Sean Miller USA Basketball Post Drop Drill by Wes Kosel
Attached is a drill used by Coach Sean Miller and staff with the USA U19 National Team. Coach Miller, head coach for the Arizona Wildcats, is in his 7th season at Arizona. Before coming to Arizona, Miller was the head coach at Xavier. While at Xavier, the Musketeers did not have a losing season and won 30 games in the 2007-2008 season. With Coach Billy Donovan taking over for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Coach Miller was the head coach for the 2015 USA U19 Men’s World Championship Team. His assistants included Ed Cooley (Providence) and Archie Miller (Dayton).
Sean Miller USA Basketball Post Drop Drill – In this drill, Coach Miller encourages chemistry between the guards and bigs by teaching the guards how to pass down to the post off of dribble penetration as well as positioning for the post players. Coach Miller gives the guards two options: 1) lob pass to the post player (frame 1) or 2) bounce pass to the post player on the baseline (frame 3). To start the drill, the guards dribble past a cone (or coach) into the middle of the floor and quick-stop in the lane to make the pass. The post players start on the baseline with chests facing half-court. If a bounce pass is made, the post player turns to face the baseline and prepares to take on contact at the rim. Guards and posts will switch line to get practice on both sides of the floor.