Quiz the Coach - How Can I Get Stronger In The Post?
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I'm 5'10 in the 7th grade and should be a dominant force in the post, but instead I am one of the best three-point shooters. Do you have any suggestions on how to get stronger in the post?
Hey defensiveend1,First of all, there's nothing wrong with a being a big guy who's a strong three-point shooter, rather than a great post player. There are lots of big guys in the NBA, like Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol, who are bigger threats from behind the three-point line than in the paint. While it's important for you to become stronger in the post, make sure you continue to work on your outside shooting as well.
Post players often take longer to develop their game than guards or small forwards - especially young players, who are going through growth spurts and adjusting to changes in their body size. The keys to becoming a strong post player are repetition and patience. You must learn and master the basic post moves: the jump hook, the drop step, the turn around jump shot, the rip through (up and under) and a spin move. By practicing your footwork and fundamentals every day, performing post moves in a game situation will become automatic.
Here are a couple of drills for post players to help your footwork, agility and conditioning:
Rapid Fire Richochet:
Tap, Catch, Score
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