Tag Archives: basketball offense

Tiny Tweaks Lead to Big Changes

It is well-known and commonly used as motivation that it only takes a one degree change to turn water into ice and similarly water into steam. This same concept should be considered in coaching, especially this time of year. Whether your team is having a record season or under-performing, a coach must continue to look for meaningful adjustments to elevate the play of ... 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 6

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tribe Spotlight: Lansing High School (KS)

We’re excited to share another Read & React story with you right before the start of the high school basketball season. This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Rodney Briggs, head boy’s basketball coach at Lansing High School, Lansing, KS. I was looking for an offensive system that would be a good feeder system offense and that we could use at the ... Read More »

Set It Up?

When I use the term “Position-Less” to describe the Read & React, I’m not talking about positions on the floor. I’m talking about pigeon-holing players with terms like Point Guard, Two Guard, Strong Forward, Center, or the numbers 1-5. Read & React only needs players – not necessarily any “type” of player. Positions on the floor, something I call SPOTS ... Read More »