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

WHY USE THIS OFFENSIVE BASKETBALL DRILL
Offensive rebounds lead to easy baskets, as well as deflating a defense, which just had held your squad to a missed shot and now has to defend all over again.

SET UP
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.

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TECHNIQUE
There is no ball in this drill. The reward comes from you, the coach, praising the offensive player if he or she gains proper position.

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