Purpose: To teach aggressiveness along with rebounding, inside scoring, and inside defensive skills.
Drill: At each available basket, have groups of 4 to 6 players. 3 players are in the drill at one time. More players can be at each basket if necessary, but you should have at least 4 per basket. A coach or manager is also needed at each basket to shoot (and miss) the basketball and to be a passing outlet for the rebounder.
The rules for 'Survival Rebounding' are as follows:
The drill/game begins with the shooter missing the shot.
The 3 players on the court attempt to gain possession of the rebound.
The player who secures the rebound is on offense while the other two players are on defense.
The rebounder (now offensive player) attempts to score. All shots must be attempted from within the free throw lane.
There is no out-of-bounds during play.
If necessary, the rebounder may outlet to the coach/manager and then get open for a return pass.
Fouls should be called by the coach but they should be significant fouls. Keep it under control, but ticky-tack fouls need not be called. The players should also be learning how to play and finish through contact -- especially contact that may not be called in 'real' games.
When a player scores 3 baskets, he rotates out for the next player to get into the drill. The other two players will retain their totals. Drill continues until the next person achieves 3 baskets.
Perform the drill for a desired amount of time; about 10-15 minutes. Again, do not let the players hack and maul each other but allow them to be physical.