How to do a Drop Step Post Move in Basketball

How to do a Drop Step Post Move in Basketball


Being able to score in the post is all about being able to make a move well and having a counter to that move. If you are trying to go to the middle and the defender cuts you off and takes that away from you, you need to be able to counter and finish. This is where the drop step move comes into play.

You are going to use the defender’s aggressiveness to take away the middle against themselves. As soon as the defender rotates to the middle to cut you off, you will drop step to the baseline instead and finish. To make this move successful, you need to sell that you are going to the middle and get the defender to cut you off. Also, you need to make sure that you have the proper footwork and a good angle to make the move. This is one of the basketball fundamentals for post players, and this basketball training video will teach you how to do the move.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: How to do a Drop Step Post Move in Basketball

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 1-2 partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Learn the fundamentals of the drop step move.


Coaching Points

  • If you only have one partner, the post player can spin the basketball to themselves in the post instead of receiving a post feed.
  • Really sell that you are going middle and in a game, if the defender never cuts you off, keep going to the middle and finish with a hook shot.
  • Make sure that you really watch the footwork and don’t travel.
  • Set the move up and go from slow to fast.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • There will be a partner on the wing with a basketball and a token defender on the block.
  • The player will post up the defender on the block.
  • The ball will go into the post to the player posting up.
  • Now the player will take 1-2 dribbles attacking to the middle.
  • The token defender is going to rotate and cut the post player off with their chest.
  • As they do, the offensive player will drop step and finish at the basket with a layup or dunk.


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