Defenders must learn to react and recover (scramble) when passes are flying around the perimeter — use this disadvantage drill to sharpen those skills. MORE
Swim-Through Offensive Rebounding
Combine an unrelenting desire with proven form and turn your players into dominant offensive rebounders to give your team extra chances to score
Pair players and have four sets at one basket. One player lines up at the free-throwline- extended area facing away from the baseline. This person serves as the defender.
HOW TO PLAY
The defender is in the defensive hand-up position as if he or she is getting ready to rebound. Their arms should be solid (we say make them “steel”). The offensive player moves toward the defender’s back. Upon reaching the defender’s back, the offensive player uses the swimthrough technique to gain better position. This involves tapping the defender with the outside hand, swimming through with the inside hand using an overhand swim stroke and moving into a hands-up position. The players battle for position until you blow the whistle for the players to switch roles.