When posting up, the difference between catching the basketball in the paint or two steps off the block, can be the difference between scoring the ball or not. The deeper the post catch is, the better chance the player will have of finishing or getting fouled. One of the ways that you establish deep post position is ducking in. A duck in move is one of the basketball fundamentals that every player should learn, regardless of size or position. Guards can post up on the block and be used to take advantage of defensive mismatches.
As soon as the ball is passed to the wing you are going to try and post up your defender and get as deep of a catch as you can. Learning to be great at this move takes practice and time but there have been a lot of players that have made a living off of being really good at this move. This video will help teach you how to do the move and than also some of the tricks and tips to making it work for you.
Drill Name: How to do a Duck In Post Move
Drill Goal: Learn how to duck in and post up the defender to get the basketball in the post.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 1 pad, and 2-3 partners.
Tips: If you don't have an extra player/coach to stand at the top of the key to start it out than you can just have the person on the wing slap the ball and when they do the player can duck in then. A great duck in requires the player to set up the defender. Act like you are not paying attention and then duck in as hard as you can. Drive yourself back with your legs as you duck in. Keep your hands high to help prevent the defender from getting around and deflecting the pass. Duck in under control so that the defender cannot pull the chair on you and make you fall over.
- There is a partner at the top of they key with the ball, a partner on the wing, and one with a pad on the block.
- Player is going to start on the block where the pad is and stand straight up.
- As the ball is in the air being passed from the top of the key to the wing the player is going to step across the post defender (partner with pad) and duck in as hard as they can, while still under control.
- Drive yourself back with your legs, catch the basketball, and then rotate your shoulders to the basket and finish.