This is a drill for all players but especially important for guards who primarily are closing out on shooters and need to be in the proper box-out position to keep people off the boards. There also is a competitive element to the drill as players are attempting to reach a certain point total and the loser completes a punishment MORE
‘Triple Rebounding’ Teaches Toughness
There is no time to rest … only time to react as rebounders constantly are coming and going in this fast-paced drill in which players need to grab the board and score
WHY USE IT
Rebounding is not for the faint of heart. While anyone can rebound, it takes special players who are committed to winning the wars in the paint and emerging with the point (and hopefully with some points if on the offensive end). This drill shows players how tough they need to be to succeed in this area of the game.
Divide your squad into three even teams (as shown by the green, blue and white jerseys in the diagrams). If you can’t divide into three even teams, then some players will need to go twice. Each team is positioned around the lane with one player from each team in the lane. You (or an assistant) has a ball outside of the lane.
HOW TO PLAY
You take a shot and aim to miss it to create a rebounding opportunity. On the shot, all three players in the lane need to start boxing out and trying to gain position based on the bounce of the ball [A]. The person who rebounds the ball now must try to score against two defenders. If the player scores (as shown my the white-jersey player), then that person runs outside the lane and a teammate immediately jumps into play [B]. Players fight for the ball, even when it goes through the net, and continue to do so until one team clears all its players of the drills (by grabbing rebounds and scoring) [C].
Encourage physical play but discourage fouling. If a player fouls another, then the fouling player must score twice before leaving the drill.