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| March 3, 2003

From our basketball playing tips gym section.

Rebounding is dirty work, but everyone - not someone, but everyone - has to do it. Your team won't score if they don't have the ball. Your team won't have the ball as often as possible if you don't rebound.

For beginners, "rebounding" means grabbing the ball after a shot is taken and missed. If your team has the ball, and someone on your team shoots but misses and you grab the ball, that's an "offensive rebound." If the other team has the ball, and they shoot and miss, and you grab the ball, you have grabbed a "defensive rebound." Generally, the bigger the player the better the rebounder, but rebounding takes effort, strength, quickness and positioning.

Below are some key rebounding tips from InsideHoops.com:

- Get down low, preparing to jump. Also, getting low makes you have a low center of gravity, which makes it easier to lean against opposing players and push them away with your body.

- Box out. That means finding an opposing player and positioning your body in between the player and the rim. In other words, when a shot goes up, don't just get low and prepare to grab a miss. Do that, but while also "boxing out" opposing players so that they'll have a harder time grabbing the rebound.

- Work hard for good position. If the shot goes up and you find yourself boxed out by an opposing player, or in a position that makes it hard for you to grab a potential miss, work hard to get into a better position.

- Keep in mind that shots taken close to the basket will usually result in rebounds that are close to the basket, while shots taken from far away will often result in long rebounds.

- Keep your hands up, and when you jump for a rebound, try to grab the ball with two hands. If that's not possible, and you can't grab the basketball but tipping it is possible, tip the ball, either to yourself or a teammate.







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