High Low Basketball Post Drill

High Low Basketball Post Drill


Posting up on the block has so much to do with fighting for position, but also being smart as well and being able to read the defender. The better position you have when you catch the basketball, the higher percentage your finish is going to be. Sometimes though, the defense is going to try to completely take away the post-entry pass by denying the pass and playing in front of the offensive post player. At this point, you don’t want to keep fighting to post up. Instead, you are going to look for the high low pass.

This basketball post move drill will work on the proper footwork and body placement for receiving a high low pass, and then also how to finish the right way around the basket. This type of move is a must-learn for post players, and this basketball drill will allow for a lot of quality repetitions at this action.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: High Low Basketball Post Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 2 partners, and a pad.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on the correct footwork and body position for a high low catch and finish.


Coaching Points

  • Maintain body contact with the defender while the ball is in the air.
    • If you don’t, the defender will have a chance to steal the ball.
  • Catch the ball high and keep it high on the finish.
    • Catching and then loading will allow the defense to recover and gives access to guards when stripping the ball.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The offensive player will be on the block posting up (splitting the second hash), the defensive player will be on the high side in a half front, and the ball will be on the lane line with the passer.
  • When the drill starts, the passer will dribble over to the wing to make the entry pass.
  • At this time, the post defender will fight over the top of the post up to simulate a full front.
  • Instead of trying to post up with the defender on their back, the post player will seal up and look to receive a pass over the top for a finish at the basket.
  • The offensive player can either finish on the near side of the basket or on the opposite side, work on both.
  • Reset and repeat the action for the desired amount of repetitions or makes.


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  1. Cap Daddy


    Can’t believe I have known u for 27 yrs.
    Keep it up.
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