Rebounding is the most important phase of the game of basketball. Every team is capable of getting one shot, good teams get two, and championship teams get three or more possessions. Offensive and defensive rebounding are entirely two distinctly different basketball skills. Defensive rebounding relies more on positioning and strength while offensive rebounding requires more agility and movement. Defensive rebounding is more of a team effort and offensive rebounding is mainly an individual effort. Defense is not over until you get the rebound! An offensive rebound is a good pass!!
WANT THE BALL!
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taken from the siderebound to a side.middle of the courtmiddleThe shot distanceThe Shooter’s arcsame angle the ball is shot.
Rebound in front of you – not above Be a jet on take off, not a rocket!!!
Final Thought: “It’s not what you teach, it’s what you emphasize.” John Wooden Coaches cannot possibly emphasize everything about the game to their players. They should select what they feel is more important from the many facets of the game and make sure that those are emphasized. I once asked an assistant coach why his team was so effective at offensive rebounding. He replied, “Our head coach takes offensive rebounding in every practice. By him taking it and not passing the responsibility over to an assistant, he sends the message that offensive rebounding is very important.”