Here are two [tag]basic basketball drills and skills[/tag] for rebounding. The first one is excellent to use with your youth teams to teach and reinforce rebounding. The second one can be used with all ages.
Youth Rebounding Drill
I do a [tag]rebounding“ basketball drill[/tag] where I put the kids in groups of 3. I begin by throwing the [tag]basketball[/tag] off the backboard and then the kids go for the rebound and attempt to score. This continues until either one kid scores, a held ball occurs or the ball goes out of bounds. After one of the stated scenarios occurs, I repeat throwing the ball off the backboard. First person to score 3 baskets win.
This is a useful [tag]basketball drill[/tag] because teaching rebounding and defense to 9 year olds isn’t easy; they all want to shoot the ball. Incorporating shooting together with rebounding in a mini game serves the kids well; it teaches them rebounding and how to follow up on missed shots.
Rebounding Drill for All
4 players in the bucket(2 off/2 def). I shoot the ball with off hand from the foul line moving side to side. 5 shots and the players switch from offense to defense. A point system–2 points for an offensive rebound and you get to shoot at the hoop within 2 seconds from wherever you get the ball. “ Defensive players must stand still and can raise their arms straight up. A hoop counts for another point. 1 point for a defensive rebound. A pass from me to an offensive player allows them to shoot from that spot for 2 points.
I try to keep the passes to 1 of 5 shots to keep the defensive players honest.