Drill for Guards: Post Feed / Spot Up
Teaches players how to feed the ball in the post and reposition for the shot. It also improves ballhandling skills.
- 2 people are needed for this drill. The second person can be a player or just another person to catch a pass.
- Set up a line of chairs, starting near the mid-court line and directed toward the baseline but no deeper than the foul line extended. This is an optional step to be used to work on dribbling.
- Place a chair on the wing with a ball on it. The position of the chair is of your choosing at a distance within player's shooting range.
- The 2nd person is in the strong-side low post.
- Ball handler dribble weaves through the chair line (remember this is an optional step). Experiment with your dribbles and use different types of changes.
- Ball handler extends dribble to a good angle for a post feed.
- Ball handler throws a post entry pass.
- Low-post receiver, if a player, makes a low post move. If not a player, (a coach for example) he just holds the ball.
- Ball handler then cuts to chair with the ball, scoops up the ball for shot.
- Use the 3-point line as a spacing guide. Many passes are fumbled because the passer is too close or the defense is not spaced enough.
- Work on different types of entries: baseline bounce pass, lob pass, etc.
- Teach passing angles. If a coach is present, he can position himself as a dummy defender to teach the passer to read the defense. He can play over the top (use baseline bounce pass), baseline (throw middle pass), full front (lob or reversal pass).
- Emphasize passer movement after the feed to space out off the post and strip the help.
- Teach that some of the best shot opportunities, especially 3-point attempts, come "inside out" after a post feed.
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