Attack Dribble: Post Slides Description

This entry is part 15 of 24 in the series Dribbling Actions

Post slides are the glue to foundational layers of the Read and React offense.  If the Attack Layer is the brick, Post slides are the mortar. Post slides allow us to start tying multiple actions together which is crucial for teaching. Players are constantly in and around the lane. This layer gives players something to do when penetration occurs and they are in this area.

The title may imply that only post players need to understand this layer.  Remember from the introduction that any player is considered a post player if they are in the “post area”.  The coach must determine the “post area” for their players and their team. This definition could be any player in the lane.  The coach could also extend the “post area” to the short corners. Coaches may say that a player is considered “a post player”, if they have yet to fill a perimeter spot.

Regardless, anytime penetration occurs immediately following another action, it is likely that one or more players will be in the “post area.”  As players become more comfortable in the Read & React, perimeter players and post players may end up switching positions during a possession in which case they must be able to execute post slides properly. It is important that everyone be able to react to penetration when they are in the post.

Post slides are simply stated.  If a player penetrates ABOVE a player in the post, the player in the post moves to the short corner area.  If a player penetrates BELOW a player in the post, the player in the post moves up the lane towards the elbow.  This may seem like common sense, but many players have a poor habit of standing still on dribble penetration or worse bringing their defender towards the ball.

Initially, post slides will be taught as if all players are pure post players. Everyone was a guard in the Circle Movement sub-layer right? Now it’s time to learn how to play in the post. This is the first time that players will be able to execute multiple layers in succession. We are close to being to be able to play in a completely live setting.

This layer provides repetition for players to react to penetration while they are in the “post area” after executing an attacking action.  Post slides also set the table for players to be able to react to dribble penetration after executing any other layer of the offense as well.

This layer dovetails nicely with the Baseline Drive Adjustment.  As a reminder post players should be looking to fill the 45 and 90-degree windows when baseline penetration occurs, since this penetration occurs BELOW them.

Obviously, players who are in the high post when baseline dribble penetration occurs are in proper position already.  The same can be said for players who are in the short corner when penetration occurs from the top.

The slides for post players may be a bit more tricky when a perimeter drives toward a post player who is in the high post.  There may not be room for them to slide up or down.  In these situations, we encourage post players to move away from the ball handler to draw their defender away from the ball. Obviously if their defender helps, they will likely be open. Coaches may decide to discourage these drives.  They may also decide to turn these drives into other actions that are described in future layers.  This is up to the coach’s discretion.

When players post slide, they may not always get all the way to their designated spot.  However, as long as they are moving in that direction, they have a high likelihood of being an available option when their defender commits to help on the attacker. In addition, players should not necessarily stand in that spot once they arrive.  They should get to their spot and then adjust to the defense to create a passing lane for the ball handler.

Since passing to the post has not yet been covered, passes to post players should be the last action of any drill regarding this layer.

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