But a lot of coaches I talk to are looking past it for some other solution…
Let’s slow down for a second and look at this again.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider the Open Post if you don’t use it already…(and if you do, how you can use it in more situations)
- If you have a small (but quick) team, the Open Post should be your best friend. You’ll need to exploit your opponents weaknesses in order to win.
- You can turn your undersized players into an advantage, by removing the the low post threats and capitalizing on your perimeter play.
- Directly related to the above: If you have good penetrators and outside shooters (or can develop them) this becomes a no-brainer
- When you need to, you can slow the games down and take one advantage away from a bigger, more athletic team. Delay, delay, delay.
- It’s a breeze to learn and teach for younger players who haven’t reached a certain level of sophistication or maturity yet.
All of this sounds like solid reasoning for the Open Post to be used a TON in high school or youth sports.
I hope you agree.
If so–and you’ve read this far–I have a surprise for you!
I’ve got the “primer” on the Open Post in a brand new playbook for you…based on the guy who I think “owns” the open post.
West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins.
I’ve put together 125 pages of breakdowns and game situations for you!
It looks like this:
Open Post breakdown
Game analysis for Kansas (a BIG part of this playbook)
Texas Tech (yup!)
And an added section on the WV defense.
After reading through this playbook, I hope you’ll see this option for what it is. A simple, easy-to-implement solution for high school and youth teams.
Let’s NOT over complicate things…
You can grab this BRAND NEW, previously unreleased playbook right here:
West Virginia Offensive/Defensive Playbook
This is one of those playbooks that should be at the core of what we’re doing out there…