Paint Catch 2v2 Post Entry Drill

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Drill Paint Catch 2v2 Post Entry Drill
Drill Nickname "2v2 Paint Catches"
Central focus of the drill Passing
Number of players required 6
Most appropriate age range(s) Youth, Middle School, High School, College or Above, All


This drill is the fourth in our 2 Post Offense Coaching Progression Series that works on establishing and reinforcing primary offensive concepts in the 2 post offense. The previous drill in this series is the Catch at the Cones 3v3 Slip Screen Drill. In this drill we focus on three core concepts:

  • Entering the ball into the post.
  • Quality post seal to receive pass.
  • Receiving that entry as deep as possible (Paint Catch).
  • Skip Pass to provide entry angles.


2 Post Offense Progression #4: 2v2 "Paint Catches" Post Entry Drill


Initial Entry

  • Coach enters the ball to one wing or another.
  • Strong side post is looking to seal and establish position in the block and paint area.
  • Guards are allowed 1 dribble to improve passing angle but are otherwise stationary.
  • Guards should get in the habit of "Fake a pass, make a pass" each time they look to make an entry.
  • If the guard cannot make an entry pass they should make a skip pass across to the other wing.

Post Emphasis

  • If post cannot get a seal, look to screen across.
  • If sealing to one side, use one arm to leverage defender and other arm to offer a target for the pass.
  • If post acquires a full seal, show two target hands wide calling for basketball.
  • If post is at a disadvantage in the battle for position, create space then re-establish contact in a stronger position.


  • If working with youth levels, use coach as a reversal or add another play to reverse the ball to. (Youth may not be able to skip the ball across).
  • Priority is receiving the post entry in the best possible position to score. The closer to the basket the higher the percentage of players being able to score it.


Three priorities
Guard Rules
Post Rules
Drill Objectives