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SOS - Low Post Disruptions

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What to Discover or Recall:

Aggressively fronting the post is primary SOS way to disrupt strong post ups.
Low Helpside I defender double teams on post lobs and Base Go traps.
Base Go is primary option used to double team a low post.
Go Top trap is effective option when post has tendency to turn nto the middle for shot.
Go Wing trap can be deployed when wing is a poor outside shooter.
Hold and Yo-Yo options are used to prevent open outside three point shots.

The importance of individual post defense cannot be over emphasized. However, sound individual post defense can be augment with post traps at times to insure total disrupt of the inside post up game. Fronting, Base Go Trap, Go Top, Wing Go, and Hold options provide the strategic weapons to combat a strong post up game.

Post Front Pass Disruption

The Post Front is the primary way to disrupt the inside post up game. By fronting the post, it minimizes the number of inside post passes, and, as a result, limits the number of offensive touches and shots in the low post area. Fronting the post must be given high priority during practice times.

Post Lob Rotations (Right Side)

Post defender X5 fronts O5 with one arm extended high in the passing lane in attempt to deflect or disrupt any pass into the low post. The other arm is extended low in contact with opponent’s leg. X5 sits down on the opponent’s thigh with and pushes the opponent back into the three-second area.

Phase 1: Trap on Lob Pass.

When wing O2 makes a lob pass into O5 posting up, defender X4, in the low Helpside I position, rotates over and double teams O5 with X5. X3 drops to low Helpside I position against O4 and X1 assumes a high Helpside position ready to closeout to either O1 or O3. O2 assumes a pass denial position against O2. All players rotate simultaneously on pass.

Phase 2. Pass Out of Post Trap.

When O5 passes the ball out to O1, X1 closes out quickly to O1, pushing O1 toward sideline checkpoint while X3 closes out to a pass denial position against open O3.X4 rotates back to O4, X5 stays with O5, and X2 assumes a pass denial position against O2.

Final Match Up. When O1 passes the ball to wing O3, defender X3 assumes a SET position pushing O3 to corner or baseline checkpoint. Defender X4 FRONTS the low post O4 while X1 assumes a pass denial position against O1. X2 and X5 assume Helpside I positions against O2 and O5. When matched up all of the basic defensive fundamentals apply.


Skip Pass Out of Trap.

When O5 makes a skip pass out to O3 on weakside wing, X1 closes out quickly to O1, pushing O3 to sideline check point. Defender X3 assumes a pass denial SNUGGLE position on O4 and X5 rotates out to a pass denial position on O1. X4 stays with O5 and X2 drops off O2.

Final Match Up. If/when O3 passes to O4, defender X3 pushes O4 to the corner or baseline checkpoint. X1 assumes SNUGGLE position on O3 denying any return pass. X4 fronts O5 and X2 and X5 assume helpside I positions inverting if possible.

Note: All rotations occur as ball leaves passer's hands.

Post Lob Rotations (Left Side)

Post defender X5 fronts O5 with one arm extended high in the passing lane and the other arm low in contact with opponent’s leg. X5 sits down on the opponent’s thigh with and pushes the opponent back into the three-second area.

Phase 1: Trap on Lob Pass.

When wing O2 makes a lob pass into O5 posting up, defender X4, in the low Helpside I position, rotates over and double teams O5 with X5. X3 drops to low Helpside I position against O4 and X1 assumes a high Helpside position ready to closeout to either O1 or O3. O2 assumes a pass denial position against O2. All players rotate simultaneously on pass.

Phase 2. Pass Out of Post Trap.

When O5 passes the ball out to O1, X1 closes out quickly to O1, pushing O1 toward sideline checkpoint while X3 closes out to a pass denial position against open O3.X4 rotates back to O4, X5 stays with O5, and X2 assumes a pass denial position against O2.

Final Match Up. When O1 passes the ball to wing O3, defender X3 assumes a SET position pushing O3 to corner or baseline checkpoint. Defender X4 FRONTS the low post O4 while X1 assumes a pass denial position against O1. X2 and X5 assume Helpside I positions against O2 and O5. When matched up all of the basic defensive fundamentals apply.


Skip Pass Out of Trap.

 

When O5 makes a skip pass out to O3 on weakside wing, X1 closes out quickly to O1, pushing O3 to sideline check point. Defender X3 assumes a pass denial SNUGGLE position on O4 and X5 rotates out to a pass denial position on O1. X4 stays with O5 and X2 drops off O2.

Final Match Up. If/when O3 passes to O4, defender X3 pushes O4 to the corner or baseline checkpoint. X1 assumes SNUGGLE position on O3 denying any return pass. X4 fronts O5 and X2 and X5 assume helpside I positions inverting if possible.

Note: All rotations occur as ball leaves passer's hands.

 

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