Offensive Rebounding

An active post man is the best type of offensive rebounder; however, desire to get the ball can make any big man effective. The offensive rebounder should not stand around and wait for the ball to come to him. He becomes too easy to block-out when he is not moving. Because the big man is often standing under the basket on offense, it is easy for him to become complacent. Unlike the defensive rebounder, the offensive rebounder always has the freedom to go where he thinks the ball will come down. A good post man takes advantage of this opportunity to help his team.

Avoiding a block-out by the defensive post man can be aided by the Roll-Off and HookOffensive Rebounding Technique. When the offensive man finds himself already blocked-out, this method is effective for getting free. The player pivots off the foot which is closest to the direction he wants to move. The pivot is a reverse, allowing the offensive man to roll across the back of the defender. As the far foot swings around, the offensive man plants it outside the defender’s stance and continues a half pivot around. The pivot foot is then brought around placing the offensive player beside the defender and giving him good position to contest for the rebound. (See Photo Series.)

The hook part of this maneuver involves swinging the opposite elbow around and over the opponent’s arm during the pivot. For example, if the offensive man pivoted around the defender’s right side, his left elbow would swing around and over the defensive man’s right arm. This puts the offensive man in a better position to grab or tip a rebound. (See Photo Series.)


Post Player Links

Outline from Chicago

Bank Shot

Feeding the Post

Face Up to the Basket 

Offensive Rebounding

High Post Shot Fake, Drive

Off Season Improvement

AAU Tournament


Fall Conditioning

Pump Fake

Posting Up

Best Post Move 

"Basketball can sometimes be a game of luck and if you don't have a good post player,
you could be in for some bad luck."  Coach Battenberg