Read & React Boot Camp: Day 5

Read & React Boot Camp: Day 5

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

In this course, part 5 of a 5-part series, the women’s team from Emmanuel College was filmed experiencing the Read and React Offense for the first time. The series covers five consecutive days of two or more hours of practice.

The course teaches from a whole-part-whole perspective and shows the team going through diagnostic testing of playing live. All players are included in a full-court cut-throat format that will help determine which actions are “sticking” and which ones are not. This will determine what actions need to be worked on next. This testing will also help to determine which drills, how long to run the drills, and which areas of player development and defense to focus on.

Read & React Boot Camp: Day 4

Read & React Boot Camp: Day 4

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

In this course, part 4 of a 5-part series, the women’s team from Emmanuel College was filmed experiencing the Read and React Offense for the first time. The series covers five consecutive days of two or more hours of practice.

The course teaches from a whole-part-whole perspective and shows the team introduced to the final parts of the Read and React Offense as their attention is turned to putting it all together as best we can at this point in the practice journey. The team will not master the Read & React, but they can function with the parts they’ve been able to pick up. The system will absorb their mistakes which will allow us to play 5 on 5 and learn even faster while we’re playing! The team begins to understand that they are not learning AN offense – they are learning how to play!

Read & React Boot Camp: Day 3

Read & React Boot Camp: Day 3

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

In this course, part 3 of a 5-part series, the women’s team from Emmanuel College was filmed experiencing the Read and React Offense for the first time. The series covers five consecutive days of two or more hours of practice.

The course teaches from a whole-part-whole perspective and introduces the team to the Screening action of cutters, players in the post, and the “counter” to sagging defense: Pin & Skip screens. But first, the team reviews and rehearses. There is no need for a “perfect practice”. Players are going to make mistakes, therefore we encourage the players to coach each other. This allows for less stoppage and more repetition, which speeds up their learning curve.

Read & React Boot Camp Day 2

Read & React Boot Camp Day 2

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

In this course, part 2 of a 5-part series, the women’s team from Emmanuel College was filmed experiencing the Read and React Offense for the first time. The series covers five consecutive days of two or more hours of practice.

The course teaches from a whole-part-whole perspective and focuses on 2-player and three-player drills of the first four Layers, because without at least a basic working knowledge of the foundation of the Read and React Offense, we cannot explore the screens and decisions that must be made while players are in motion. However, we begin to add the basics of Attacking Zones and introduce the team to Hybrid Drills.

Read & React Boot Camp Day 1

Read & React Boot Camp Day 1

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

In this course, part 1 of a 5-part series, the women’s team from Emmanuel College was filmed experiencing the Read and React Offense for the first time. The series covers five consecutive days of two or more hours of practice.

The course teaches from a whole-part-whole perspective and focuses on the cognitive aspect of the system – preparing the team to learn the offense. The team learns the Foundation of the Offense: the first four “Layers” of Passing East-West, Passing North-South, Dribbling East-West, and Dribbling North-South. The practice finishes with a 5-player rehearsal in Full-Court mode.

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.

Read & React Offense: Quick Hitters

Read & React Offense: Quick Hitters

This course contains 35 base R&R Entries, plus lots of options from those starting points.

When all is said and done, with the options, you’ll have 110 Quick Hitter Entries. Of the 110, there are at least 30 Entries for every formation – 5 OUT, 4 OUT, or 3 OUT. No matter what your formation preference, you’ll have plenty of options. Plus, there are 17 Baseline In Bounds Quick Hitters. Remember, the Read & React can help you communicate complicated five-player actions with very few words – and these 128 quick hitters will help train your players to string the layers together in increasing complexity.

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 5 – Advanced Teaching

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 5 – Advanced Teaching

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays. In this video, part 5 of a 5-part series, Coach Torbett and a demonstration team simulate a practice with content for the very end of your season. This Practice Plan for implementing the Read and React in an example of of focusing on the FLOW – how to move seamlessly from transition to man-to-man and zone attacks without “setting up”. Color Codes are introduced to practice changing our tempo and emphasis of attack depending on the strengths and weaknesses of our opponents. We work on changing these codes during transition (our Full-Court Trips). Your practice emphasis could be 90% on your defense.

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 4 – Layers 13-16

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 4 – Layers 13-16

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays. In this video, part 4 of a 5-part series, Coach Torbett and a demonstration team simulate a practice with content for the later part of your season. This Practice Plan for implementing the Read and React remains in the Screening Actions of Pin & Skip, Cutter Screens, Post Screens, and Ball Screens, but goes further with more Combo Drills and applications of the screens. X-Screens and other additions are introduced. Full Court Trips blends it all together into a single offense. You are only a couple of weeks away from the Post Season. Everything you do should have the majority of your attention on your defense. How does your team defend everything in the Read & React? Your emphasis should be switching to defense.

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 3 – Layers 7-12

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 3 – Layers 7-12

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

In this course, part 3 of a 5-part series, Coach Torbett uses three demonstration teams from different Read and React clinics to simulate a practice that occurs during the middle of the season. The opponent is making adjustments. Once your team can manage and score with spacing, its time to add screening as a COUNTER to defensive adjustments: Pin & Skip, Cutter Screens, Post Screens, and Ball Screens. Combination drills are introduced as a means to teaching and training the screening actions. And like all courses in this series application is demonstrated for Attacking Zones, Breaking Presses and Transition.

