A give-and-go, or one-two, is a fundamental maneuver in many team sports which involves two players passing the ball or puck back and forth. The player who has the ball or puck passes to a teammate and then repositions in order to receive a return pass and possibly create a scoring opportunity.[1]

Association footballEdit

A push and run, also known as a wall pass, or a one-two in association football is when a player passes the ball to a teammate, makes a run past a defender, and that teammate plays the ball back to him. This technique is effective to maneuver a defender and get a clear shot at goal, but is also difficult to do and requires precise timing or risk breaking down an attacking situation.[2][3]

The term wall pass comes from street football where a player would use a wall to hit the ball on and run around the defender and collect it again.


A give and go or pass and cut in basketball is when a player passes the ball to a teammate, then cuts to the basket or gets open, and receives the pass. This is an effective way to create space for a possible shot.[4] This technique can also be an alley-oop variant if it involves a slam dunk.[5][6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ give-and-go - definition at the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "The Give-and-Go | Coaching American Soccer". Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  3. ^ "Soccer: Passing the Ball". Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  4. ^ "Give-and-go | basketball". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  5. ^ "What Is Give-And-Go In Basketball?". Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  6. ^ "How to Coach the Basketball Give and Go Play". Retrieved 2020-10-05.