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 manager will shoot the basketball from any spot on the court. In this diagram, the coach is shooting from the free throw line.
X1 and X2 fight for the rebound against offensive players 1-5. The offensive players should be aggressive in going after the rebound, but not should be pushing, shoving, or otherwise fouling. X1 and X2 should also be aggressive. This drill will separate the tough players from those that aren’t so tough!
X1 and X2 will stay at those positions until they have recovered a predetermined number of total or consecutive rebounds. For example, you may choose to require they achieve 5 consecutive rebounds or simply 5 total rebounds. Rotate 2 new players in when they have achieved the set goal.