- How to Build Aggression For Great Rebounding
How to build aggression for great rebounding
It’s a well known fact that aggressive players get rebounds.
After all, how many times have you watched a long rebound where most of
the players eyed the ball, but only one player actually pursued it?
Most of the time, it all comes down to who wants the ball the most. The
player that rushes with heart and aggression is going to get it, hands
If you’ve got timid players in your group then they’re going to get
pounded on the boards if you’re not careful. If they want to win,
they’ve got to be aggressive; ideally, they need to be more aggressive
than the opposing team.
If you want your players to take advantage of basketball rebounding opportunities, then they need to have more heart, passion, and focus than the opposing team.
So, how can you develop these things in your players?
Well, you’ve got to start by stressing it to your
players. You’ve got to reward your team when you see them play with
passion and aggression. And, you’ve got to spend time practicing
it every day.
Aggression drills should be part of every practice. These drills are usually competitive.
If you show your team that aggression is important to you, they’ll pick
up on it. Once they understand that aggression wins games,
they’ll be more likely to show it.
What To Look Out For
When you’re focusing on aggression basketball drills, it’s easy for things to get out of control. So you’ve got to be careful about a few things.
First, keep an eye out for injuries. Aggression
drills can often lead to things like broken noses, missing teeth,
broken fingers…these things are not good. No coach wants their players
to get injured, so keep your eyes open.
You also have to keep an eye out for fouls. Aggression can often
lead to fouls during a game. Some fouls are ok; that’s natural. But if
your team is committing too many, then the aggression is going to do
more harm than good.
There is a thin line that separates controlled aggression and out of
control aggression. And as their coach, it’s your job to keep an eye on
it. You must control your players’ aggression so they learn the right