Randi Henderson: Emmert Series

Randi Henderson: Emmert Series

Read and React coaches are always looking for new and unique ways to train the Read and React Offense in practice.

Coach Randi Henderson has adopted a concept she calls “Emmert Reads” from a coaching clinic she attended. In this 29 minute course, she introduces drills you can use to train post entries, the read-line, relocation, and x-cuts.

These actions are designed to imitate live game situations and stimulate your imagination for training any Read and React action initiated by post entry or dribble penetration.

Read and React: 2-Player Workout

Read and React: 2-Player Workout

There are two halves of the Read & React that make it the unique system that it is. The first half of the Read & React takes all decision-making away from players without the ball and makes them pure reactors to the ball-handler – one predetermined reaction to every action that the ball can take. That makes the ball-handler the sole decision-maker: one leader with 4 followers. And that’s what this workout is all about. 

Making decisions with the ball AND knowing exactly how to react to the ball, essentially means you know exactly when to lead and exactly when to follow. And that knowledge is not only essential to the Read & React, it’s also an essential ingredient to playing Better Basketball.

10 Finishing Drills

10 Finishing Drills

Here’s the situation: you’re on the move, with the ball, headed to the rim, but you’re not wide open. You need a finishing move and you have to use the right one for THIS situation. Rick Torbett has the moves you need!

This video identifies 9 finishing moves for 9 situations. We then add a bonus game at the end for 10 outstanding drills that will benefit any player or coach.

Randi Henderson: 1-on-1 Drills

Randi Henderson: 1-on-1 Drills

Randi Henderson likes to mix it up!
She has learned that practice gets repetitive when the same drills are rehearsed every single day until they become so repetitive that the teams she coaches have less fun with it. The trick is to do different kinds of drills that still work on the same fundamentals – that way the same work gets done, but the practice stays fun.

This course was filmed with Randi and her team practicing with one-on-one drills that keep it interesting and encourage the players to work their hardest.

Read & React Tutorials: Using Ball Screens

Read & React Tutorials: Using Ball Screens

Read & React is a different way to run an offense. The first half of the Read & React trains the team to control their spacing. The second half contains the ball screen and other advanced offensive tactics like the pick & roll. This is an advanced Read & React course designed to help coaches understand the ball screen and make a decision about whether it is necessary for each team, decide whether the team is skilled enough to use it, and finally help implement the skills needed to integrate ball screens in Read & React.

Read & React Tutorials: Opportunity Drives

Read & React Tutorials: Opportunity Drives

The Read & React is the ultimate 2-for-1 offense. Any time one of your players is working on a direct scoring opportunity, your offense will create indirect scoring opportunities. The trick is to make sure your players are looking for it.

This video course explores driving opportunities that are inherent in the offense thanks to its spacing, player movement and ball movement. These are situations you can set up in practice and turn into drills so that your players learn what to look for when it’s game time and you need to put points on the board.

Read & React Tutorials: Post Player Quarterback

Read & React Tutorials: Post Player Quarterback

The post player is an important part of the offense. Two things that usually come up with respect to the post are simply how to get open in the post and how to score in the post when you’ve got the ball. Read & React uses the post player in a different way – it turns the post player into a play maker, the quarterback of your offense. The post is in the Read & React decision box, and the purpose of this online course is to help the post learn how to make the best decision for the team.

Read & React Tutorials: Training the Decision Box

Read & React Tutorials: Training the Decision Box

Being able to choose the Next Best Action without the ball has mostly been left to chance. Most of us coaches can recognize a player with a high basketball I.Q. and we’re glad to get them. But how much time do we actually spend, with an organized plan, training everyone on the team to choose a Next Best Action? How much time do we really spend trying to increase our players’ basketball I.Q.? In Read & React Offense, the lane is the decision box. This video course will help you teach your players to make the best decisions without input from the coach.

Developing the Read & React Player

Developing the Read & React Player

This instructional online course will teach players and coaches what to do and how to do it. All players will be able to benefit from this expert presentation of the most important fundamentals in basketball. There are two important parts of scoring: recognizing a scoring opportunity and then using skills to convert it. Over forty different skills will be presented in this series, in addition to the knowledge that will help players succeed in any situation that can come up! Read & React players will improve after applying these concepts to their game, but so will others, so even if Read & React isn’t the way you play the game, be sure to have a look at this important course.

50-Shot Workout

50-Shot Workout

These workouts accomplish three goals. First, they cover a wide variety of shots over 3 ranges: outside the arc, the mid-range, and finishes on the goal. Second, the workouts help each player to associate certain shots with certain actions of the defender. For example, if the defender closes out short, then the player should shoot and not drive. These workouts also prepare the shooter to be more comfortable when he has to ignore the presence of the defender and focus on making the shot.

Shooting Workouts

Shooting Workouts

Better Basketball first gained its notoriety with Rick Torbett’s player development series which cultivates the fundamental skills of basketball.

To transform as a shooter, a player needs three things: repetition that isn’t boring, a variety of different exercises, and a challenge – something to master. This course includes all three elements as it relates to shooting.

Over nearly 2 hours of content, Coach Torbett defines 15 specialized shooting workouts to train your way to higher shooting percentages demonstrating these principles with a student athlete.

Every workout is designed to focus on a specific training purpose, including the type of shot, the footwork that builds the foundation, and the shot preparation you need to be successful.

Team Shooting Drills

Team Shooting Drills

Better Basketball first gained its notoriety with Rick Torbett’s player development series which cultivates the fundamental skills of basketball.

In this course, Rick Torbett gives you five Team Shooting Drills are designed to maximize your benefit from practice time and improve shooting in real game situations. The drills can be adjusted for the number of baskets, the number of players, and the time you have available in practice.