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The Basketball Post Play ( 4 Videos )

The Post Play:

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Coach Ettore Messina talks to Basketball  (external link) Ontario in Toronto, Canada about the post play

About the Power Forward:

The Power Forward (basketball) (PF), also known as the four, often plays a role similar to that of the center, down in the "post" or "low blocks". The power forward is often the team's most versatile scorer, being able to score close to the basket while also being able to shoot mid-range jump shots from 12 to 18 feet from the basket.

Some basketball  (external link) power forwards have become known as stretch fours, since extending their shooting range to three-pointers . On defense, they are required to have the strength to guard bigger players close to the basket and to have the athleticism to guard quick players away from the basket .

Most power forwards tend to be more versatile than centers since they can be part of plays and are not always in the low block. In the NBA, power forwards usually range from 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) to 7 feet 0 inches (2.13 m).

Post Play to Dominate the Paint by Dave Vander:

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In this training video, Coach Vander covers drop step baseline, up and under, face up, and hook shot moves. He shows exactly what to do to counter and score when a defender plays on the top or bottom side. More Info & Videos

About the Center:

The Center (basketball) (C), also known as the five, usually plays near the baseline or close to the basket (the "low post"). They are usually the tallest players on the floor. The center usually scores "down low," or "in the paint" (near the basket, in the key), but some can be good perimeter shooters. They are typically skilled at gathering rebounds, contesting shots and setting screens on plays.

The basketball  (external link) center position has been traditionally considered one of the most important positions, if not the most important. The range of players used in the position has transitioned from relatively slower but much taller "back to the basket" players to players who would normally be classified as power forwards but can dominate the position with their defensive skills, or mismatch ability to shoot from the high post.

This has been due to the scarcity of players possessing the combination of great skill, ideal height, and durability. This has been matched by the development of more fast-paced and athletic basketball play, which calls for less traditional center play and a more up-and-down the court playstyle. In the NBA, centers are usually 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) or taller.

"Slash" Offensive Action for a Dominant Post Player from Murray State's Matt McMahon!

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This offense will take advantage of the strength of multiple ball handlers and shooters. Even though it is suitable for four guards, the big man won't be forgotten. The Slash offense also provides multiple opportunities to pound the ball inside for a dominant post player. More Info & Videos

Basketball Post Play and Moves By Dr. James Gels

"... These are some basic moves the inside post player should learn. Coaches, for breakdown drills, see post Player Breakdown drills and Motion offense Breakdown Drills.

Get Position
Before you can make a move on the low post, you have to be able to get the ball first. You want to post-up, or receive the ball, along the free throw lane, between the center hash marks, above the low block. If you get the ball down too low, you will not have a good angle for the baseline drop-step move. And you do not want to post up in the lane, or you may get the three-second call.

You may have to fight hard to get into position to receive a safe pass. Get strong, feet wide apart, butt out, back straight. Seal the defender off. If the defender is over-playing you from one side, keep that arm and elbow firm to ward him/her off, while extending the opposite arm and hand to make a good target for the passer.

When the pass comes, move toward it, to meet it. After receiving the ball, keep it up at forehead level with elbows out, to protect it. Do not actually throw an elbow, just keep them out to ward off the defender.

When receiving the pass, it is advantageous to meet the ball with a jump stop. When you jump stop, you have the option of either foot becoming your pivot foot, so you can make a move either way, to the lane or to the baseline. fake with your upper body, but keep the feet planted until you are ready to make your move. With a one-two foot landing, you have already established your pivot foot and your options are more limited. ..."

Continue reading and watch the videos at: Basketball Post Play and Moves by Dr. James Gels from The Basketball Coach’s Clipboard .

Mike Krzyzewski: Duke Basketball - Developmental Drills for Post Players!

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For the past 25 years, Duke has been known for some of the toughest post players in the country - they have all studied and practiced the developmental drills presented in this insightful clip. Watch and listen to an introduction from Hall of Fame basketball coach and 4x NCAA Championship coach, Mike Krzyzewski! Followed by on court instruction from Steve Wojciechowski, Duke University Assistant Basketball Coach, as he works with his post players on various moves and drills. These are excellent exercises that will benefit any post player and can help your team reach new heights! More Info & Videos


030919 ~ About the Basketball Post Play

Playing in the post can be hard work and is not always the most glamorous position. You have to work hard to get a catch on the block and then hope that one of the guards passes the ball in to you. Along with battling in the post you have to be willing to set screens for your teammates and help them get scoring opportunities, usually without any recognition to yourself.

Also, unless you are an amazing shot blocker, dunker, or extremely dominant in the post on the offensive end, the position does not receive much recognition, but without having a player battling in the trenches and doing all the things that go along with playing this position the team is going to struggle to win. That is why it is important that you learn everything that goes into being a great basketball post player and then mastering those skills.
Steve Monzon

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