When I’m coaching youth basketball, I like to make sure that the post players don’t get “lost in the crowd”. The [tag]Chamberlain Low Post Move Series[/tag] is a wonderful drill for helping your post players develop solid low post [tag]shooting skills[/tag].
– 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
– Player 2 stands at the low block, with his back to the basket
– Player 3 stands defends against Player 2, standing between him and the basket
– Player 1 makes a bounce pass to Player 2
– Player 2 executes one of the following low post moves, with Player 3 defending him
– Up and Under
– Drop Step
– Jump Hook
– Play continues until offense scores or defense rebounds. 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
– To post up, stay low with your butt down. Hold off the defender with your body so the passer has a good passing angle. Give the passer a target
– For the Up and Under move, pivot and square up to the basket as though you are taking a short jumper. Make a violent pump fake with the ball and your body. When the defender jumps, deftly step around or underneath him, make a strong power dribble and finish the layup using the backboard.
– For the Drop Step, step with your lead foot toward the baseline, hooking your back foot around the defender’s back foot, and sealing him off from the play. Use your butt to clear space and protect the ball. Make a strong power dribble and go up and finish with two hands, using the backboard.
– For the Jump Hook, step with your lead foot toward the middle of the key, hooking it around the defender’s front foot, and sealing him off from the play. Turn your body to the side, and use your off-hand to clear space and protect the ball. Jump into the defender and lightly loft the ball through the hoop.