Dr. Dish Basketball is proud to bring you another great Drill of the Week. This week we'll focus on working down low in the post area. In this drill we'll walk through the post relocation action and some of the looks and feels for the offensive and defensive player.
Dr. Dish was very fortunate to have former NBA player Greg Stiemsma come join us in the Dish Lab to help break down this incredible drill. To maximize this drill and get efficient reps in, we've taken the Dr. Dish All-Star and swiveled the net system to turn it into a post/game location passer. This gives the post player the ability to work inside and outside and receive on target, on time passes throughout the entire drill.
The Dr. Dish All-Star is the only shooting machine in the world specifically designed for post training and game location passing. There is nothing else like it and this basketball training machine has helped players and coaches all over the world take their game to the next level.
Check out the video below and see how this drill can be easily implemented in your training program!
When receiving the basketball down low it's important to understand all moving parts on defense. One of the hardest things to do in the post is be patient. Basketball has evolved and made post players an after thought on some teams. This doesn't mean that post play isn't important and this drill is a great way to demonstrate why. Defensive players are almost always taught to push the player off the block or their spot. They are also taught to either 3 quarter defend or front the post player. All of these things can deter a post player from even receiving the basketball.
When the post player receives the basketball they need to understand where they are on the floor. If they've been pushed off their scoring spot they need to either get back there using the back down dribble or get back to their spot with the re-post action. The re-post action is simply kicking the basketball back out to a teammates to either dive deeper into the post or relocate to another scoring spot to receive the basketball. Often times post defenders get lazy when the ball is passed back out because most guards won't pass it back in. Well coached teams and good post players understand and trust teammates to get the basketball back to them. This re-post action can help the post player get into a groove and also a better scoring spot.
The Dr. Dish All-Star is a great training tool to help simulate this game time action with post players and also a tremendous way for them to build confidence in so many areas. Working on passing and kicking the ball back out, diving into the post, re-post action and creating space are just a few things worked on. The name of the game is reps and efficiency and the players that train hard every day are the ones that will taste success!
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