to actually pass the ball over.
Passing ball to player over the top of defense
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.