The ball moves quickly around the perimeter and focus is critical as 4 basketballs and 8 players are used in this drill to sharpen long-distance shooting. 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.