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Rebounding Tips & Techniques with Diagrams and Video

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Rebounding is very important. If you rebound well, this allows you to get more possessions throughout the game. The team with the most possessions has a better chance of winning.


When blocking out or boxing outů.

  1. Yell "shot" to make your teammates aware that a shot has been taken.

  2. Locate your man. You can't block out without locating the person you are going to block out. If you leave an offensive player unattended, he can easily slip in to grab the rebound and score an easy bucket.

    Note: Steps 1 & 2 should be done simultaneously.

  3. Get your hips low, make a wide base (preferably wider than your opponents), and make contact. Stick out your forearm to make contact with the opposing player.

  

  1. Do a reverse (back) pivot into the player if needed.

  2. Push the opposing player away from the basket using your butt and legs.

  3. Have your arms straight out to your sides which will make it harder to get around you. You can also feel where the player is going.

  4. Shuffle feet to stay in front of the player.


  


After you secure a rebound, you should...

  1. "Chin the ball" which means to put the ball underneath your chin with your elbows out. This makes it harder for the defense to steal the ball from you after you secure the rebound.

  2. Pivot away from the basket to the sideline to throw an outlet pass to a streaking player or a guard located near the sidelines.

If you want to see and hear more of these rebounding tips from Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, check out this video:




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Comments

Al Lively says:
3/27/2008 at 11:03:18 AM

Jumpimg to grab the ball with both hands.
We Have girls U12 and jumping is hard to get them to do.


Jordan says:
3/28/2008 at 2:36:59 PM

This video was tremendous, it shows me how to improve my rebounding skills.


maher says:
3/29/2008 at 7:41:53 AM

good


john says:
3/29/2008 at 10:38:11 AM

Awesome tips: Loved the video! Will teach it to my 2nd - 4th graders. Go Bless You.


Syed Shorub says:
3/30/2008 at 9:17:23 AM

This video is cool.......


Charles Jones says:
3/30/2008 at 3:54:48 PM

Great video. I'll use it for my middle school team. I would also like to see more. It's one thing to read print or look at pictures but it's even better when you can see professionals demonstrate the moves or drills. Thanks!


Stephen says:
3/31/2008 at 6:03:09 PM

Super fundementails!!!


Steven Frank says:
4/6/2008 at 4:56:35 PM

Great Tip. Video is awesome, as kids can see the play in action, as it is hard with U12 boys most of whom are in their first full season to grasp plays and put them into action.
Nothing like back to basics, Excellent!!


conrad says:
4/29/2008 at 10:03:17 PM

its awesome u could learn a lot go cats


earl says:
7/7/2008 at 9:22:56 AM

this will help me be a better player


Vhenz says:
7/17/2008 at 1:19:48 AM

How to inprove my vertical leap?


coach Dennis says:
3/5/2009 at 5:42:53 AM

This is the best video on rebounding I've seen. DH covers a lot in a couple of minutes. I see Varsity players that don't use these techniques. Plus, when it comes from Dwight they'll listen. Good job.
Thanks a ton.


joe cantu says:
1/6/2010 at 6:20:51 PM

im a beginner coach for 10 & under i think that was a very helpful video0


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