When I’m coaching youth basketball, I like to make sure that the post players don’tÂ get “lost in the crowd”.Â Â The [tag]ChamberlainÂ Low Post Move Series[/tag] isÂ a wonderful drill for helping your post players develop solid low postÂ [tag]shooting skills[/tag].Â
-Â Form a line at the three point line at a 45 degree angle from the basket. Player 1 starts at the front of this line with the ball
-Â Player 2 stands at the low block, with his back to the basket
-Â Player 3 stands defends against Player 2, standing between him and the basket
-Â Player 1 makes a bounce pass to Player 2
-Â Player 2 executes one of the following low post moves, with Player 3 defending him
Â Â Â Â Â – Up and Under
Â Â Â Â Â -Â Drop Step
Â Â Â Â Â Â -Â Jump Hook
-Â Play continues until offense scores or defense rebounds.Â Player 1 becomes the offensive player, Player 2 switches to defense, and Player 3 goes to the back of the passing line
Points of Emphasis
-Â To post up, stay low with your butt down.Â Hold off the defender with your body so the passer has a good passing angle.Â Give the passer a target
-Â For the Up and Under move, pivot and square up to the basket as though you are taking a short jumper.Â Make a violent pump fake with the ball and your body.Â When the defender jumps, deftly step around or underneath him, make a strong power dribble and finish the layup using the backboard.
-Â For the Drop Step, step with your lead foot toward the baseline, hooking your back foot around the defenderâ€™s back foot, and sealing him off from the play.Â Use your butt to clear space and protect the ball.Â Make a strong power dribble and go up and finish with two hands, using the backboard.
-Â For the Jump Hook, step with your lead foot toward the middle of the key, hooking it around the defenderâ€™s front foot, and sealing him off from the play.Â Turn your body to the side, and use your off-hand to clear space and protect the ball.Â Jump into the defender and lightly loft the ball through the hoop.