Today’s post includes five ideas for drills to use in the spring and summer with any of your players that you count on to score in the low post area.
Or, you can file them and save them to use in your skill breakdown drills during practice next season.
I found the drills on an old Xavier University newsletter.
You can see the archives of all of their old basketball coaching newsletters at this link: Xavier Newsletter Archives
If you can’t use the exact drills, hopefully you can modify them to fit your needs.
There are some other links to other skill development drills in the Related Links at the end of the post.
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Perfect Form Jump Hook
Post Player 1 cuts from the wing and receives a pass from a coach at SPOT 1.
The post player must shoot a perfect jump shot, rebound. and pass back to the coach.
Repeat at SPOTS 2, 3 and 4.
Post Move Rundown
Post Player 1 begins on the weak side block and flashes hard across the key to the ball side block.
Post player calls for the ball and gets a pass from the coach
Post Player then must execute one of the following moves, then pass back out to the coach and cut again to the opposite side.
1) Jump Hook 2) Drop Step 3) Turn around J 4) Up and Under. After 4 shots rotate to another player.
Bump and Roll Shooting
Post Player 4 cuts across the lane and bumps into Post Player 5.
4 must roll or pivot off of the contact to an open area.
At that point he must catch a pass from the coach, make a move or take a jumper.
Rotate players after each shot.
Once Post Player I has a seal on Post Player 2, the ball is passed from one coach to the other.
Post Player 1 must reseal, and hold the seal the entire time. After 5 passes. the coach can feed the post.
Post Sealing Dril
Have two coaches on either foul line extended, and two post players on both blocks.
The ball side post player will go after the off side post, attempting to seal him by putting his lead leg between the legs of the defender.
When he has sealed player 2, player 1 must call for the ball.
When the ball is reversed, player 2 goes after Player 1 trying to seal.
When sealed, he calls for the ball.
The coach enters the ball to player 2 who catches and makes a scoring move.