Learning to play in the post requires not only different basketball drills to develop moves but also the chance to work on these moves against live competition. Post players need to be able to practice feeling a defender on them and then being able to read that defender before using a specific move.
This basketball post drill is great for working on both offense and defense and will allow both players to get a lot of repetitions in the post and learn to compete on the block. It is a great drill to do with traditional post players or even guards that spend time in the post. It will teach your offensive players to use different offensive moves and your defensive players to battle, wall up, and play defense in the post without fouling. So along with it being a great offensive drill, it is also an excellent basketball defensive drill that will teach your players to wall up and battle in the post on defense.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 1 on 1 Post Flash Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 2 players or more, and a passer.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on finishing in the post and playing defense in the post.
- Really work on the technique of the different moves and reading the defender.
- The defender should practice staying low and wide and walling up the offensive player.
- You can add different rules to the basketball drill, like saying that the offensive player must face up before attacking; this will allow for working on different types of post moves.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The passer will start on the wing, the defensive player will be on the near block, and an offensive player will be on the far block.
- When the passer slaps the basketball, the offensive player will come across the lane and either fake high and spin low or fake low and spin high (read the defenders positioning) and then post up.
- The passer will enter the ball, and the game is live.
- The offensive player only has two dribbles to score.
- You can set up the scoring so that if the offensive player scores, they stay on offense, you can have it be a defensive game where the defender gets the point if they get a stop and they stay on if they get a stop, or you can rotate through and switch each possession.