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 2 – Layers 4-6

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 2 – Layers 4-6

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

In this course, part 2 of a 5-part series, Coach Torbett uses three demonstration teams from different Read and React clinics to simulate a practice with content after the season has started. The course continues the needed review of the first 3 Layers but now covers the reactions of all players during North-South Dribble Penetration. We apply it to Attacking Zones, Breaking Presses and Transition because teams are competing in the early part of your season.

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 1 – Layers 1-3

Read & React Offense: Practice Plan 1 – Layers 1-3

About this Course
Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

In this course, part 1 of a 5-part series, Coach Torbett uses three demonstration teams from different Read and React clinics to simulate a practice with content from the first two to three weeks of the season. The course covers drills for teaching Pass & Cut, Feed the Post & Cut, and Dribble East-West. In addition, it covers Out of Bounds Plays, Attacking Zones, Breaking Presses and Transition. Breakdown drills: from 2 players to 5 players to 5 on 5. At the end of this course, the team should have a working offense and be able to play and compete.

Emmanuel College Practice

Emmanuel College Practice

During the summer of 2010, we held a few clinics for those coaches already running the Read & React. One of the two major themes was Practice Planning – how to implement the Read & React. So, we decided that Coach TJ Rosene of Emmanuel College (2009 NCCAA National Champions) should simply run a practice.

Coach Rosene never strays far from the Reaction Drills and Reaction Habits that run the Read & React. He incorporates them in everything that he does. If he’s focusing on defense, the offensive component is the Read & React. If he’s working on transition, the transition is going to end in the Read & React. If he’s warming up or just getting in shots, he’s always doing it out of the R&R Reaction Drills.

In doing so, Coach Rosene sends a clear message to his team:

This is how we play. This is what we do. This is who we are.

With this being Coach Rosene’s third season with the Read & React, you’re going to see players who have two years of the R&R under their belt, some with one, and some who are learning it for the first time.

This is a real practice in real time – nothing is staged.

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 8

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 8

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

This course is the eighth in a series of eight practices that Coach Rick Torbett directed for a youth team. Even though youth players are demonstrating, you can tweak certain amounts of almost every drill to fit the level you are coaching. You can link these into a series of complete practice plans or mix-and-match to create your own practice plans!

The drills you’ll learn in this online course focus on team coordination and tempo control in the Read & React offense. The drills that the team is running become the offense. There are no drills in this course that do not directly relate to what your players learn while operating the Read and React Offense.

In this course, Coach Torbett introduces the team to the operation of the Read and React Offense vs Zone defense. The drills demonstrated focus on the scoring opportunities the Read and React Offense creates versus a zone defense. The adjustments that the offense makes flow seamlessly from Read and React actions already learned in previous parts of this series.

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 7

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 7

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

This course is the seventh in a series of eight practices that Coach Rick Torbett directed for a youth team. Even though youth players are demonstrating, you can tweak certain amounts of almost every drill to fit the level you are coaching. You can link these into a series of complete practice plans or mix-and-match to create your own practice plans!

The drills you’ll learn in this online course focus on team coordination and tempo control in the Read & React offense. The drills that the team is running become the offense. There are no drills in this course that do not directly relate to what your players learn while operating the Read and React Offense.

In this course, Coach Torbett uses the diagnosis from the previous scrimmage and decides to sharpen skills before adding more layers of the Read and React Offense. The demonstration team is introduced to additional drills that will increase their reaction and recognition of scoring opportunities.

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 6

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 6

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

This course is the sixth in a series of eight practices that Coach Rick Torbett directed for a youth team. Even though youth players are demonstrating, you can tweak certain amounts of almost every drill to fit the level you are coaching. You can link these into a series of complete practice plans or mix-and-match to create your own practice plans!

The drills you’ll learn in this online course focus on team coordination and tempo control in the Read & React offense. The drills that the team is running become the offense. There are no drills in this course that do not directly relate to what your players learn while operating the Read and React Offense.

In this course, Coach Torbett deals with a real-world example of a shortened practice. Coach Torbett gives an example of how you can continue to progress in the Read and React through a rehearsal of actions and then a diagnostic scrimmage.

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 5

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 5

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

This course is the fifth in a series of eight practices that Coach Rick Torbett directed for a youth team. Even though youth players are demonstrating, you can tweak certain amounts of almost every drill to fit the level you are coaching. You can link these into a series of complete practice plans or mix-and-match to create your own practice plans

The drills you’ll learn in this online course focus on team coordination and tempo control in the Read & React offense. The drills that the team is running become the offense. There are no drills in this course that do not directly relate to what your players learn while operating the Read and React Offense.

This course begins with drills for strengthening player confidence with the ball. After those drills, the focus of the course becomes diagnosing the progress of the team using short-sided live games.

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 4

Read & React Youth Practices & Drills: Practice 4

Coach Rick Torbett is known worldwide for the development of the Read and React Offense, a system for implementing 5-player coordination without the use of set plays.

This course is the fourth in a series of eight practices that Coach Rick Torbett directed for a youth team. Even though youth players are demonstrating, you can tweak certain amounts of almost every drill to fit the level you are coaching. You can link these into a series of complete practice plans or mix-and-match to create your own practice plans!

The drills you’ll learn in this online course focus on team coordination and tempo control in the Read & React offense. The drills that the team is running become the offense. There are no drills in this course that do not directly relate to what your players learn while operating the Read and React Offense.

This course links circle movement together with the other layers of the Read and React Offense. Teaching your players the best times to drive and rehearsing combination drills is a primary focus of this course.