A pass is a method of moving the ball between players.  Most passes are accompanied by a step forward to increase power and are followed through with the hands to ensure accuracy.  A staple pass is the chest pass. The ball is passed directly from the passer's chest to the receiver's chest. A proper chest pass involves an outward snap of the thumbs to add velocity and leaves the defense little time to react.  The test evaluates the athlete’s staple passing ability by hitting a key passing target (through a regulation-size opening, utilizing a regulation basketball).