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10 Basketball Rebounding Tips & Techniques

  1. Practice jumping and landing with proper technique to develop leg strength and control.
  2. Work on your timing and positioning to anticipate where the ball will come off the rim.
  3. Use your body to box out and establish position against your opponents to gain control of the ball.
  4. Be aware of your surroundings and anticipate where your teammates and opponents are moving on the court.
  5. Communicate with your teammates to coordinate your efforts on the boards.
  6. Focus on making quick, decisive moves to grab the rebound and start a fast break.
  7. Use your size and strength to your advantage by establishing strong position and fighting for the ball.
  8. Be persistent and never give up on a play, even if it looks like the ball is out of reach.
  9. Develop your ball-handling skills to become a versatile threat on the court, capable of grabbing a rebound and leading the break.
  10. Stay disciplined and avoid committing fouls or making careless mistakes that can give your opponents extra opportunities on the boards.

In addition, practice with an auto rebounder.

What is a basketball auto rebounder?

A basketball auto rebounder is a training device that automatically returns a missed shot to the shooter, allowing for continuous practice without the need for a teammate or coach to retrieve the ball. Some examples of basketball auto rebounders include the SKLZ Pro Mini Hoop with Ball Rebounder and the Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop with Rebounder. These devices typically attach to a basketball hoop or can be used independently, and use a mechanical or elastic system to return the ball to the shooter.