In the above video, you’ll learn some great tips to help build better footwork and finishing skills around the basket. Whether you’re a guard or a forward, these post moves should be a part of every serious player’s offensive repertoire.
When the offensive player catches the ball, his first look should always be baseline. When he looks, he sees where the defensive man is playing and then he reacts. Here is a great coaching tip that you can use to teach your players to always look baseline:
- Have the player look straight ahead
- Place a pair of shoes about 2 feet behind the player
- As the ball comes in, the player is going to look baseline, and he can determine where the defense is located, and then he can decide which way to move to score
- Move the shoes in different directions behind the player and the player will have an opportunity to test his baseline look skills
If you’re looking for more drills to improve inside scoring, check out Post Skill Development.