Did you know that post is the easiest position to play in basketball if you have the right fundamental skills? Think about it for a moment; a post player gets the basketball closer to the basket as compared to other players on the court. All a post player has to do is beat one player playing behind him or her. Furthermore, 7 of 10 post players end up being guarded by shorter or less physical or talented defensive players, thus they can use the most important assets, height to dominate the paint. The bad news is the majority of post players lack the fundamental skills to player the position effective. If you are one of those struggling post players, Postoffense.com is your key to becoming relevant in the paint.


Post Offense (Individual Skills)
Individual post offense is the most under coached skill in all of basketball. As a result, there are many potential post players with amazing natural and physical abilities who end up being average or mediocre throughout their playing careers. Looking at the current NBA centers/forwards rosters (Yahoo.com 2010), there are 175 players listed. Out of these players 8% (14) are dominating centers on both ends of the court. 13% (23/175) are above average defensive players, and a whooping 79% (138/175) are pretty much taking up valuable salary cap in their respective teams.

PostOffense.com is dedicated to helping post players realize their potentials in the paint by providing them with the most advanced coaching in the paint. The amazing programs that PostOffense.com has developed will give you everything you need to dominate the paint, and become an All-Star in one summer guarantee. Our programs cover every aspect of individual post offense from posting up, ball reception, body balance and coordination, footwork development to rebounding, and the most advanced scoring options and complementary post moves that you will not find anywhere else. I have singled out one key component of an effective post player, the Conventional One-step Hook shot also known in the basketball realm as the "Sky Hook Shot." You must have this magnificent shot to be an effective post player. If you are a strict jump hook shot shooter, your are more of an opportunist center; there is a good chance that you are an average center at best. While you are here, don't forget to check out the scoring options and get rid of the "deer-headlight" effect when you get the basketball under the basket in paint.

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The Side Reverse Dribble Move
There are many moves in basketball that post players can use in the paint, however, none is more effective than The Side Reverse Dribble Move. This move offers a post player tons of scoring options, and it allows the player to set-up, and shoot the basketball with his or her strong hand. If you have an effective conventional one-step hook shot, this scoring option will make you unstoppable when used with The Side Reverse Dribble Move. You will not longer rely on your teammates to get you the basketball in your favorite spot; you will be able to get the basketball in the blocks, and go to work.

Remember Kareem Abdul Jabbar? He used a version of The Side Reverse Dribble Move to dominate the paint. Below is an advanced version of the move that PostOffense.com can teach you today to help you become an All-Star tomorrow. We promise, you will not find anybody else in basketball that teaches the Post Moves and the related 12 Scoring Options like PostOffense.Com. Here is a picture illustration of The Side Reverse Dribble Move with the post player finishing with a conventional one-step hook shot:

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Click on Side Reverse Dribble Move to see a video of the actual move tied with the conventional one-step hook shot scoring option. If you learn this move, I guarantee you All-Star status the rest of your career.

Mechanics for the Side Reverse Dribble Move
Remember, this is not the common backdown offensive move that is prevalent in all levels of competitions today. This is a methodical move that allows any post player regardless of height or strength to be effective in the paint provided the player has a functioning hook shot. I have seen one or two players use a variation of this move, however, the move is not smooth because of luck of good footwork, body balance and coordination. Good rhythm and coordination are vital for the move's success. You cannot attain the vital component of the move without the slight "hop-step" coming of the reverse-pivot on the spin. This hop-step does not only ensure good rhythm and coordination, it is also very effective for throwing off the defensive player's timing when attempting to block the hook shot.

Coaching Point:
When a player finished the move with a jump hook shot (scoring option) after the reverse-pivot, the move loses it effectiveness because of a break in the continuity. The jump hook shot does not offer the post player any advantage because the defensive player can time and successfully contest the shot. Another disadvantage that results from using the jump hook shot options is the offense player is forced to lean into or stretch out, away from the defensive player in order to avoid getting the shot blocked. These adjustments compromise the effectiveness of the move.

The drive through option (running hook shot in the same direction as the dribble) is a poor substitute for the Side-Reverse Dribble Move. Many a times, the Drive Through Option leads to loose ball foul or an awkward shot in traffic. Furthermore, there is no skill required here; simply put your head down, take one dribble, run, and finish with a sweeping hook shot. A more effective option is the Side-Step Option discussed under Scoring Options.

Advantages of the Hop-step coming of the Reverse-step or spin
The hop-step coming off the reverse-step or spin turns The Side Reverse Dribble Move into the most powerful move because the offensive player can vary the size of the hop-step or the last pivot-step before shooting a convention one-step hook shot. The offensive player can use these sequences to throw off the defensive player's timing. As effective as it is, I am surprised that post players in all levels of competitions have not taken the time to learn this magnificent move. Then, I realize that nobody really understands how to execute the move properly because of its unique mechanics - the convention one-step hook shot, good footwork, hands, feet and eye coordination, and most important, the "elusive hop-step". These are mechanics that are lacking in today's post offense, and it does not look like there is a conservative effort to teach them because of lack of technical know-how. Take a moment to think about the dominant centers in your level of competition. What do they have other than size and physical and natural abilities to domiante the game?


Want to Learn the Side Reverse Dribble Move?
Contac Coach Odhiambo at (480) 208-4998 or e-mail joeodhiambo@postoffense.com . Coach Odhiambo does individual post offense development workshops, clinics, and camps at various site around the state. See PostOffense.Com Calendar
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