Coaching the Read & React

Read & React Success! Coach Doug Holden Part 1

I love sharing success stories about the impact of The Read & React Offense! Here’s the first of two parts from Coach Douglas Holden – Mohonasen Girls Basketball. Thanks for sharing, Coach!! – Rick QUESTION #1: How and where did you first hear about the Read & React? “Basically as the Assistant Head coach for the past 2 seasons – ... Read More »

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 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 »

A New Year’s Resolution

Did you join the 45% of Americans who made a New Year’s resolution for 2016? As the second week of the new year comes to a close, are you sticking with your resolution(s)? If you’re a fan of Jon Gordon, you already know about the transformational powerful of having One Word. Naturally, our one word every year is Better. Our goal every season ... Read More »

Read & React: Momentum Moves

Momentum moves are based off of the newly defined scoring opportunities Rick has created in the NEW Read & React.  I modified the drill from only three players to our entire team to allow for more repetitions. The focus of this drill is to simulate filling spots vs a defender that is a step slow. Divide your team in half and put one team at each ... Read More »

Read & React: Open Shot Drill

This is the third drill of Layer 1 that is based off of the newly defined scoring opportunities Rick created in the NEW Read & React.  I modified the drill from only three players to our entire team to allow for more repetitions. The focus of this drill is to simulate filling spots vs a defender that is drops to the free-throw line (distance) area, allowing ... Read More »

Read & React: Curl the Puppydog Drill

Last week I shared a Read Line Drill that is based off of the newly defined scoring opportunities Rick created in the NEW Read & React.  I modified the drill from only three players to our entire team to allow for more repetitions. The focus of this drill is to simulate filling spots vs a defender that is a step slow. Divide your team in ... Read More »

Read & React: Read Line Drill

I created this Read Line drill for practice this weeks, basing it off of the newly defined scoring opportunities Rick created in the NEW Read & React.  I needed to modify the drill from only three players to our entire team to allow for more repetitions in our smaller gym. The focus of this drill is to simulate filling spots vs an aggressive defense. Divide ... Read More »