Keep the Ball High Minute Finish Basketball Rebounding Drill

Keep the Ball High Minute Finish Basketball Rebounding Drill


As a big man, keeping the basketball high after an offensive rebound that you will put right back up is a good habit to have. If you bring the basketball down around your waist, you allow smaller guards to get in there and potentially strip the basketball.

This basketball post move drill will help you practice the right fundamentals as well as work on your touch around the basket. Rebounding is a skill just like anything else in basketball, so you must spend the needed time doing basketball drills and training yourself to be a great rebounder.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Keep the Ball High Minute Finish Basketball Rebounding Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball a Partner.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Practice keeping the basketball high when finishing.
  • Develop good hands and work on conditioning.


Coaching Points

  • Get up off the ground and go get the basketball, don’t wait for it to come down to you.
  • Try to finish quickly after you get the rebound and use the backboard when you do.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Have the coach stand right under the rim with a basketball and the player stand facing him in front of the basket.
  • The coach will hold the ball up and throw it up in the air to either side of the basket, and the player must jump, rebound the basketball, keep it high, and then finish off the backboard.
  • As soon as the ball goes through the net, the coach will toss it out again.
  • Go for 1 minute straight and add 10 extra seconds every time the player misses a layup.


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