Purpose: To develop the hustle and skill required in crashing the boards to secure a rebound. Competitiveness is also a required skill to find success in this basketball rebounding drill. Drill: Players form two lines facing the basket, one on each side of the elbow. A coach or manager will stand near the free throw line and shoot the ball so … [Read more...]
Basketball Rebounding Drills
Utilize the rebounding drills on this page to help your basketball team and players become better at this all-important skill. If you want to be a good basketball team, you have to rebound. Let these rebounding drills help you improve both offensive and defensive rebounding!
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The two rebounding drills below are simple, effective drills to help teach youth basketball players how to move to the basketball and to get in the habit of jumping and extending to secure the rebound. Of course, if your higher level players aren't rebounding, they might also benefit from getting back to the real basics of rebounding! Purpose: … [Read more...]
Purpose: To instruct offensive players in how to get offensive rebounds and to finish by scoring the basketball. Drill: At least three players and coach/manager are needed at each basket. In the diagram, 'C' is the coach; 'O1' is the rebounder; and each 'X' is a rebounder. The drill begins with the coach having two basketballs. He will start … [Read more...]
Purpose: To help your basketball team become more adept at both offensive and defensive rebounding. This is a very tough and competitive drill that will wonderfully improve your overall team rebounding. Drill: Divide the squad into four teams of three players. (If you have more than twelve players, just add them equally to the four teams so they … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop skill in blocking out and rebounding the basketball. Drill: 6 Players at a basket, divided into groups of three. The three offensive players start outside the 3-point line. One of them will shoot the ball. The three defenders sit in the middle of the lane with their backs touching each other. As soon as the offensive players … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach team closeouts and rebounding. A good closeout is the key to blocking out any offensive player. Drill: 4 offensive players line up outside the 3-point line and face the basket. They should be at least five feet apart and line up from one side of the line to the other, as shown. The coach with a basketball begins under the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach helpside defense but at the same time not forget rebounding responsibilities. Drill: O1 begins by passing to O2. The defender, X1, should go from deny position to helpside position. O2 then drives to basket and pulls up for a jump shot. The defender attacks the penetration as soon as the ball goes on the floor. If the … [Read more...]