23 Zone Rebounding

Updated: Jun 9

Rebounding out of a Zone Defense can be a challenge. In this post, we'll look at our Defensive Rebounding teaching points out of the 23 Zone.


All defensive schemes provide you with both strengths and weaknesses. In choosing a scheme, we lean on its strengths and hope to find ways to mitigate the weaknesses. When it comes to zone defense your ability to make the offense stagnant, be in a good help position, and create steal opportunities would all classify as strengths. On the flip side defensive rebounding, defending the three-point line, and guarding the basketball could all be classified as weaknesses.


As a team that plays a significant amount of zone defense, we want to find ways to mitigate the weaknesses of the scheme. For teams that do not have great length on the bottom of their defense rebounding can become one of the weaknesses we need to pay attention to. In this post, we are going to use some screenshots, video clips, and diagrams to detail some of the defensive rebounding concepts that we employ to do just that.


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Defensive Rebounding Responsibilities -

The first thing that players must understand is that they will have a specific area of the floor that they are responsible for rebounding in. Just as we have an area of the floor that we are responsible for guarding, we will also be responsible for rebounding the basketball in that area we well. The details of which rebounding methods players should use we will get to later in the post.