Author Archives: Rick Torbett

Rebounding in the Read & React

In the Read & React Offense, you will be required as a team to rebound out of at least one of the formations; 5out, 4out, and 3out. So, how do I address rebounding in the Read & React? Let’s start with 5out. The best way to begin to address rebounding from something as extreme as the 5out formation is to ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 10

Players: You want to bring something to the game – bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game, but you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. These things take time – usually off-season time. What can you bring RIGHT NOW?! What can you ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 9

Players: You want to bring something to the game – bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game, but you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. These things take time – usually off-season time. What can you bring RIGHT NOW?! What can you ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 7

Players: You want to bring something to the game – bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game, but you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. These things take time – usually off-season time. What can you bring RIGHT NOW?! What can you ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 5

Here’s the situation: Season has begun and you find yourself wanting to bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game. But you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. (Those kind of things take time – usually off-season time.) So, what can you bring ... Read More »

Now is a Great Time to Reload Your Practices

Take a breath. Go on, you deserve it. You’ve powered through the first part of your season. Now, you have some time to catch your breath, assess where your team is right now in its development, and focus on how to find success in the second half of your season. It is a perfect time to rethink your Practice Plans. ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 4

Players: Here’s the situation: Season has begun and you find yourself wanting to bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game. But you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. (Those kind of things take time – usually off-season time.) So, what can you ... Read More »

Practice Planning Ideas

The following article is courtesy of Texas A&M Special Assistant Mitch Cole. Mitch shares some fantastic basketball ideas in his basketball newsletter. Most of you are approaching the time of year when planning your practices becomes one of the most important action items in your day. If you are a new head coach, your mind can spin into a hundred different directions ... Read More »