Defending High Post Splits

Disrupting High Post Splits

Automatic Switch

High Post Splits were a staple in the late 1950's and 1960's. Becasue of its simplicity, the high post split offense is a good one to teach in youth and the lower levels of basketball. Since the high post split is a quick hitting offense, it can be devistating to any team not prepared to defended them.

High Post Split

Defender X5 should deny all passes to high post. However, when high post receives the ball with back to basket, X5 steps off (arms length) and plays the passing lane. Defenders X1 and X2 drop to level of ball.

Automatic Switch

When O1 and O2 execute high post split, X1 and X2 switch, bumping and forcing cutters O1 and O2 wide.

Matching Up

When high post O5 turns and faces up, X5 immediately steps up and "Jams" O5, forcing O5 to corner pushpoint. Defenders X1, X2, X3, and X4 assume strong pass denial positions.

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Disrupting Low Post Splits

Low post splits have been an intregral part of basketball since its origins. Low post splits create moving screens that can free up a cutter for a handoff and easy layup or open short jump shot. Dropping back and switching on the split is an effective way to defend it.

High Post Split

Defender X5 should deny all passes to the low post. However, when the low post receives the ball with back to basket, X5 steps off (arms length) and plays the passing lane. Defenders X1 and X2 drop to level of ball.

Automatic Switch

When O1 and O2 execute low post split, defenders X1 and X2 switch, bumping and forcing cutters O1 and O2 wide.

Learn More  Defending the Low Post

 

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