Don Meyer- Tape #6
Developing Your Post Players
Keys to Post Play
1. Heart2. Hands3. Head*Must have these things1. Be aggressive2. Love contact- must like to bruise it up!3. Want the basketball- have a desire to get the ball in your hands4. Must want to score (once you receive the ball)5. Communication- communicate by pointing where you want the ball, demand the ball.Be a director-6. Be strong, play strong7. Be in condition- must be able to get up and down the floor 8. Be a worker- the best post players are blue collar posts9. Be a good free throw shooter- most are weak- Chamberlain 50% FT shooter 10. Play without fear- of injury, missing shot, etcBasic Post Positioning:*Wide base, feet wider than shoulders, have your knees bent.*Get both hands up, have your back straight*If you want to receive the ball on the bounce, get you hands down*Passer is telling you where you are open by where he passes the ball*Whichever side the defender goes to, you want to sit on his front leg*If defender is fronting the post, get both arms up so the offensive player is not called for a push off.
Getting open in the post:
*Have an inside-outside approach*Great post players will score without the basketball*Great post players will score off of a teammates missed shot*In Meyer’s thinking, if his postmen can be guarded one on one and from behind, thenthey are in serious trouble. They need the kind of post player that is going to make teamsdouble-triple team him.
Don Nelson technique:*Big man faces the lane (defender usually plays inside) and spins inside and sealshim strong.