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with Mark Gaffney,
Five-Star Basketball Coach/Instructor and Lima (OH) Senior HS Head Coach
Coach Gaffney presents techniques and teaching points that will lead into drills for successful rebounding.
To start, Gaffney demonstrates and drills the block out technique one-on-one. The back-to-back drill simulates the block out and is a competitive drill for both players. The purpose of the circle drill is to work on rebounding block out technique. One-on-one block out drill includes the close out, shot pressure, block out and the rebound. Moving to 2-on-2, the next drill puts a premium on blocking out and pursuing the ball. The cross block drill forces defenders to block out the player opposite them in the drill. The animal drill is worked on daily by Gaffney and develops desire, aggressiveness and a relentless attitude. Triangle rebounding drill is a 3-on-3 drill that uses two players in the corner and one player at the top of the key. It also progresses to 4-on-4 and 5-on-5. This drill is very game-like and can help establish excellent rebounding habits.