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Newsletter #287 - March 13, 2024


Today's Quote:   "Desire outweighs footwork when it comes to crashing the glass." - Bill Self


Today's Theme... Rebounding

"Offense sells tickets, defense wins games, rebounding wins championships." — Pat Summitt

Rebounding is one of the most important aspects of winning games. Offensive rebounding gives your team extra chances, and free throw opportunities, and frustrates the defense.  Defensive rebounding is a key part of good defense, limiting the offense to one shot.  A good thought is "one shot and out".

Coaches love good rebounders and will reward them with more playing time.

Use these links for rebounding tips:

Developing a Rebounding Mindset - players must begin to develop a rebounding "mind-set" at an early age...

Defensive Rebounding - get inside position and block out. Aggressively go get the ball.  Make the outlet pass and get the break going...

Offensive Rebounding - Assume every shot will be missed, and go get the rebound for an extra shot attempt(s).  Anticipate, quick feet, swim and spin moves will help you get inside position...

Team Rebounding Concepts - Rebounding triangle, weakside rebounding, long rebounds, etc...

Rebounding Missed Free-Throws - This is often under-taught, and yet a rebound from a missed free-throw can win/save a game for you.  Learn the techniques for both defensive and offensive rebounding of free-throws...

Zone Rebounding - Block-out assignments, rebounding triangle, weakside, etc...

Rebounding Box-Out Drills

2-on-2 Rebounding Drill

War Drill


Chris Mack on rebounding:

Chris Mack on rebounding

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