The first key is positioning. Your motto should be “hit then go get”. This means you need to box out the other guy by getting in a low, athletic position and using your lower back and hip to drive the other guy back. Driving the guy back is key because if you just stand there, then the other guy will be able to grab long rebounds. Once you have good positioning, the next key is catching the ball. Having strong fingertip strength will help you grab the ball out of the air. Make sure you grab the ball with two hands to guarantee control of the ball. Once you grab it, secure the ball to your chest.