Posted at 19:37h
I’ve been asked from time to time to compare the Dribble Drive Motion Offense to the Read & React Offense. In order to make a fair comparison, a person should view the DVDs of both offenses, watch teams that run the offenses in real games, and talk to coaches who are sold on each offense. I’ve done all three, which might make me uniquely qualified to make the comparison.
Admittedly, as the creator of the Read & React Offense, I bring a bias to the table. This bias might be a factor if we were comparing two offenses that were both 4 OUT 1 IN sets with an emphasis on creating dribble drive opportunities, but since the comparison is really “apples vs oranges”, my bias shouldn’t enter the equation.
I would never attempt to speak for Coach Walberg (the creator of the Dribble Drive Attack – which he prefers in place of Dribble Drive Motion). If you want to know his offense, along with the big picture and philosophy behind it, do like I did – watch his DVDs.
Without any hesitation, I can say that I appreciate the problems that Coach Walberg was trying to fix when he created the DDA:
- How to allow players to take advantage of their dribble-drive-attacking skills without using set plays.
- How to draw upon the creativity of players (making it fun for them) and yet maximize their options if the defense stops their initial action.
- How to get the best spacing in a 4 OUT 1 IN set.
There’s more to the DDA than I can sum up in a single paragraph, so we should look at the bottom line: Does it work?