Tag Archives: High School Basketball

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tribe Spotlight: Forbush Girl’s Basketball

This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Forbush High School Varsity girl’s basketball coach Bradley Shore. When I started coaching, I coached one year of JV boys basketball, followed by 10 years of Middle School girls basketball. Our county then went from K-8 schools to K-6 and grades 7-8, as a result I was left without a team to coach. Thankfully, one ... Read More »

March 30 – Developing the New Players in Your Program

This article was written by University of Southern California men’ s basketball Director of Basketball Operations Chris Capko. While the article focuses on the transition from high school to college, every tip below is just as important at the high school level. Every year, at every level, every team in the country is welcoming some new young players into their ... Read More »