A post catch is again an example where one hand is behind the ball (the “target” hand) and the other hand is often holding position. As the ball hits their target hand, the post player quickly moves the other hand to get two hands on the ball. This style of catch works well when the post player is using their upper body to “seal” a defender and moving their hands too early would allow the defender to move to intercept the pass.

A general guide for the passer is to pass away from the defender’s head as this will minimise the chance of the pass being intercepted.

The post player should also move their feet so that they are not reaching too far away from their body to catch the ball. If they then land in a jump stop, they have the choice of pivot foot, which can be important to then making a move to the basket.