Billy Donovan workouts
a) Flash cut shooting
Start in the short corner, flash cut to the foul line for a pass and shot.
- rip thru and drive opposite for a pull-up, or take it to the rim
- ball fake, go where the pass came from for a pull-up jumper, or take it to the rim.
See Post play - 5star post flash, Danny Manning, Pete Newell.
b) Rapid-fire post moves
Post up on the block, coach feeds one ball after another, make 10 for each move (baseline or middle), examples
- turn around jumper
- jump hook
- up and under.
(Option - use two balls)
See Post play - Bill Self.
a) Chair workout
Put chairs near each block with balls on them. Go side to side, post up, get low, grab the ball, perform a post move (start with jump hooks), go for one minute at a time.
Kevin Sutton (FIBA Assist 17) - two-chair low-post moves,
- drop-step baseline
- jump hook baseline and middle
- dribble drop
- reverse pivot to a jump hook.
Put the chairs near the elbows for continuous flash jumpers (from low to high) or trail jumpers (from out top).
See Post play - Power pick-ups, Pitt Malone, Shooting - Eastman elbow pickups.
b) Post and re-post
Post up for a pass from the corner, make any post move, re-post up the lane for a pass from the wing, finish.
a) War rebounding
Coach shoots, three players get position, one point for the rebound, another point to the rebounder for scoring, live ball on a miss, play to 10 points.
See Rebounding - 5star toughness, Memphis.
b) Post positioning
4 and 5 sit back-to-back, constantly moving their feet, coaches quickly fire balls at them, 4 and 5 catch and pass back.
See Rebounding - Butt wars.
c) Positioning on the break
On the advance pass, attacker 5 and defender X5 sprint to get position, coach throws it in if 5 can get X5 on his back and keep him there.
See Post play - 5star 1 on 1.
If X5 is able to front 5, reverse the ball and seal for a high-low pass (reverse pivot on the top foot).
d) 1 on 1
5 starts from the weakside block, tries to beat X5 to a spot for a pass.
(Option - start with a pass from the top to the wing)
See Post play - Pitt 1 on 1 live, Weakside 1 on 1.
If X5 is able to front, seal for a high-low pass.
a) Pick and roll shooting
Ballscreen on the 3-point line, as coach comes off, roll to the short corner for a 10-foot shot.
- get a pass from coach, rip thru and drive baseline, shoot a runner or take it to the rim
- ballscreen and step back for a 3-point shot.
See Post play - Duke sidescreen shots, Procopio post workout (sidescreen and pop).