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Basketball Rebounding Drill: Close Out Box Out
This drill provides a competitive situation for practicing boxing out. This drill emphasizes principles of closing on a shooter and maintaining a box out for the defensive players, and it teaches offensive players to follow their shots. It will give players practice in sustaining the intensity required to box out and to beat a box out.
Points of Emphasis
- Defensive players finish the close out with a low and wide center of gravity.
- Defensive players establish contact on the shooters without low-bridging.
- Holding, tripping, and/or any other illegal techniques should be pointed out and penalized.
Motivation / Teaching Tip
- Coaches can attach some incentives for the team that gets the best time in keeping the offensive players from reaching the ball.
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