Posting Up In Basketball – ‘Long Arm Strong Arm’

OzSwoosh Academy athletes help Coach Craig Rowe demonstrate and explain the basic decision making used when posting up in basketball using the “strong arm long arm” method.


Here we consider how to read the footwork of a defender and how to attack in the post to help with decision making and shot or drive selection.

Posting Up In Basketball

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Posting Up
  • Strong Arm Long Arm (or Short Arm Long Arm)
  • Entry Pass
  • Squaring Up
  • Creating Space
  • Reading Defence
  • Driving
  • Footwork
  • Decision Making

Basketball Explanation

This outlines the foundational approach to posting up with a short arm and long arm in basketball. Outlining the approach to how to attack the defender to get them on the offensive players back.

Basketball Equipment Needed

1 Basketball a passer, a defender and a player posting up.

How To Do The Skill

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