The Front the Post defense drill is used to work on fronting the post player and to react to passing around the perimeter. The post defender attempts to continuously front the post throughout the duration of the drill. The objective is to stop the post player from flashing open and receiving the pass.
Purpose: The defensive purpose is to continually front the offensive post player and to teach the defensive post player to react quickly to where the basketball is passed on the perimeter. The offensive post player works on post-up techniques and inside moves once he receives the pass.
Drill: The three perimeter players pass the basketball around, trying to get it to the offensive post player. They may not throw a lob pass, as there is no helpside defense. The offensive low post player stays stationary until the ball is passed among the perimeter players. The defensive player works on denying the pass into the post by maintaining a fronting position and reacting quickly to where the basketball is on the perimeter. The coach should set up players according to height and position so that there are no distinct mismatches.