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Basketball Drill - Circle Box-Out Drill

By James Gels, from the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook

This drill has players work on their boxing out technique.

Have 10 (or 12) players get into position around the free throw circle. You can really use any number of players as long as they have room to maneuver. The players should pair up with a partner. Have guards go against guards, post players against post players. Have five defensive players spread around the circle, and their offensive partners outside the circle. They should be facing each other.

The Drill:
The coach puts the ball in the center of the circle, gets out of the way, and blows the whistle. The offensive players try to get inside and get the ball. The defenders should immediately pivot, put their backsides into the offensive players and keep them outside away from the ball. They should continue boxing out for a count of 5. Then switch offense and defense.

Make sure defenders are using correct boxing out technique (see Rebounding), and do not hold the offensive players. You can keep score and the losers run. Any holding fouls, give a point to the offensive team. This puts pressure on each player to do his part in keeping his man out.

See also: Rebounding 2 Man Drill, Rebounding Box Out Drill, War Drill

Helpful DVDs:

Here are several Helpful DVDs, including one from Tom Izzo, Michigan State Head Coach, whose teams are noted for their tough rebounding.

Tom Izzo: Dominating Rebounding & Man-to-Man Defensive Drills
Tom Izzo: Dominating Rebounding & Man-to-Man Defensive Drills
By Tom Izzo, Michigan State University Head Coach.

Price: $39.99
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Competitive Rebounding Drills
Competitive Rebounding Drills
with Skip Prosser, former Wake Forest Head Coach.

Price: $39.99
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