Youth Basketball Drills – Rebounding
Youth Basketball Drills
(2 on 1 Rebounding Drill)
In our previous Youth Basketball Drills blog post we shared our tweak to the 6 Shot Circuit Shooting Drill called the 10 Shot Circuit. In this post we are going share a simple Rebounding Drill that over the years has become a staple in our practices.
- 1 basketball
- Line up players in a single file near half court from the shortest to tallest player.
- First player goes to the rebounding position in the middle of the lane.
- Second and third players line up on the elbows as shooters.
- Coach is on the wing with the basketball.
- Rotation is rebounder to end of the line, shooter to rebounder, shooter to shooter, next player in line to shooter.
- Coach passes to one of the shooters who then takes a shot.
- Rebounder blocks out the opposite shooter who is trying to get the offensive rebound. Note: If the shot is made, just treat it as a miss.
- If the shooter/offensive player gets the rebound, the rebounder must do 5 push-ups on the side of the court prior to rotating to the end of the line.
- To make the drill more challenging require the rebounder to let the ball hit the floor before securing the rebound. This will put an emphasis on the rebounder moving their feet.
- Rebounder should find the player first, block out, and then go get the ball.
- Emphasize proper spacing from the basket. If the rebounder is too close to the basket, the offensive players has the advantage.
- Teach the rebounder that if they get pushed under the basket to spin putting their rear-end on the offensive player’s rear-end pinning them under the basket.
If you need more drill ideas, please take a look at our YouTube library of youth basketball drills.