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.
|2||Warm Up – Practice Warm Up|
|3||Press Break – Practice Press Break|
|4||Layer 1: Front Cut – Skill Development|
|5||Layer 2: Laker and X-Cuts – Skill Development|
|6||Layer 3: Dribble At – Skill Development|
|7||Layer 3: Dribble At – Skill Development: 5 vs 0, Layers 1-3|
|8||Emmanuel College Practice – [5 vs 0 – Half Court Offense – Combo 3 + 13]|
|10||Layer 4: Natural Pitch & Safety Valve – Skill Development|
|11||Layer 4: Point, Wing, Corner – Circle Movement|
|12||Layer 4: Wing, Corner, OPP Wing – Circle Movement|
|13||Layer 4: Circle Move 5 Out – Half Court Development|
|14||Layers 4,5, and 6: 4 Out – Dribble Penetration|
|15||Layer 5: Basic Post Slides – Skill Development|
|16||Layer 6 – Corner Come Back – Skill Development|
|17||Layer 7: Pin & Skip – Combo|
|18||5 vs 0 – Team Training – Combo: Pass & Cut + Dribble Attack (Layers 1-4)|
|20||Offense vs Defense – Offense: Dribble Attack Circle Move. Defense: Shell|
|21||Transition – Working Both Offense and Defense|
|22||4 Out – High Post Drills|
|23||Layer 17: Bingo – Half Line Transition Drill|
|24||Layer 4: 3 on 3 – Skill Development|
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