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The Importance of Rebounding
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As a coach, you probably already know rebounding is important. But, do you really know how important rebounding is?

To put it simply, top notch basketball rebounding will win your team games.

Here are 5 important benefits to rebounding for you to consider:

  1. Great rebounding is going to offer your team more opportunities to score, and give the opposing team less opportunities to score. Think about it: just one rebound could add a 6 point swing to your teamís score! Good rebounding is going to give your team more possessions, which means more scoring.
  2. Great rebounding is going to improve your teamís scoring percentage. Often, offensive rebounds are put-backs from close in. These are easy shots that often go in. Additionally, defensive rebounds that end in a great pass often allow for a fast break score before the defense on the other team can even get set up. These are also high percentage shots. Great plays start with a great rebound; the better you are at it, the higher your teamís percentage will go.
  3. Great rebounding is also reduce the other teamís shooting percentage. When your team cleans up the boards they stop the other players from running all the time.
  4. Great rebounding is going to get your team more free throws, and it also might cause trouble for the opposing team over fouls.
  5. Great rebounding also shows that your team has heart. And great basketball defense. When teams have heart, then it usually spill over to the defensive side of the court.
As you can see, great rebounding can make a world of different in how well your team plays, and how often they score and win.

Thereís no doubt that there are a lot of uncertainties in the game of basketball. But if thereís one thing that you can always count on itís this: no matter how talented your players are, and how great a coach you are, shots are going to get missed.

This is why making sure your team knows how to get control of those missed shots is so important. It makes a huge impact on how effective your team is, at both ends of the court.

Most coaches know that basketball rebounding is important, but few really devote the practice time needed to improve their teamís performance.

Teams that focus on rebounding skills play smarter, stronger, and more aggressively than the teams that donít. And this means they win more games.







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