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Post Figure 8 Drill

This is a great drill that helps your post players improve on their footwork, hand-eye coordination, and finishing around the rim. Put 1 minute on the clock for this drill and have each player perform the drill 3 times.

Elements to Emphasize:

  1. Staying low and wide
  2. Keeping hands up (goal post or H)
  3. Catch and score quickly


1-Hand Pass Follow Pick & Roll

Teaching your players to effectively and efficiently pass with 1 hand will improve skills and power and become overall better passers. The key to this drill is teaching both passers how to catch the ball and obsorb the force into your hand like a spring and fire the pass back from the shoulder area.

When setting the pick & roll/pop many coaches force their players to roll opening their chest up so they never turn their back to the ball. I like to give my players the option to roll either way  depending on their comfort level. (turning over their low shoulder or opening up). I personally prefer the quick turn (instead of opening to the ball) because it is quicker and the screener can create more space more efficiently. If they choose to turn over their low shoulder make sure they do it quickly and snap their head around first to locate the ball.

Today I had each player make 3 shots from each spot/move and then repeated the drill on the right side. Depending on how many players you have you can adjust this number accordingly.




1-on-1 Cone in the Post

Today’s drill is a little different. Usually post drills give the offensive the advantage and make the defense work the get in position. This drill forces the offense to come across the lane and MEET the defense who is waiting.

The offense must fight to create position to get a catch on the block area; if they can seal for a lob pass…even better!

Defensive should hit first and try to stay 3/4 front on the post relative to the location of the ball. If the defense starts to get pushed up/off the lane (sealed), make sure they fight back behind/around.

Live drill on the catch!

1on1coneKeep bouncin…

P & R 2-on-2 Drill

Today’s drill is an extension to yesterday’s drill adding in a second offensive and defensive player.

2on2pnrIf you are not familiar with the term “Xing Out of Post”. It means the help defender sprints out to cover the other post because the defender blitzing the screen cannot get back quick enough. The blitzing defender would then sprint to the “Xing out” helper’s” man on the block.

Keep bouncin…

Pick & Roll 1-on-1 Drill

This is another great drill I got from Florida Head Coach Billy Donovan. He is one of the best in the business at drilling his players into game-like situations.

pnr1on1Make sure you do the drill on both sides.

Keep bouncin…