Double your rebounds per game by practicing this drill. Not to mention, the coach will love it when you're getting the team more possessions with your rebounding.
This drill improves ball control and rebounding around the hoop. You also improve your jumping.
Throw the ball up against the backboard. As the ball comes off the backboard, jump and tip the ball with a designated hand. Continuously
do this for a set amount of taps (let's say 10). On the final tap, try to score the ball.
Switch to the opposite hand and do it again.
Use both hands at the same time to do the drill.
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Marc - Female players can do the drill the same way as males, they just won't be jumping quite as high. This drill is all about timing and coordination with left/right hands. Jumping high is not a requirement. Give it a shot. If it's difficult at first, that's good. They will learn and improve.
Hi, I am just going into highschool and I want to be able to rebound better. I am only five foot three and and very skinny. What drills and techniques will be helpful when rebounding against bigger people?
I''m a six foot tenth grader in high school yet, I can''''t touch the rim is there any other drills you could show me to help with this problem? I would love to make it onto the varsity team this year and anything could help!
I am a junior in highscshool. I play basketball in Garfield Heights,Ohio for the Lady Dawgs. This drill has helped me to gain more rebounds each game I play. I do this drill before every game and it really helps me. Before this drill I hardly jumped, but know I am jumping higher than most of the girls in my confrence. Thanks for posting this.
I coach a 10-12 year old girls team. We started doing this drill every practice for about 10 minutes starting two months ago, and my players' rebounding has significantly improved! Female players are not always taught to jump and to time their jumps. We did this drill against the wall instead of the basket for a long time until the girls got to where they could time their jump and catch/release the ball while in the air (key is not to throw ball up too high to start). All of them could not even time their jump to just catch the ball in the air at the top of their jump when we started. Now every player can do many "timed jump/releases" of the ball in a row against the wall. This is a great drill and is one every coach should have the players do for a period of time every practice. Every player on my team, even my point guards, are getting so many more rebounds every game...plus it is a great conditioning/strength building drill.