I went to my son's basketball practice tonight and saw a great shooting / box out drill. It's my son's favorite drill.
This is how the drill works
1) The coach puts 5 players outside the three point line and 1 player under the basket as pictured to the right.
2) Player #1 gets the ball and tries to score with a jump shot from any distance. Player #1 is not allowed to dribble drive.
3) Player #6 defends the basket. He pressures the ball.
4) As player #1 shoots, player #6 tries to box out player #1 and rebound the ball.
5) If player #1 gets his own rebound, he shoots again. Player #6 will attempt to box out the player again to get the rebound. Player #1 will continue shooting until player #6 gets a rebound.
6) When player #6 gets the rebound, player #1 is done. Player #6 then passes the ball to player #2 for his next battle.
7) Player #6 will continues rebounding until he battles all 5 players.
The Main Point
My son Nic is certainly not the biggest player on the team, but he is one of the most tenacious. He limited all but one player to 1 shot. When he was shooting against his buddy Ben, Nic had 6 consecutive shots in a fierce protracted battle. After Ben was done, the coach gave Nic a high five and told Ben, "Don't worry about it - Nic is tough." That made me feel proud.
Proper Boxing Out Technique can be found on BreakthroughBasketball.com