Grabbing defensive rebounds is essential for success and a surefire way to earn more playing time from your coach.
Defensive rebounds secure possession for your team. Possessions lead to shots, which lead to points, which lead to wins. No defensive possession is finished until the defensive rebound is taken care of, as letting up an offensive rebound essentially resets the possession for the offense. To give yourself the best chance at coming down with the defensive rebound, it’s important to do the following:
Find the opponent’s body.
Make sure to extend your arm and lock your forearm to their chest so you know exactly where they are on the court.