There are two separate schools of thought when it comes to defensive rebounding. You either screen out (block out) and keep the offensive player from getting to the ball or you simply just go after the ball and try to get there before the offense does. Here are some ideas if you want to be a “block out” team:
- Must rebound with two hands and two feet
- Must be able to rebound two spaces removed
- Must have no fear of contact
- Must read the length and angle of the rebound
- Initiate contact in the lane area
- Get your nose under the ball
- Get inside, decide, or pin the defender when offensive rebounding. Avoid the block out.
- Get inside position and take away the path to the ball
- Create a “cup” in the lane area
- Play every shot as a missed shot
- Tip the ball up or back on defense
- Have three people within three feet of all rebounds
The above ideas were taken from Marc Comstock as printed in Winning Hoops magazine.