Work to improve multiple facets of quality low post play!
- Maintain a seal no matter how the defense denies you so you always have a solution to get open
- Focus on mastering a few dominant post moves to score simply in the paint
- Implement ball handling drills that reduce turnovers by improving hand-eye coordination
with Bob Starkey,
Texas A&M University Women's Assistant Coach;
former LSU Assistant Coach (Men's & Women's);
Back-to-back Final Four appearances (including as acting head coach at LSU);
while an LSU men's assistant, Starkey worked closely with future NBA first round picks/post players Shaquille O'Neal (2x NBA Finals MVP) and Stanley Roberts;
has been a part of 700+ career wins; over 34 years of college coaching experience; 22 NCAA Tournaments
One of the top coaches in college basketball delivers a detailed breakdown of how to develop the low post game with your players. Bob Starkey shares the knowledge he has accrued over decades of coaching on how to teach numerous facets of post play such as maintaining seals, moves to get open, improving ball handling, and so much more. Additionally, you will see 12 practice drills used by Texas A&M to establish the fundamentals needed for excellence in the paint.
Post Play Fundamentals
Coach Starkey teaches you the fundamentals of how to 'own the paint' by catching the ball inside the post box. Learn how to call for the ball in an athletic stance and see how to make and maintain a seal against four different ways that the defense can try to deny you. Each of these options will create space for your players to score more easily.
Next, learn how to help your players prioritize securing the ball before they score to limit turnovers. Coach Starkey explains how to see the floor to effectively pass out of double teams with the "catch, chin, check" technique. Five different movements are shared for post players to get open in the paint. These moves will expand your players' ability to find opportunities in games to call for the ball with an advantage. Three different practice drills teach your players to seal in the paint and cleanly catch the ball. The "2-on-1 Posting" drill is a great way to challenge even the most talented player by forcing them to find advantages to get open against double teams in the paint.
Ball Handling for Bigs
Improving the ball handling of your post players will enhance their confidence to make scoring moves while also eliminating turnovers. Coach Starkey leads his players through a series of six drills that will develop their dribbling, catching, and passing. Two-Ball Handling drills will maximize the efficiency of your practice by improving both hands at once. The "One Handers" drill is a perfect way for your posts to develop soft hands as they call for the ball while posting up.
Moves to Score
Coach Starkey believes that you can maximize your posts' scoring efficiency by focusing your efforts on a minimum amount of scoring moves. He shares the teaching points he uses for the three primary scoring moves that he teaches players. You will also learn when a post needs to dribble to score versus when it is wasted effort. Three different drills will help to develop touch around the rim. Starkey demonstrates the toughest version of the Mikan drill you will ever see while also explaining how you can make it competitive with daily charting and demanding goals.
This is video so is packed with information that you will replay it numerous times before you feel like you have successfully absorbed most of Coach Starkey's teaching points. Bring a pen and a stack of paper for notes!
"I thought that Coach Starkey was very informative with lots of detailed breakdown to each part of his presentation. There were many teaching points included and drills to support each phase of low post play. I really liked that he had a lot of depth while covering many aspects to post play. Very solid video and probably one of the best post play videos released by Championship Productions." - Customer Review
64 minutes. 2018.Basketball Videos