Working on getting low and using body to create space for rebounding

Drill Setup

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. Drill ends when one player successfully pushes his teammate out of the ring, at which point next pair steps in to continue the drill.

Coaching Tips

  • 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!