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John Wooden: 4 Laws of Learning

The four laws of learning are explanation, demonstration, imitation and repetition. The goal is to create a correct habit that can be produced instinctively under great pressure. To make sure this goal was achieved, I create eight laws of learning — namely explanation, demonstration, imitation, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, and repetition.”

-Coach John Wooden

If only Coach Wooden could have lived long enough to see the Read & React! You would think that his quote came from a Read & React Coaching Clinic!

The Read & React DVD takes care of the first three laws:

    1. Explanation
    2. Demonstration
    3. Imitation

      The next 5 Laws of Learning the Read & React are left up to your practice plans:

    4. Repetition
    5. Repetition
    6. Repetition
    7. Repetition
    8. Repetition

This is why you hear me say that your practice plans should NEVER leave the Read & React REACTION HABITS! The secret to success is how quickly your REACTORS can react to the Decisions made by the Ballhandler. Increasing that reaction time comes ONLY with high amounts of REPETITION!

If you don’t believe me, then believe Coach Wooden – its his law!

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Read & React 5-Player Coordination Drills

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