Create Second Chances

Offensive rebounding comes down to a relentless mindset – use specific practice drills to hammer home this point

WHY USE IT
Offensive rebounds set up second scoring opportunities and demoralize a defense.

SET UP
There are three drills listed with the first two featuring two offensive and defensive rebounders with one coach shooting. Add a second coach for the third drill.

HOW TO PLAY
The first drill works on spinning off the boxout and trying to get inside the defender. Shoot the ball and have both offensive rebounders make contact with the boxing-out defender, spin and try to gain position or at least get even [1]. The second drill runs the same but the offensive rebounders fake in one direction to mislead the defender, then use a swim move or an up-cut move to beat the arm bar and get inside position [2]. The final drill works on securing the backside. A coach shoots from each side and the offensive players use their lower bodies to push defenders so close to the rim they can’t get the bouncing ball [3].

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TECHNIQUE
Determine a point system for the drills and if the offensive rebounders win, reward them. Entice them to fight for every rebound and it will translate to games.