This is a great basketball drill to work on rebounding, but also just learning to compete and fight for rebounds and finishing in the paint. Working on technique is a must when it comes to developing players, but it is also important that you spend a good amount of time simply working on competing.
The bulldog rebounding drill will create an environment that promotes competition. It will teach your players to fight and battle even if they are outmatched or out maned.
Drill Name: Bulldog Rebounding Drill
Drill Goal: Work on competing for offensive rebounds and then finishing in traffic.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, a coach, and 3 players.
Tips: Fight for position and anticipate where the rebound is going to go. Know when to quick finish or power finish. The defense can work on walling up and practicing good defensive habits as well.
Directions: The drill is going to start with all three players in the paint. Every player is for themselves and when the shot goes up they are all trying to offensive rebound. The ball is live until one of the players scores. So if a player gets a rebound misses the put back, the ball is still live and is treated like an offensive rebound. You have to score from inside the paint. You also have the option to kick the ball out to the coach and post up. After every make the ball is kicked back out to the coach for another shot. The drill is usually played to 3, so the first player to score 3 baskets wins.