Dive Down, Post Up (Video)

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This footwork series simulates a "dive down," one of the 4 ways for post players to establish postion in the post. A "dive down" is when the post player, either in transtioning from defense to offense or as a part of an offensive opportunity, finds himself on the perimeter needing to establish inside position.

There is a passer on the wing.

The shooter starts on the ball side just outside the pinch post.

 Dive Down Post Footwork1
 Shooter then dives down into the low post, executes good footwork to create a seal in the low post (in the video we use a drop step but you use what you are comforatble with)  Dive Down Post Footwork2
 Shooter receiveves a pass and executes a low post play  Dive Down Post Footwork3
 In the above video, you will also see a "dive down" from the weak side into a "duck in."  Dive Down Post Footwork4

We also work on a strong side "dive down" with a "peel back."

A peel back" starts as a weak side "dive down" into a "duck in."

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After the "duck in" the ball gets crossed (simulated in the video) and the shooter then "peels back" toward the ball, seals, receives the pass and scores.

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Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.