Getting offensive rebounds adds a lot of value to the offense because it creates extra scoring opportunities. It is important though that you also work on what to do once a player gets an offensive board. Too many times players get an offensive rebound to only force up a really tough finish that ends up not really even having a chance to go in.
There is always the option of kicking the ball out to a shooter on an offensive rebound, but sometimes the best option is to power up through traffic and finish. This basketball drill is going to help work on the proper technique of finishing in traffic, rather than just throwing up a prayer.
Drill Name: 1 on 2 Competition Finishing Drill
Drill Goal: Work on finishing an offensive rebound in traffic.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, a coach, and 3 players.
Tips: The offensive player is going to look to shield off one of the defenders with their back before looking to finish. You can set up this drill so that the players rotate after a set amount of reps, or set it up so that offensive player stays on if they score.
Directions: There is going to be an offensive player under the basket and a defensive player on each block outside the paint. The passer will be under the basket out of bounds and the drill is live once the ball is entered to the offensive player in the middle. It is 2 on 1 and the offensive player is looking to score while the defense is looking to stop them. The drill is dead once the offensive player scores, there is a stop, or a foul deemed by the coach.