Box Out Technique




1. Box Out Technique
Stage: Intermediate
Stage Characteristics:
1. In between basket and man
2. Facing player and when ball shot, turns around
3. Arms out for rebound
What to Change: The person on defense needs to bend his knees and get down lower. Prior to the shot the player should touch the player with one hand, not push with both hands. This will give him more balance. When boxing out, the player should bend his knees, keep his arms out for the rebound, and back his player out of rebound position using his bottom.
Cues: Bend knees
Arms out
Back player out using bottom

3705- Box out defense Stage:

3705- Box out defense
Stage: Intermediate
Stage Characteristics: Put a good body on offensive player, good energy
What to change: Don’t push, block out
Cue: Put a body on the offensive player and arm bar

Box Out Technique

Stage: Intermediate

Stage Characteristics: He uses both forearms to find player. He's movement is very slow and a box out must be quick in order to find the ball. You can't back the player up, you must hold the player.

What to Change: Find the player, step through the player, but your but on him and hold him.

Cue: Sit on him

PES 294, Skill Analysis

Stage Characteristics: Player blocked and found opponent with arms. He turned his back to his opponent and created a stable wall between the opponent and the ball. His arms were out and palms were wide while he still felt for his opponent behind him.
What to Change: Player could put his buttocks under his opponent's hips so he can better hold his position.
Cue: "Use hips"

Skill Analysis of the Blazers Defense

Stage: Beginner.
Stage Characteristics: He stays between the man and the basket and does not allow him to further himself towards the basket, keeping him out rebound territory, i.e. the key.
What to Change: Do not block out using your front, instead use your butt and your back while furthering awareness of opponents position with hands while keeping an eye on the basket to be aware of balls position.
Cue: Face the basket and use your butt, not your arms.

Box Out Technique


Stage Characteristics:
1. Defender is facing the person he is guarding. He is in between the basket and the player.
2. Turns so his back is against the player and keeps him in contact. He is still between the basket and the player.
3. The defender is moving the player away from the basket.

He is putting too much force on the other player to begin with, especially with his hands. He needs to stay close to his man and know where the ball is at the whole time.

Stay between your man and the basket. Know where the ball is at.


Stage : Intermediate
Stage Characteristics: he stayed in front of his player and kept his hands up for the rebound.
What to change: before the shot went up, he was unaware of where the ball was he was too busy watching where the offensive player was.
Cue Always see the ball

Box out technique

Stage: Intermediate

Characteristics: eyes are on chest/upper body, and he uses his arms to initiate the box out. He then tries to pivot and get his hips on the player. This puts him between the player and the basket, and in position to get the ball should it come his direction.

Changes: Eyes should be on hips instead of upper body. Then instead of shoving with his forearms (which is a potential foul), he should have one hand on the opponent and then sink his hips more. Drop his butt lower to the ground and get his hips on the other player. This essentially pins the other player and prevents them from getting to the ball. Get the hips into the opposing player, not the arms

Cues: Eyes on hips, listen for ball hitting the rim, pivot and sink hips to box out

Recommended Skill Analysis Tasks

Written Analysis: Analyze the following

  • Stage: Identify the stage of the skill that is exhibited (e.g. beginner, intermediate, expert).
  • Stage Characteristics: Describe 2-3 features of the movement on the video that is characteristic of the stage identified.
  • What to Change: Identify and describe the most important aspect of the skill that will need to be changed for the subject to improve.
  • Cue: Write the single most important verbal instructional cue to help the performer improve.

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