X-Cuts

X-Cuts

The X-Cut is an East-West screening option available to anyone who feeds the post. This stands in stark contrast to what is currently done in our basketball community. Most teams feed the post and then stand and watch – almost forcing the post to make a one-on-one move to score whether he or she wants […]

Draft Drives

Draft Drives

Dribble Penetration is a huge part of the game and one of the “big three must haves” for an effective offense: (1) Inside game, (2) Outside game & (3) Dribble Penetration game. The good defensive teams will have a plan to stop your 1on1 dribble drives with help, switch, rotation, recovery, etc by the other […]

Drive, Draw, Drop Dimes

Drive, Draw, Drop Dimes

What happens when good defensive teams stop your Drives? They will. The teams that you need to beat are going to make adjustments to keep your Dribble Penetration from reaching the goal. You know the next action. Your penetrator must find the open teammate and make the pass; drive, draw the defense, and drop that […]

Press Break

Press Break

Learn how to break presses of all kinds in every situation. You will learn how to get your players into consistent, simple, press-breaking positions from: Made shots Free throws, Dead balls where you can run the baseline Dead balls where you can’t One chapter is devoted to creating powerful and poised players that can execute […]

Teaching Transition

Teaching Transition

In this short but powerful course, you’ll learn how to reduce your players’ anxiety and provide organization, guidelines, principles to run the floor on offense. Coach Rick will provide answers to your players’ questions about where to go and what to do during the time between playing defense and running your half-court offense.

Read & React Offense: Variations

Read & React Offense: Variations

To win a basketball game, you need to score. In order to score, your players need to be able to quickly read the defense, react immediately, and use the most effective move possible for that situation. The Read and React system ties these two man reads into a seamless offense that can be adjusted to any set, formation, type of player, or style of play.

Once you’ve mastered the framework, you can customize Read and React to fit your personnel and the style of play your team needs to be successful. The Read and React offense is the best way to do this because it is a principled framework that gives your players the tools they need to anticipate the actions of the defense and respond with the best possible move. It is a system that can be drilled to the point of habit.

It’s like jazz; the same rules are used throughout, but the songs always come out a bit differently (and keep the defense guessing).

In this course you get 3 hours, 27 minutes of video. You’ll see 28 variations that will add some additional dimensions to your Read & React, and your offense will continue to improve.

90-Minute Layer 4 Practice

90-Minute Layer 4 Practice

In this course Coach Rick Torbett gives you a 90-minute practice plan designed to strengthen the habits of Layer 4 – Dribble Penetration Circle Movement. This layer is built around one action: draw & kick. If you see your team beginning to slip during the season and you need a 90-minute tune-up while saving their legs, this video is for you!

The Read & React Offense

The Read & React Offense

The Read & React Offense is a great way to play basketball. Each time a new coach adopts it, the paradigm will shift with the program he or she applies it to. Whenever new methods become available, Read & React will be updated to bring you the absolute latest and greatest the offense has to offer. Rick has re-engineered the system to help coaches better teach and understand the concepts. This course contains a quick run-down of the first ten layers with updates.