Working on getting low and using body to create space for rebounding
- Pair players off with teammates of similar size and skill
- Designate a ring – the halfcourt circle or the key circle at the free throw line work well – and have first pair step in back to back
How it Works
- Coach blows whistle, and players drop down into box out stance and begin to try to push their teammate out of the circle using their rear end.
- Drill ends when one player successfully pushes his teammate out of the ring, at which point next pair steps in to continue the drill.
- Players should be in a similar stance to their defensive stance when boxing out, with slightly more weight on their heels for increased power and stability.
- The player who is able to get lower and create leverage will win the drill – and the box out in game situations – more often than not! Emphasize this and make sure to call fouls on any players using their arms to hook their opponent.
- This works great as an end of practice drill with the whole team watching as players work their way through the single elimination tournament, eventually being crowned Sumo champion!