Posting-Up: Whole

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Next Best Actions

The description of Posting-Up from a whole perspective is completely dependent on the rules you prescribe as a coach. There are a series of questions in the last post that you might want to answer to help determine your rules.  You could make rules for individual players or for the whole team.  It’s really up to you.

The method prescribed here is just one of many possibilities and is only one example. Keep in mind that the Part break down will be impacted by these rules too.  Maybe another project will be to create some different scenarios and then diagram them.  Let’s keep it simple for now.  Once we install some other layers, we can get more complicated with the rules.

For the purposes of this scenario, we’re going to set up in a 5 out alignment with the 4 and 5 posting for one pass on any cut.  Let’s see what this looks like using some random combinations of layers. This only includes the layers we’ve covered so far.

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This is just one combination.  A pass in a different direction, or drive in a different direction, or even a different Read Line cut would make this look completely different. This doesn’t include any screens. You could probably go through each diagram and find ways to set one or more screens without a lot of effort.  Notice how we started in a 5 out alignment, went to 4 out 1 in, and were in a 3 out 2 in alignment for a short time before we went back.  If 5 sets a back screen in the last diagram, we’re back to 5 out.  I know we haven’t talked about back screens yet, but this is starting to get interesting.

We’re going to break down this posting-up action and integrate in with the other layers.  Then we’ll come back and look at some different combinations of rules.  Got any rules that you use?  Do you have a combination you’d like to see diagrammed?  Email me or leave a comment.

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