Every player has heard - "CUT" or "MOVE" after passing the ball into the post, and I know I have yelled it as a coach. Right at the moment that player posting up catches the ball players stand and stare. Look at that post player hold the ball. This is crazy frustrating because playing off the post can create some excellent action to create opportunities for teammates.
As a young player I thought once the post player had the ball it was time to let them go to work while we stand around and wait for something to happen. That does not help or work very well. The standing around can cost a team valuable possessions and opportunities to put pressure on the defense. Basketball is moving in a direction of being positionless, but that means there is a greater opportunity for all players to post up as well as for all teammates to learn how to play off the post. We recently did a workout training players on the beauty of cutting off the post
We know you don't want to stand around and watch your teammate make plays and coaches don't want players standing and staring while the game action goes on. Maybe nobody directly post ups, but at some point a player will get the ball in the post area and need a teammate to help them out by making a cut. Here is a play off the post workout that progresses from 1. Breakdown drills 2. Challenge Drills 3. Competitive Drills. Developing the skill of playing off the post and creating that automatic habit will lessen the chance of having to yell "CUT" or "MOVE" or for a player standing around and watching. Instead they will be cutting and creating for high level action.
Whether you are a player looking to make plays or a coach or parent looking to elevate someones playmaking ability this workout can help.
Player Development Coach