Shift the defense one way, drop a low screen in the lane and free a shooter coming to the top as the opposition scrambles to cover multiple areas of the floor. MORE
Post player skill development session
Run multiple cutters to the same general area, which provides you an offensive advantage and makes match-up zones struggle in their quest to defend you.
Why use this shooting drill
- Today’s post players need to be adept at coming high into sets, handling the ball and passing to teammates. This drill covers those basics and adds in a mid-range jump shot as well.
- Have a couple coaches (or team managers) with balls on the left side of the floor.
- One post player starts near the hoop while the other is located at the left elbow.
How to play
- The elbow player moves low and sets a screen for the player near the hoop.
- The player runs off the screen and comes high into the set, then receives a pass from the nearest coach .
- After setting the screen, the screener posts up.
- On the pass catch, the new ballhandler throws a pass to the post-up player .
- The post-up player catches the ball, turns and scores.
- The passer receives a pass from the other coach.
- On the catch, the player shoots the mid-range jumper .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill
How to perfect the technique for this shooting drill
- It’s great to add in the extra jump shot into this drill so both players are working on multiple skills in this drill.
- Extra shooting reps never hurt anyone.