Tight Pindown Series

Move your post to the elbow and create many mid-range shooting opportunities – run through this drill series to get the needed repetitions

WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL SHOOTING DRILL
An active post player places more pressure on a defense rather than one who simply sits on the block.

SET UP
Place a cone at the block on each side of the lane. This symbolizes a pindown screen. The post player begins under the basket. A passer is stationed at the top.

HOW TO PLAY
The player runs tight around the pindown and curls to the elbow. Simulate the defender is trailing but with not enough separation for a clean shot. On the catch, the player makes a shot fake, rips through and shoots a one-dribble pull-up jumper [1]. The shooter then runs to the starting point, curls around the pindown, receives the pass and simulates the defender is close enough to recover and contest a one-dribble pull-up shot. So, he sells a drive then steps back for an uncontested shot [2]. This time, simulate the defender is through the screen. Catch the ball, reverse wheel (pivot on the outside foot) and throw the ball out to gain separation before shooting a one-dribble, pullup jumper [3].

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TECHNIQUE
Run the drill by repeating these reads for two minutes. Make a goal of 12 made shots.

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