‘Partner Passing’ encourages shooters to hustle after their own shots as the partner sprints to a perimeter shooting spot. MORE
‘30-Second Post’ Gets Constant Reps
The post player keeps moving from one side of the rim to the other, completing in-close moves and scoring at the rim to sharpen forwards’ shooting skills.
WHY USE IT
Get your forwards and centers a lot of chances to score at the rim while also tracking down loose balls to better simulate what happens in a game with this drill. We typically have so many shooting drills for guards on the perimeter where they take many shots in rapid succession, so let’s do the same for our post players.
Have players grab a partner and two basketballs. Place a basketball on the ground outside the lane on both sides of the hoop. The shooter is in the lane. The partner is under the hoop. Put 30 seconds on the clock.
HOW TO PLAY
The shooter sprints to one of the balls at the coach’s signal that the clock is starting. The player picks up the ball and makes a post move [A]. 5 scores the basket with the left hand (use the hand of the side of the hoop the player is on). 5 then runs to the other ball and picks it up. 4 comes onto the floor to gather the ball that has just been shot [B]. 5 picks up the other ball, makes a post move and scores again. 4 places the first ball on the ground outside the lane, then gets ready to do it again with the next ball [C].
If you want to make the drill competitive, see who makes the most layups in the 30 seconds. But, do not allow players to make a half-post move rather than the full thing to save on time.