Setup: Players pair up, shoulder to shoulder at different spots around the basket. Coach will have a ball somewhere on the floor in a position to take a shot at the goal. The coach may also move around to different locations to shoot the ball.
Movement: The drill begins as the coach takes a shot at the basket (intentionally missing). As the coach releases the ball, players should read the ball bouncing off the goal/backboard and compete to possess the ball. This is a full speed drill that will focus on the concept of pursuing a loose ball as a rebound. As a player takes control of the ball, they should stop their feet and protect the ball from the opposing player by bringing it into their body. Once secured, players can begin pivoting, and/or dribbling out.
Key Focus Points: Chasing the ball with purpose. Grabbing ball with both hands and securing it from the opposing player. Stopping feet when gaining possession. This drill is about “want to”. Some players may be passive. Encourage them to be aggressive.