Basketball Rebounding Drills

These basketball drills will focus on rebounding, boxing-out, and other aspects of rebounding.

Control the boards and chances are you'll control the game. The following basketball rebounding drills will prepare your team both mentally and physically to control the boards. Since rebounds lead to more high-percentage shots, rebounding is one of the most important aspects of coaching youth basketball. Defensive rebounding will limit the amount of shots taken by your opponent. Where offensive rebounding leads to more shots taken by your team.

Some important aspects of rebounding in basketball are:

  • Attitude - toughness and aggression; Positioning - read the flight of the ball and predict how to position body to box-out;
  • feet positioning - position feet to form a strong base - feet shoulder width apart, low position with knees bent, hands up;
  • body positioning - body should be used to move their opponent out of the rebounding position;
  • catching at the highest point - explode toward the ball and catch at it's highest point;
  • landing - protect the ball once the rebound is secure, look for an outlet.

Browse the latest basketball rebounding drills for basketball below or browse our drills by age or skill using the links on the right side of this page.

Basketball Rebounding Basketball Drills

1vs1 Close-Down/Box-Out

This 1 on 1 basketball rebounding drill will focus on rebounding, closing down a shooter, and boxing out the rebound.

Basketball Shooting After Rebound Drill

This basketball rebounding drill will focus on shooting immediately after winning a rebound.

Around the World Rebounding

This basketball rebounding drill will focus on close-outs, boxing out, and winning the rebound after a shot.

60 Point Shooter

The 60 Point Shooter basketball drill is great for developing and practicing shooting from all different ranges. This basketball game entails a three point shot, a shorter range jumper, and a free throw in each round.

Little Around the World

The Little Around the World shooting drill is a fun and useful basketball drill to improve a players shooting skills. The drill will work on shooting the basketball from all different angles.

Three Stop Halfcourt

The objective of the Three Stop Halfcourt drill is to emphasize the defensive aspects in the half court game. Focus on strong defense and rebounding to get an important stop.

4v4 Round Robin

4v4 Round Robin is a game the kids love. This takes the place of an end of practice scrimmage or can be played on a free day. The 4v4 will give more space on the court allowing the players to be more creative and attacking in the offense. It will also encourage better 1v1 defense as there is less defensive help available.


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