Reaction Rebounding Basketball Drill

Reaction Rebounding Basketball Drill


Good offensive basketball rebounders can locate the ball and then track it down quickly. They can cover a lot of ground to make a play on the ball. Just like shooting or dribbling, it takes work to become a great basketball rebounder.

This basketball rebounding drill allows the player to work on his reaction quickness and his ability to go and get the basketball after the shot is missed. By working on the player’s reaction time with this basketball drill, you will train the player to be the first to locate the basketball on the miss. This will give them a headstart on being able to track down the ball.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Reaction Rebounding Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve your reaction speed to a rebound and work on finishing at the basket on an offensive rebound.


Coaching Points

  • Get up as high off the ground as you can, also jump as quick as you can.
  • Take a good angle to the ball and react as quickly as you can.
  • Finish at the basket quickly after you board the basketball, don’t bring the ball down because this will allow guards to strip it in a game.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player can start on either lane line about midway up the lane facing the hoop.
  • The coach will stand behind the player at the free-throw line.
  • The player will begin to defense slide back and forth across the lane, and when the coach throws the ball up against the backboard/rim, he/she will release and go rebound the ball.
  • Immediately chin the rebound and then score the offensive rebound.
  • Reset and do 8-12 reps.


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