Rebounds from a defender is a turn over for your team. After the defence of the shot it is important to have your defenders set up for the rebounds.
Just like the defence of the shot, taking a rebound is also a skill defenders need to practice.
It is important the defender protects the space under the post. If the shooter misses the chances are greater for the defender to receive a rebound in this protected space. Shooters are trained to put up the shot and follow it in for a rebound. This is the drive defence need to cut off by turning in front of the shooter to stop them from driving to the post.
Make sure the defender doesn’t cause a contact by turning too late and also make sure the defender doesn’t set up for the rebound too soon as they will be pulled for obstruction. Defenders need to concentrate on the defence of the shot first and as soon as the ball is released then set up for the rebound.
Once the rebound has been pulled in by the defender the next step is the clearing pass. A whole new session!