If you can lay the basketball up off the glass before the defender can get off the ground, you limit their shot-blocking ability. With this basketball rebounding drill, you will work on rebounding the basketball and then using a quick finish before the defender can react and get up off the ground to block your shot. You can use the rim to help protect your shot by doing a reverse layup if needed. This basketball drill works on rebounding, but it will also help the player develop soft hands and a good touch around the basket.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Post Defense Lane Line Slides Quick Finish Basketball Rebounding Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on rebounding and then finishing quick around the basket.
- Don’t wait for the ball to come to you, but jump and get it at its highest point.
- Mix up finishing on either side of the basket by using your pivot foot, sometimes do a reverse layup.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The partner will start with the basketball on the free-throw line, and the player will start on one of the blocks with their chest facing out to the 3 point line.
- The player is going to defensive slide up and down the lane line until the partner tosses the basketball up off the rim/backboard.
- When the shot goes up, the player will turn, box out, and then go get the rebound.
- As soon as the basketball is rebounded, the player will use a quick finish off of the backboard.
- Use a dribble if you are too far away from the basket when you get the rebound.
- After the player scores the basketball, they will get the ball out of the net, pass it back to the partner, and then reset on the opposite lane line.