How to do a Baseline Duck In Post Move in Basketball

How to do a Baseline Duck In Post Move in Basketball


Basketball post play and being able to score in the post has a lot to do with positioning and angles. If you can get a deep catch on your defender with a good angle, there isn’t much they can do. That is why the duck in is such a good move to use in the post. When doing the duck in move, you want to go from slow and relaxed to a violent quick move and catch the defender completely off guard.

This basketball training video will show you how to do a duck in towards the baseline side and then finish with an easy layup at the basket. Really focus on the footwork, timing, and positioning of the body when you watch this basketball fundamental. A good duck in will cover all of those things and is an essential basketball fundamental for players, especially post players.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: How to do a Baseline Duck In Post Move in Basketball

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 1 pad, and 2-3 partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Learn the proper footwork, angle, and timing of a baseline duck in move.


Coaching Points

  • If you don’t have an extra player/coach to stand at the top of the key to start it out, you can have the person on the wing slap the ball, and when they do, the player can duck in then.
  • Make sure that you lock in on the footwork, timing, and angle of your duck in.
  • Really try to set your man up like you aren’t even paying attention and then duck in hard but be under control.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  1. There is a partner at the top of the key with the ball, a partner on the wing, and one with a pad on the block.
  2. The player doing the duck in will start on the block facing the pad, trying to walk the post defender in.
  3. As the ball is passed to the wing, the player will split the defender’s legs with his/her top foot.
  4. They are now going to reverse pivot and open up their chest to the baseline.
  5. As they do, they will drive the defender back with their hips and keep their arms up to seal the defender.
  6. The partner on the wing will make a wrap-around pass on the baseline side to the post player.
  7. The player will catch the ball and then finish with a layup or dunk.


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