Basketball Rebounding Training Aids

Want to become an impact player and a game changer? Develop strong basketball rebounding skills!

Rebounding is one of the most important skills in the game, and regardless of your position, every player needs to invest the time it takes to improve their basketball jumping ability and their ability to anticipate where the rebound will go.

Look at any stats sheet and you'll see that most of the time, the team that wins the rebounding battle wins the game.

Every team rebound is valuable because it means another possession for your team, another chance to score, and one less scoring opportunity for your opponent.

And every individual player rebound is a chance for you to literally change the outcome of the game. I've seen many games won by a player who pulled down a huge rebound at a crucial point in a game. And I've seen many games lost because a player failed to secure the rebound when it was absolutely necessary.

What does it take to be a great rebounder? 

  • Explosive jumping ability
  • Timing
  • Anticipation
  • Upper body strength
  • Maneuverability
  • Understanding the angle the ball will travel coming off the rim

The best way to develop these skills is with basketball rebounding drills and some good basketball rebounding training aids.

Here are some rebounding aids that could help you improve your ability to pull down that loose ball. Many of them can be found at

Basketball Rim Blockers

To work on game-like rebounding situations, you've got to be able to simulate balls coming off the rim at various speeds and angles. These first products are very useful in that regard. They are all similar in that they block the rim to keep the ball from falling through. Every shot that goes up is guaranteed to rebound.

These are really helpful aids for coaches and for players who are working out with a partner. It can be frustrating as a coach when you're trying to work on team rebounding and your shots keep going in. Believe it or not, it takes a bit of practice to be able to miss the basket on a consistent basis.

With these aids, you don't have to worry about that. You just shoot the ball up and the rebounds are automatic.

Rebound Dome

Made of a shatterproof material which has proven to be stronger and more durable than plexiglass. It has a clear lid with a bubble top that makes it impossible to tell which way the ball will bounce off of the rim. This uncertainty helps develop player's agility and maneuverability as they have to move quickly in unpredictable directions.

Because the Rebound Dome is clear, players can seen the ball from all angles just like in a basketball game. It snaps on and off the rim with rubber mounts.

JB Rebounder 

The JB Rebounder is a kind of bucket-type apparatus with a lid on it that sits down inside a rim. It doesn't require any installation. All you have to do is toss it up and guide it into position inside the rim. The JB Rebounder will cause all shots to bounce off for realistic game-like rebounds.

Zipedo Rounder

The Zipedo Rounder is a clear round lid that is placed on top of the rim and makes it look as if nothing is there. Its rounded shape replicates the rebound angle missed shots take coming off the rim. It takes 10 seconds to install and can be done standing on the floor without a ladder.

Zipedo Rounder Basketball Training Aid

Basketball Rebounding Rings

These basketball rebounding rings are similar to the products above with one important distinction. Instead of completely blocking the opening of the basket, these products each use a metal ring smaller than the diameter of the rim that attaches to the rim. The ring is large enough to let a dead shot or lay-up fall through, but otherwise it guarantees that most shots will result in a rebound.

Jaypro Sports Rebound Ring

Spalding Rebound Ring

Basketball Pull-Down Equipment

McCall's Rebounder

Great training aid for developing upper arm strength, grip strength, and power and control in ripping down rebounds. It comes in different models depending on how much you want to spend. This is a heavy-duty piece of equipment that has a hopper at the top to hold the ball. The hopper height can be adjusted from 7' to 12' above the floor, which is helpful for adjusting for player's different jumping abilities.

Players jump up, grab the ball from the hopper at the peak of their jump and pull it down. The hopper won't release until a certain amount of force is applied to it. I remember using this as a player in high school. It gave us a challenging workout as it helped us with our timing, jumping, coordination, stamina, and strength.

Basketball Grab & Control System

Grab and Control Basketball Training Aid

This is a fun aid that uses a basketball inserted into a nylon strap which is attached to a super stretch 8' latex cord. The cord is attached to the goal post or backboard. The Basketball Grab & Control teaches players to jump, grab the ball, and pull it down while their opponents try to take it from them. It makes for competitive fun as players battle against each other for the ball.

Pull Down Rebounder

With this Pull Down Rebounder the ball is attached to an elastic shock cord that is mounted to a wall or standing object. It develops strength and control when players pull the ball down.

Pull Down Rebounder Basketball Training Aid

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