John from Iowa sent in these [tag]defensive drills basketball[/tag] that he uses with his team. Always great to receive these drills that are fun and effective. Keep ’em coming!
I coach a young group of boys who are not overly big. Rebounding had been an issue. To teach the concept of boxing-out and really fighting for position, we introduced two [tag]basketball drills[/tag] that the boys absolutely love.
The first [tag]basketball drill[/tag] is called “Butt Wars” and involves two boys in the lane with their backs, or butts, touching one another. They get low in a good box-out position, and then we let the butt wars begin. The object is to push the other player outside of the lane. We try to match people up based on strength, and this has been a great drill to teach out little guys to be aggressive in boxing out and also how hard they have to work to actually move someone to get in a good rebounding position.
The second drill is “Keep Away”. We put a [tag]basketball[/tag] on the floor, match up two guys. One guy has to box out the other and keep him from getting the ball. The person going for the ball, can spin and move as much as he wants – but he cannot dive for the ball. If the defender can keep his man away for 5 seconds, he wins. This [tag]basketball rebounding drill[/tag] helps with the rebounders foot work and keeping his base down low for rebounds.