Basketball Drill - Rebound-Outlet-Break DrillBy Dr. James Gels, From the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook
"Helping coaches coach better..."
By Tim Marshall
The objectives of the R-O-B Drill include both offensive and defensive transition skills, as in offense to defense and vice versa.
To set up the drill you need 2 rebounders(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 passes to S1 or S2 - S1 here to explain the drill(diagram 2).
When S1 catches the ball:
- R2 covers S2 and denies pass.
- S1 catches the ball and shoots immediately.*
- R1 contests shot, yells "shot", and boxes-out S1.
- R2 hears "shot" and boxes-out S2.
*alternative is to allow one pass to S2 to work on pass denial and R2's communication - "ball", "shot", etc.
When the shot occurs:
- R1 and R2 hold their block-outs whether shot is made or not.
- S1 and S2 battle to get offensive rebounds.
If R1 gets rebound:
- O2 breaks for basket.
- S1 pressures the pass, then retreats on defense after the throw.
- S2 hustles back to stop O2.
- D1 drops back to the stop 2-on-1 break.
- O1 and O2 try to score on D1 before help arrives(S1 & S2).
- S1 and S2 become O1 and O2.
- If O1 shoots, he becomes D1.*
- D1 and O2 go to R1 and R2 lines.
*Shooter becomes defender
- Anyone who makes a turnover must run two walls.
- If O1 forces turnover passing to O2, he runs two walls and O2 goes to D1.
*S1 and S2 remain as shooters
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 want the shooter to follow his shot.
B. We also want rebounders 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.