PGC Fast Break: Post Four Deep

The lat­est drill in our PGC Basketball series focus­es on devel­op­ing post play­ers to cov­er mul­ti­ple attacks from the offense.

PGC Fast Break: Post Four Deep

The lat­est drill in our PGC Basketball series focus­es on devel­op­ing post play­ers to cov­er mul­ti­ple attacks from the offense.

It’s hard to win cham­pi­onships with­out a great defense, and no defense is great with­out effec­tive post defend­ers. The lat­est drill in our PGC Basketball series focus­es on devel­op­ing post play­ers to cov­er mul­ti­ple attacks from the offense. It could be the dif­fer­ence between a good team and an unbeat­able team.

This drill improves ath­letes’ reac­tion times by forc­ing them to make mul­ti­ple deci­sions in a short peri­od, and should leave you with a defense at the top of its men­tal game.

Post Four Deep

As your defend­ers go through this work­out, they’ll focus on four dif­fer­ent types of post defense:

  • Defending the catch
  • Defending the drib­ble
  • Defending the flash
  • Defending help­side 

Defenders begin every rep by deny­ing the offen­sive play­er in the post. Once a play­er has defend­ed all four offen­sive attacks, they fin­ish the drill by tak­ing a charge on the offen­sive drive. 

Holding ath­letes account­able for mul­ti­ple defen­sive maneu­vers in one work­out will help them rec­og­nize and seek out sim­i­lar oppor­tu­ni­ties dur­ing games.

Like what you see? Don’t miss the oth­er drills in this series — The GauntletOne-Minute FinishOutlet and FinishCommunication DefenseBall Screen Reads, and Attack the Closeout

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