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					Basketball Basics: Tips for Good Rebounding

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Basketball is indeed one of the most popular sports in the world. Through
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Basketball is indeed one of the most popular sports in the world. Through
the years, the sport has created superstars and icons out of basketball
players. No wonder, many kids nowadays aspire to become professional or
star basketball players.

Basketball is a very physical game. There is so mush movement. To be able
to make a good play, each basketball player is required to possess great
physical stamina and agility to be able to perform and meet the
requirements of the aggressive physical tactics in the game.

This sport has its own lingo. There are plays and specific tactics that
have their own terms. Looking at the mechanics of the game will also
introduce you to many more special vocabulary terms, tactics and game

Rebounding is one of those terms. The word actually refers to the act of
gaining hold of the basketball after a free throw or a field goal. When
the basketball is shot to the basket, of course, it will fall back to the
ground. That is when the two teams struggle to take possession of the

Rebounding is a very significant part of the game of basketball. That is
because this activity defines and rolls the game throughout the entire
duration. A good player must be able to know the basics and some special
techniques to be able to make good rebounding moves.
Rebounds can either be offensive or defensive. Observers and experts say
that most rebounding tends to be on the defensive because usually, the
defense team is in a better position or is often closer to the basket.

Thus, whenever there are missed shots, the defensive team can easily
recover the basketball and try to shoot the ball again. If the ball goes
to the offensive team, then the defense will struggle to block the
opposing player or recover the ball.

Characteristics of a good rebound player

When playing basketball, it is advised that the player be physically fit.
The agility, strength, speed and overall endurance of the body are
required for a player to be able to meet the physical challenges of the
game, particularly in rebounding.

But did you know that most basketball aficionados would say that aside
from those attributes, the player must have good natural gifts and
characteristics to be able to play good rebounds? Yes, the above-
mentioned characteristics can be acquired through enduring and patient
training and workouts.

But rebounding will require physical attributes like height. Though, many
would argue against the notion that height would make a player more
efficient in rebounding, observers would surely reach a consensus in
agreement. If you are 6'11" in height, you have a great advantage over
opponents that stand mush less than your height.

Aside from those physical attributes, there are also other factors that
could help a player put up awesome rebounds. Cite a good rebound to the
player's determination, aggressiveness and positioning.

If a player is determined to gain possession of the ball, he will do his
best to reach that goal and focus while the game is at play.
Aggressiveness is needed to be physically assertive and to be able to
take movement in gaining the basketball before opponents.

Lastly, positioning should be ideal. To be able to reach a good aim at
rebounding, the player must move close to the basket. By doing so, the
player will have greater chances of getting the basketball once it falls
back to the ground after being thrown to the basket by another player.

Other tips to good rebounding

Here are some other guidelines that would steer you towards great

      Acquire good jumping ability. When players are in commotion to
struggle to gain possession of the ball, usually, the one who jumps
higher than the rest will take hold of the coveted ball. Train to flex
and strengthen further the muscles of the legs and thighs.     Take a
good and ideal position. Estimate the projectile of the ball. A strong
position also entails good rebounding. Avoid abruptly dribbling the ball
after you have successfully grabbed the basketball. Instead, go back and
rebound and resume a position wherein you have a strong position relative
to the basket.

Play your game well. Rebound and make things happen. Good luck and win
the game!