- Apr 9, 2022
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** Mara Braun **
I don’t have pictures but I’ve also watched positioning. Which in the program I coach in is something that is talked about a lot. When the shots are long, the rebounds are going to be longer. I can think of one time when a 3 pointer is shot from the baseline wing and no one is on the opposite side and River falls ends up with the o board and I believe scores. There is more to crashing boards then boxing out….boxing out on the block with long rebounds isn’t going to completely fix the situation. Rose I thought was too far under the basket on rebounding. Not even getting pushed under just bad positioning. The trajectory of where the ball is coming from and positioning is what I believe needs improvement.
That was an excellent post, better than mine. Good point about angles and distance.
In fairness to Micheaux, for my post I was trying to make a point about effort and boxing out based more on what I remember last season. In fairness to Micheaux, I was using those photos to explain my thinking -- another player was not near initially.
There is a school of thinking that says if the ball lands on the ground -- you don't grab it -- it's good for your team -- as long as your team has better positioned. That view is to make a point about worry more about where you are standing how you are using your body to hamper the other team. Then the odds increase of getting the rebound. Don't think "I have to watch to grab the ball" -- as the other team boxes you out. Think first about positioning and especially better positioning than your competitor. Effort makes a significant difference with defense.
And your point of angles and distance is spot on.
I was in no means trying to discredit anything in your post! I think it’s all part of it. Tbh I typed the positioning thing a week ago and forgot to submit it. And then when you touched on it again I felt I could add to it. I just mean I didn’t have pictures to reference what I was showing and it was all off of memory.