3 Drills For Becoming A Monster On The Glass

basketball rebounding drills

Whether you’re a point guard, a wing, or a big, rebounding is an essential skill that every complete player needs to master.  The three basketball rebounding drills below will help you become stronger and more aggressive in the paint, while increasing your “quick burst” jumping ability and speed to the ball.

Backboard Jam Drill

Preparation

Player stands directly to the right of the basket, facing the baseline, ready with the ball in both hands. For a real challenge, try this drill with a medicine ball.

basketball rebounding drillsExecution

  1. The player jumps, slamming the ball against the back board and coming back down with it.
  2. The player power dribbles, sliding over to the opposite side of the basket
  3. The player goes up for the layup, grabs the ball and starts again

Points of Emphasis

  • Explode as high as you can on the first jump
  • Use the correct hand on each side Keep the pace as high as you can
  • Finish strong – both physically, and mentally

Jump, Jump Again Drill

Preparation

For this rebounding drill, the player stands directly to the right of the basket, facing the baseline, ready with the ball in both hands.

rebounding drills for basketballExecution

  1. The player throws the basketball off the backboard, and jumps up to grab it with both hands
  2. The player comes down on the balls of his feet and immediately explodes back up for the layup
  3. Next he’ll grab the ball, slide over to the other side, and repeat

Points of Emphasis

  • Explode as high as you can on both jumps
  • Finish with the correct hand on each side
  • For your second and third sets, work in a pump fake and a double pump fake after the first jump

Tips Drill

Preparation

Player stands directly to the right of the basket, facing the baseline, ready with the ball in both hands.

Execution

  1. The player throws the ball off the glass
  2. Jumps up with their dominant hand to tip the ball back up to the glass
  3. Continues for 12 reps of the dominant hand, 12 reps alternating hands, and 12 reps with both hands

Points of Emphasis

  • Minimize the amount of time spent on the ground – you want a quick explosion right back up
  • If the backboard is too tough, try starting out with just a wall
  • The drill isn’t complete until you’ve done all 36 tips and finished with a layup

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