Tribe Spotlight

Tribe Spotlight: Express Basketball

This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Chris DeMarque from Express Basketball. I have been with the same team for a couple of years now, when I started coaching this team we were bigger and stronger than most of the teams we played as 5th graders.  The last few teams have not been as big and we started struggling to score.  Since everyone caught ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: La Monte Junior High Boys Basketball

This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Drew Burris. Drew is the boy’s basketball coach at La Monte R-IV Junior High School in Missouri. I teach/coach in a school with a little over 120 students in the Jr High/High School. I’ve been coaching Jr. High basketball for 3 years now, and I coached two years of youth before that. My first year, we ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: St Catherine Basketball

This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Steve Manne, the CYM Basketball Coordinator and Head Coach at St Catherine Parish (grades 9 through 12). From its inception the program has prioritized leadership development and community building both on and off the court. Manne’s teams have run the Read & React since 2011. Our CYM basketball program is for high school students in our ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: Indiana Primetime Sports

This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Indiana Primatime Sports. Follow them on Twitter: @INPrimetime Indiana Primetime Sports was started by Brandon Lafferman in 2010, with the goal of creating a great youth sports program that teaches kids values on and off the court. Lafferman and Chris Van Den Berg started the basketball program that year with two teams. Both coaches had prior ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: Fort Meade High School

This week’s Spotlight features Tim Grant. Coach Grant is the Varsity Girl’s Basketball coach at Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School (Fort Meade, FL). I am currently coaching varsity girls basketball in Florida. When we started in November with a preseason classic, our offense was very stagnate. We lost our first game to a large school by 25 points. The next ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: Bureau Valley Storm

Today’s Tribe Spotlight features Tiffany Gonigam. Tiffany is the head coach of the Bureau Valley Storm girls basketball team. Just 2 years after back-to-back 1 win seasons, the Bureau Valley girls basketball team won a regional championship. Read and React made this possible. As an assistant coach in 2011-2012, I watched our girls basketball program reach an all-time low posting ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: La Monte Vikings

This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Donnie Mayes, Head Basketball coach of the La Monte Lady Vikings. Check out his website http://donniemayes.com. I started coaching basketball at the youth level in 1998. I pretty much coached the way that I was coached in High School. Most of the plays were the same with a few minor tweaks. I worked myself up to Jr. High ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: Lovell High School

This weeks Tribe Spotlight features Craig Lundberg. Craig is the varsity boy’s basketball coach at Lovell High School. This was my first year of implementing the Read & React system at the varsity level. I first heard about the offense while doing research on the game quite a few years ago. At that I was not the head basketball coach ... Read More »