1-on-1 Post Cone Drill
This drill is excellent in teaching your players how to effectively create angles in the post on offense, and also take them away on defense.
- Place one cone at the top of the key and another cone on the wing behind the 3-point line.
- Place a coach/teammate/manager with the ball at the top of the key and another (without a ball) on the same wing as the cone.
- Start two players under the rim, one will be offense and one will be defense.
- Drill starts with verbal signal or bounce of ball, middle player runs around middle cone and other player runs around the cone on the wing.
- The person at the top of the key with the ball will call out the player’s name who is on offense; can be either player. The ball is then pass to the wing as the player round the cones and start fighting for position.
- The offense is fighting for an angle to post-up and catch the pass from the wing and the defense is working hard to prevent an easy pass into the low-block. (No lobs from the wing as we are going to assume help-side defense is in place).
- If the offense cannot get open on the wing, the person with the ball can reverse the ball back to the top of the key to try a hi/low look from the top.
First player to 5 points (by 1’s) wins. Repeat on both sides.