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7 Rebounding Drills (Dominate the Rebounding Battle)

Do you want to coach a team competing for championships every season?

Then your team must be able to rebound at a championship-level.

On the defensive end of the court, allowing your opponent to secure offensive rebounds will hurt your team’s confidence, ruin momentum, and will lead to easy baskets for the opposing team.

On the offensive end of the court, being able to secure offensive rebounds will lead to extra points (potentially a lot of them), increase confidence, and improve your team’s energy and hustle.

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27 Basketball Drills and Games for Kids

Are you looking for basketball drills and games for kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

I frequently receive emails from coaches seeking drills because they either don’t know what to use or their kids are tired of running the same drills over and over again at practice.

It’s important for all coaches to use proven drills that will improve their players.

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Hand-Off Shooting – Shooting Drill

How the Drill Works:

Players at the top of the key dribble down and perform a handoff with a wing player cutting to the top of the key who then takes the shot or drives for the layup.

Purpose:

To work on shooting off hand-offs and performing them as they can be tricky for players to master unless drilled often.

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23 Cones – Shooting Drill

How the Drill Works:

Place 23 cones at the baseline of one end of the floor and split the players up into two teams at the other end of the floor. Players shoot and are ‘rewarded’ by being allowed to go to the other end of the court and have a chance at collecting a cone IF they make another shot. If they miss, they get nothing and return to the end of their line. The team with the most cones at the end of the game wins.

Purpose:

A fun variation to a normal shooting drill that keeps players interested and excited. Players are shooting under a lot of pressure on the second shot.

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Speed Shooting – Shooting Drill

How the Drill Works:

Three groups line up along the baseline. The first player in the group sprints the floor with the ball, pulls up for a shot, rebounds, then sprints back down the other end and shoots, rebounds, and passes to the next player in line.

Purpose:

This drills makes sure the players are fatigued when shooting the basketball and works on players learning to decelerate and be on balance when shooting the ball.

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Off the Dribble Form Shooting – Shooting Drill

How the Drill Works:

Players practice the 1-2 step or the hop two times with a pump fake and then use the 1-2 step or the hop to shoot a jump shot.

Purpose:

To teach players to shoot off the dribble using either the 1-2 step or the hop with the correct footwork and while balanced. A great drill for players that are usually off balance when they shoot after dribbling.

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