• Circle Box Out Drill

  • Purpose

    Stresses blocking out for defensive rebounds.

  • Drill Setup

    A ball is placed in the middle of the free throw line. A defender is in the circle. An offensive player is outside it.

  • How It Works

    1. Coach yells “shot” and the defender turns and blocks out the offensive player and tries to keep him from getting the basketball.
    2. Players continue until the coach says “stop.”

The defender aims to keep the offensive player from the ball.

  • Coaching Tips

    The defender should have his knees bent to create a solid base and his arms up and out to create a wide base.

    Defender should stay pressed against the offensive player at all times – he should not ever let a gap form.