Sometimes, your team needs a little help getting the action of the Read & React Offense
started. Sometimes, you see a weakness in the defense that your players just won't exploit. And, sometimes, you need to drag a player out of her shell and show her what she's capable of
You're the coach. Those things are your job. Here's how you can integrate them into your daily Read & React training.
Just because the Read & React is organic and jazz-like
doesn't mean you can't use some specific sequences to get what you need. And, it certainly doesn't mean you can't train with specific sequences to open the eyes of your players to new opportunities.
In the video below, Rick Torbett demands two specific actions: the first and the last. All actions in between are still player driven.
That allows for a few benefits:
This video is from our Read & React Clinics: Planning the R&R Practice DVD set. If you've ever had questions about practice planning with the Read & React, this 5 DVD set is your answer.
- it gives your team reps with options that can easily get the offense going (in this case it's the Reverse Dribble).
- it teaches your team how to use one layer to set up another.
- it shows what actions you (the coach) consider to be viable scoring opportunities.
- it forces players to look for coach determined options, not just their default options.
- and, in practice, it prevents less confident players from hiding in their comfort zones.
One of my favorite ways to train the Read & React is by using certain actions as trigger actions.