I find that kids focus and compete better in drills if the drill is a competition. SO..I try and break up into smaller groups “teams” and run drills where they compete against each other. This Rebound Competition is one of the favorites.
This works best with 3 teams of 2 players each but you can modify to fit the number of players.Match up and take a player from the opposing team.
- 2 players from opposing teams start with balls equidistant from the basket. (I like to use the elbows at the foul line but you can put cones anywhere.}
- Defenders face the player with the ball but do not attempt to block the shot.
- Offensive players shoot the ball from the designated spots.
- Defenders box out and go for the rebound.
- Rebounds are worth 2 points for the team.
- Rebounding a made basket is no points but you become the shooter.
- Made baskets are 2 points for the shooting team.
- Everyone goes after the rebounds.
- If you get a rebound you dribble back to the designated shooting spot and take a shot.
With three teams and only 2 balls one team is always positioning for the rebound. You set a point limit for the winner. As a team gets close to the winning point total it gets interesting as teams gang up to stop the leader from getting any rebounds. Winners get a reward.