|3-on-1 Defend The Post Drill|
The purpose of this drill is for players to work on getting to the proper position in the post. That position depends on your philosophy on defending a post-up player. You may want to 1/2 front, 3/4 front, or full front. Focus should be on effort, technique, and footwork. The diagram and description will show the defender working on full front of the post-up player.
1 starts with the ball at the top, starting lane line extended at the three point line. 2 is in the corner at the three point line, and 3 is on the block area. Defender 3 will start behind 3.
To start the drill 1 will slap the ball. When the ball is slapped Defender 3 will use proper technique to step over 3 so they can get to the front position. 3 will let Defender 3 get to the front to start the drill. This gives us technique work with getting to the front. Two ways to get to the front:
1. Defender 3 is behind 3. Defender 3 will step with their right foot (foot closest to baseline) around 3. Now Defender 3's backside is on 3 and they are in the front.
2. Club & Swim. From this position Defender 3 will use their left hand/arm as leverage as they place it with force on 3's left side (this is the club). Defender 3 will then put their right arm over the
top and around 3 while stepping through with their right foot (as they did in the first example). This will get them to the front.
Once Defender 3 gets to the front the drill is live. 3 tries to pin Defender 3 to get open. They have to stay in the block area. Defender 3 works to stay in front. 1 and 2 pass back and forth until they can get a pass to 3. Over the top lob passes are not allowed in this drill as there are no backside help defenders.
The drill rep ends when 3 scores, Defender 3 gets a turnover or a defensive rebound. The drill rep can also end if the coach feels Defender 3 is doing a great job after a few passes back and forth by 1 and 2. Blow the whistle and rotate.