Boxing out and Rebounding are two related skills used to secure possession of the ball in basketball.
Boxing out is a technique used to position oneself between an opposing player and the basket, creating space to secure a rebound. Rebounding is the act of grabbing the ball off the rim or backboard after a missed shot. Good rebounders have strong hands, good timing, and effective boxing out techniques. Rebounding gives the team possession of the ball, allowing them to take another shot and potentially score points, making it a crucial part of the game.
Good rebounding technique involves 1. Locating an opponent player and positioning yourself between them and the hoop, 2. Sitting into and pushing the opponent player away from the hoop and 3. Releasing quickly to take possession of the ball after a rebound.
The boxing out with a ball on the ground drill helps players improve their boxing out skills. It involves placing a ball on the ground and having two players try to secure the ball. The defending player must box out the attacking player who will attempt to touch the ball, ending the drill. In this drill it is important to focus on using correct footwork and body positioning without fouling.
The boxing out game scenario drill is a training exercise that involves setting up a game-like scenario where players must box out and secure the rebound. The coach or another player takes a shot, and the players on both teams compete for the rebound. This drill helps players develop game-like situations, where timing, positioning, and boxing out skills are essential. It also improves players' ability to react quickly and make quick decisions under pressure.
The King of the Court drill is a training exercise that helps players improve their overall game skills. It involves dividing players into two groups, one on offense and the other on defence. The offensive players try to score, while the defenders aim to stop them and secure the rebound. This drill develops quick decision-making, defensive and offensive skills, rebounding, and overall basketball skill.