I see more and more youth players struggling when it come to feeding the post. This is quickly becoming a lost art in the game of basketball. I've seen players in a practice setting throw the ball out of bounds without being guarded and without a post defender. How does that happen?
Great post defenders like Joakim Noah are the anchors of any team's defense. They protect the rim with great help defense by blocking or altering shots. They are great on hedging on screens, pick and roll defense, and securing the defensive rebound. Helping off the ball is not the only area they excel at. To be a great post defender you must also be great at containing the opposing team's post player. Great post defenders have the basketball IQ to understand how to defend in relation to the ball, how to force the opposition off their sweet spots, and how to force tough contested shots.
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With the summer right around the corner now is the time to get in the gym and improve your shooting. Most players would say shooting is the most fun part of basketball. I say making shots is the most fun part of basketball. In this blog I will discuss shooting game shots from game spots at game speed.
Skill development is a big thing now. Go on Google and type in basketball skill development and you will find several coaches and businesses that specialize in skill development. You have different types of skill coaches. You have the coaches that are in your face and intense and then you have the coaches that are more laid back. Whatever type of coach you are or coach you train with they all have the same goal of making players better.
Post players like Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Zach Randolph, to name a few, have several skills that make them great post players. These skills are game changers that have a positive effect on the outcome of the game. We're not just talking offense here either. Great post players like those mentioned can have an effect on the game on both ends of the floor. They have presence on the low block that can demand double teams. They rebound the ball well, get teammates open by setting great screens, and they have a defensive presence by being a rim protector that gives perimeter players confidence to apply pressure to the ball. Lets take a look at 6 skills every post player should develop.