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Blind Rebound Outlet

Keep the rebounder in the dark about where the ball is going to work on game-like situations, then move into outlet passing and defending the pull-up jumper

Rebounders have their back to the ball on a shot in a game, so simulate the same scenario in practice.

A rebounder is facing the hoop under the basket. You (or an assistant) have a ball at the free-throw line. Place a line of players at each wing ready for a potential outlet pass. Place a line of defenders under the hoop at the court’s far end.

Shoot the ball hard with the intent to miss. The rebounder is in a boxing-out position and reacts quickly to the careening ball [1]. The rebounder grabs the ball with two hands and holds it as high as possible. He or she then outlets the ball with a front pivot (or front turn) to the ball-side wing player. The wing J-cuts to receive the ball with momentum. The catch is made and the ball handler dribbles hard up the floor as the first defender steps out [2]. The ball handler pulls up for a mid-range jump shot while the defender closes out with a hand up [3].


In this instance the ball is caught on the right side of the rim, so the rebounder pivots on the right foot and throws a two-hand, over-the-head pass while stepping toward the receiver with the opposite foot.

Michael Austin

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I’ve dedicated my professional career to advancing the education of basketball on a local, regional and national level, but my love of the game took off on the outdoor courts of my hometown in Massachusetts. From youth hoops to the highest level of collegiate basketball, I’ve witnessed and reported on it all, and I’m ready to take this knowledge to provide you with the best coaching publication available – Basketball Coach Weekly.
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