Offensive Rebounding Concepts

Basketball Player fighting for an offensive rebound

Basketball Player fighting for an offensive rebound

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Offensive Rebounding Concepts

Offensive rebounding is something coaches are always preaching.  Whether it is about not giving up offensive rebounds or having players crash the glass.  Coaches have a lot of different philosophies regarding offensive rebounds and they often depend on the personnel. Below I will discuss 4 different offensive rebounding concepts…

Weakside Flood

In a weakside flood, players flood the weak side of the lane for the offensive rebound.  The post player or player on the block goes to the weak side block when a shot goes up.  The next two players crashing the glass flood the weak side with one player in front of the rim and the other on the weak side.  The point guard retreats for transition defense. This is a concept that has been used by Illinois coach Brad Underwood. Below is a diagram of the weakside flood concept.  ​

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Triangle

The triangle concept is a classic concept to fill all sides of the basket for the rebound.  The point guard and shooter (or any players that are designated) get back on defense when the shot goes up.  The other three players fill the strong side block, weak side block, and middle lane to form a triangle. Below is a diagram of the triangle concept.

 

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Top Back

This is a popular concept among pro and college teams.  Players who are below the free throw line can crash the offensive glass.  Players who end up above the free throw line on the shot must get back on defense.  Below is an example of the top back concept.

 

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Abandonment

This is a concept that coaches use who believe that transition defense outweighs the possibility of an offensive rebound.  When the shot goes up all 5 players abandon the offensive glass and get back on defense. Coaches may also send their best offensive rebounder to try to get an offensive rebound and the other 4 players get back on defense.

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