Purpose: Offensive Rebounding on Free Throw Situations
This segment of Drill of The Week features, X. X is a play call that we utilize in special free throw situations. Depending on the free throw shooter, time and possession, we try to capitalize on missed free throws by getting extra possessions or points.
In practice, put your team at the free throw line and designate which rebounders you want on the lane. Two players opposite of each other at the free throw will communicate who will X first. In X, one player will cross the lane toward the opposite block, while the other player will fill behind looking to rebound on the opposite side. By having the player dive across the key, it drags the opposing forward in to difficult box out situation, virtually creating a 2 on 1 that leaves your player free to pursue the ball on the other side.
As you become more comfortable with X, you can find which type of rebounders are able to execute this for you. You may want a wedge rebounder, with a quick forward or you may want two explosive players to get off the lane quick. Whichever you choose, it is important that you communicate who goes off the lane first!
We rather have you make free throws. However if you miss, pursue the ball and rebound!
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