Post Drills: One-on-One Half and Full Circle

By Hal Wissel

Post Drill: One-on-One Half Circle
This competitive drill helps you develop the ability to read the defender and use fakes, pivots, and various lowpost moves to score or draw a foul. It also develops your defensive and rebounding skills. You will play offense against a defender. On a pro court, use the lower half of the free-throw circle as a boundary. On a college or high school court, use the imaginary lower half of the freethrow circle as a boundary. Your objective is to score with a low-post move. You may not dribble the ball, but you may take one step outside the lower half of the circle before shooting the ball. The defender initiates play by getting in a defensive stance and then handing you the ball. You get 1 point each time you score. If you get fouled while making the shot, you get a free throw. If you get fouled but miss the shot, you get a free throw. If you miss the shot but get an offensive rebound, you may make a move and score from the spot where the ball was rebounded. Again, dribbling is not allowed. Continue play
until you score or turn the ball over or until the defender gets the ball on a steal or rebound. Then switch offensive and defensive roles. If the offensive player scores, he stays on offense. Three points win.

Post Drill: One-on-One Full Circle
This competitive game helps you develop the ability to read the defender and use fakes, pivots, and various pinch-post moves to score or draw a foul. It also develops your defensive and rebounding skills. The drill starts with the offensive player behind the free throw line. You will play offense against a defender. Your objective is to score against the defender using no more than one dribble before shooting the ball. The defender initiates play by getting in a defensive stance and then handing you the ball. You get 1 point each time you score. If you get fouled while making the shot, you get a free throw. If you get fouled but miss the shot, you get a free throw. If you miss the shot but get an offensive rebound, you may make a move and score from the spot where the ball was rebounded. Again, no more than one dribble is allowed. Continue play until you score or turn the ball over or until the defender gets the ball on a steal or rebound. Then switch offensive and defensive roles. If the offensive player scores, he stays on offense. Three points win.

Post Drills: One-on-One Half and Full Circle

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