Rebounding is a combination of Skill, IQ and Effort. Offensive rebounds are extra possessions. Defensive rebounds initiate offensive transition and lead to broken defenses and great scoring opportunities.
Defensive Rebounding Tips:
Stay between man and basket
Pivot, feel and seal
Use your butt and stay low
Go get the ball. If its there to grab, grab it!
Take pride in one and done’s. Any stop is a defensive score.
Offensive Rebounding Tips:
Crash weak-side for positioning and early sight of flight of shot
Time shot. Know where and when shot is going up.
Deeper the shot, harder the rebound. Shorter the shot, shorter the rebound.
Spin off block outs
If tagged up on perimeter and not sealed use effort to seal off opponent
Free Throw Rebounding Tips:
Hands up, get low and be first to step in
Know if its One and One, Second Shot, An One.
Know who is blocking out shooter
Offensively look to spin and crash left/right misses
Defensively make contact and block out and feel for spin