Create Mismatch, Instill Confidence
When a player is struggling offensively, create a mismatch in open space and allow him to drive at the hoop. MORE
When your post is double-teamed, he needs to look to the opposite wing … but his responsibilities don’t end after making the pass
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL POST PLAYER DRILL
Post players need to recognize double-teams, pass cross-court and reposition on the new ball-side for a back-to-the-basket scoring opportunity.
One coach is on the weak-side wing. Another has a ball on the strong wing and is pressured by a defender. There also is an offensive and defensive player on the block.
HOW TO PLAY
The coach makes a post entry and the coach’s defender sprints to touch the elbow, then double-teams the ball. The offensive player tries to attack the basket before the double-team comes but if unsuccessful then the drill moves to the next phase . The offensive player retreats out of the double-team and skips a cross-court pass to the weak-side coach . On the skip, the doubling defender steps off and the offensive post fights across the lane and reestablishes position on the opposite block. The coach passes to the post and the players go live 1-on-1 .
Score and stay on offense, and the defenders switch. If the defender gets a stop, he moves to offense and the doubling defender becomes the post defender. First to make 5 shots wins.