Today’s topic is about rebounding. If you have some knowledge of the game you’d know that rebounding is one of the keys to winning games. This skill is so crucial because it denies from the offense another possession on the ball after shooting and it’s the main way to transition from defense to offense.
We will be focusing today only on defensive rebounding and not on offensive because these are two different things.
Here’s a good video tat explains thoroughly the fundamentals of rebounding:
The main thing that you need to remember when rebounding is to box out. Boxing out basically seals the most important area that has the most probability that the ball will land at. One tip can help you determine where to box out is the seeing where the shot was taken from and act accordingly, if the shot came out from the paint then the ball probably land close to the basket so box out fairly close to the rim, but if the shot came out behind the 3 point line then you need to grab more distance from the rim because the ball will usually land farther. Basically the closer the shot, the closer to the basket the ball will fall, the further the shot, the further you need to get away. So be mindful when you determine where you wanna box out.
One thing that is a big no no is to box out underneath the rim, the worst place you could get is underneath the rim because the ball only lands there if the shot was made so don’t ever let yourself get underneath the rim because you won’ t have the opportunity to grab the rebound there.