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Enhanced Communication Using 3-0 Read and React Drills

At a summer Read and React coaches meeting in Atlanta, during a topic on communication, Rich Cassella of Wagner University described a series of 3-0 Read and React Drills that he has used to build up offensive communication for the players he was worked with.  He has graciously agreed to share those in this post.  Thank you Rich! – Rick 3 on 0 Read ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »