Fundamental Skills. Bounce Pass. The bounce pass is one of the basic passes. It is especially useful in passing into the low post, or passing to a back-cutter. Make a good, crisp pass with some "zip" on it. The ball should hit the floor about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way to the receiver, and should bounce up waist high. Step into the pass, push the pass out with a snap of the wrists with thumbs ending up pointing toward the receiver.