Tag Archives: Layer 1

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 »

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 »

Importance of Read & React Layer 1: Pass & Cut

Occasionally, I will hear the following phrase from College coaches and even certain levels of High School. It sounds something like this: “When we first began using the Read & React we scored (some or a lot) from Passing & Cutting. But now, we very rarely score with this action. I’m concluding that it’s good for youth teams, etc., but ... Read More »