I can’t say all, but I will say most, players and coaches want to run some type of fast break game. It’s fun, exciting, and can be devastating to your opponent. But, like any other offense, you have to plan and practice it for it to be productive.
As coaches, we try to prepare our players for every possible situation they might face in a game. When we teach skills, we try to present things that that will help our players to excel in every area. In our desire to create a formidable basketball entity (team or player), we don’t realize how complex we make the game for players.
Taken individually, what we teach is not complex. However, once we start adding plays, options, contingencies, reads, film sessions, adjustments, etc., we take a simple task and make it extremely complex. We needlessly add to their cognitive load. We fail to consider the "Consequence of Choice."
Few positions on a basketball team are as important and as difficult to play as the post position. Too many times post players lose opportunities due to over analysis and over-thinking as those that are lost in the post.
Post play is a position of action and reaction. Once you get the ball, time spent thinking about what to do is opportunity lost for the player. Below are some hints that might help your post play.