By Tim Marshall
The objectives of the R-O-B Drill include both offensive and defensive skills during the transition phase of going from one side to the other, as in offense to defense and vice versa.
To set up the drill you will need 2 re-bounders(R1 & R2), 2 shooters(S1& S2), 2 outlets(O1 & O2), 1 defender(D1), and the entry passer(M).
R1 and R2 start on the blocks facing S1 and S2. M will pass to S1 or S2 - we will go with S1 to explain the drill.(diagram 2)
When S1 catches the ball:
When shot occurs:
If R1 gets rebound:
What we are trying to accomplish:
B. We want the offensive players to battle for offensive rebounds, put pressure on the opposing passer, and still get back on defense as quickly as possible.
B. On offense we try to instill a more aggressive attitude toward the non-shooter in going after offensive rebounds and the shooter to follow his shot.
B. We also want re-bounders to get in the habit of getting the ball to an "outlet" as quickly as possible.
As with most drills, there are many variations that you can use to meet the needs of your players. We found this drill to be successful for players who needed work on communication, pushing the ball up the floor, and especially in getting good position and blocking out on the defensive end of the boards.
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