Basketball Rebound for Short Player

By: Christopher Amissah

While it may be easier for taller player to dominate the area under the basket, if you are short, you can as well have the chance to take the opportunity of getting the ball and make a rebound under the basket. It only takes 3 skills to do just that. To be a good rebounder you must posses these three things: determination, positioning and aggressiveness. Even with the lack of height you can conquer the inner court.

You must initially develop the skill of foreseeing where the ball will land after a missed shot. This way, you can better position yourself towards the spot and take over the ball. But short players often have the difficulty of doing this since they are overwhelmed by other taller players. And the common mistake among players under the basket, even with those who are adequately gifted with height, is that they tend to watch the ball's flight after a missed shot.

Determination
There is noting more satisfying than being able to steal the ball from everybody else followed by a scored shot. So prepared you mind and focused on your aim to get the ball, come hell or high water. There are other players on the court but you must set your mind on getting the ball first. If you believe that you can do this then you must be willing to take the risks that accompany the action of going under the board.

Positioning
You must always pursue the ball under the ring. And remember that once you get the ball in your hand, you must land with your elbows wide- protecting the ball. Make as much space as possible so other players won't be able to steal it from you.

Aggressiveness
If you are a timid player you will find it difficult to succeed in rebounding. Simply because the rebound area is normally the most physically challenging spot in the court. If you are afraid of getting hurt or fouled, you won't get the ball.

Rebounding is considered as one of the most difficult skills to learn in basketball. But with enough skills and determination matched with adequate practice, good position and aggressiveness you can learn to rebound as many times as you decide under the ring regardless of your height.



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