Defenders must learn to react and recover (scramble) when passes are flying around the perimeter — use this disadvantage drill to sharpen those skills. MORE
1-5 Post Passing
Most post defenders don’t run the court well in transition. If your offensive posts understand this and exploit it, then easy baskets are sure to come
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL PASSING DRILL
When post players run the length of the floor on offense, they are rewarded. Drive this point home through repetition and having posts used to sprinting on offense.
This drill also works on outlet passing for posts, as well as ball control from the point guard.
Place a post player under each basket. A point guard is positioned on the wing of the same side of the court as the post partner. There are three cones in front of the point guard. Use both sides of the floor.
HOW TO PLAY
The post tosses the ball off the backboard, grabs it to simulate a rebound and fires an outlet pass to the point guard .
The point dribbles with quick feet through the cones as the post sprints from one end of the court to the other . The point passes to the post on the run for a layup . After two minutes, reset and move the cones to the other side of the court.
The point guard’s head must be up to simulate surveying the entire floor. The post must sprint as hard as possible. If not, then in a game situation a defender has time to catch a halfhearted offensive post.