These 2 rebounding drills are from Matt Monroe’s former Hoops Roundtable site.
Matt is the Head Boys Coach at Saint Ignatius in Chicago.
Use these drills as ideas for improving the drills you use to teach and reinforce your defensive concepts and principles.
4 on 4 Line Rebounding Drill
Coach stands on the baseline with a basketball
Coach calls out a number and passes to one of four players on the peflmeter
Which ever number he calls, that number has to closeout and block out on the player with the basketball
(IN THIS FRAME. THE COACH HAS CALLED OUT 1, 50 1 CLOSES OUT AND BLOCKS OUT x2)
The other players have to communicate and block out the other three players
Once the offensive player catches the ball, he shoots
When the ball touches the rim, the play is live
There are no out of bounds, no fouls, and the offense doesn’t have to take the ball out
The team that scores goes to defense
The team with the most points, or is the line at the end of the drill wins
Creighton Switch Rebounding Drill
Scott Miller, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Glenbard East High School (IL)
X passes the ball to the player on the elbow
O catches and shoots the ball
The first X in each line boxes out the player at the opposite elbow
Play two on two until a team scores
Winners stay on the court, keep an overall score to make the drill competitive