Purpose: To work on rebounding, aggressiveness, and toughness in a competitive drill. Drill: Three players at a basket with a coach or manager and one basketball. The players set up as shown; one on each block and one in the middle of the lane. The coach 'shoots' the basketball off the rim and the three players go after the rebound. The player … [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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Purpose: To develop both offensive and defensive rebounding skills. Particularly helps the defensive rebounder learn to react and recover against an offensive rebounder. Also helps offensive players learn to crash the boards and finish effectively when they gain control of an offensive rebound. Drill: A coach or shooter at the top with a … [Read more...]
Purpose: A competitive 2-on-2 rebounding drill useful for both offensive and defensive rebounding work. Drill: A coach or manager starts at the free throw / top of key area with the basketball. The offensive players start at the elbow areas with defenders. Coach shoots the basketball as O1 and O2 crash the boards for the rebound. They can go … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop the mindset and ability of 'crashing the glass' to go after offensive rebounds. Drill: A coach stands anywhere on the court with a basketball. The players line up at the free throw line. When the coach shoots the basketball, the first player in line goes after the rebound. The player must rebound the basketball in the air … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice the skill of blocking out and rebounding a missed free throw. All too often, coaches will remind players to "rebound" on a free throw or to "block out the shooter". Those are great reminders, but have you spent time and practiced rebounding free throws? This drill is designed to help your players learn to stop the shooting … [Read more...]
Purpose: To help develop the ability to jump quickly multiple times in a row. Many times in rebounding situations, the ball gets tipped about but most players will only give one jump which can result in loss of possession. This drill works on the second effort as well as tipping it in to the basket. Drill: Players split into pairs. Use as many … [Read more...]
Go beyond working on rebounding with this drill that also incorporates competition, toughness, and intensity. This drill requires three players; two players on defense start in the lane. One player on offense starts at the free throw line. A coach or manager has a basketball and can shoot from anywhere. When the shot is taken, O1 attempts to … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on rebounding in traffic and taking the basketball up strong against pressure. The offensive player will have to use fundamental moves to score and the defensive player works on giving intense inside pressure. Drill: Two players and one basketball per basket. O1 has the ball and stands near the low block on either side of the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice offensive and defensive rebounding in a competitive situation and to practice making the outlet pass on a defensive rebound. Drill: Three defensive players position themselves inside three offensive players. Two coaches or managers are also on the court. The coach shoots the basketball and the defensive players attempt to … [Read more...]
Purpose: The 'Tip-Out' Rebounding Drill helps players work on the ability to tip the basketball to a teammate when grabbing the rebound is not possible. Drill: Two teams line up on one side of the free throw lane, shown in the diagram by Team 1 on one side and Team 2 on the other side. The coach or manager stands in the middle of the circel and … [Read more...]
Purpose: Toughness. Flat-out toughness in rebounding is necessary in order to be successful in this drill. Drill: 2 defensive players start inside the lane. 5 offensive players start outside the lane. The top boundary is either the jump circle (if you even have that marking on your court), or the top line on the free throw lane. A coach or … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on getting back defensively after setting a trap. Specifically, getting back to block out and rebound the basketball when the pass from a trap leads to a quick perimeter shot. Drill: 4 players needed; 2 offensive players and 2 defensive players. The 2 offensive players bring the basketball down the court in a parallel alignment. … [Read more...]