03 Feb Read & React: Post & Perimeter Drill
Here’s a drill that Randi Peterson developed and shared at last year’s Beyond the Basics Clinic in Cedar Rapids (her team is currently 18-2 and ranked #23 nationally, by the way). If you’re interested, you can watch full Coe College Women’s games here.
Coach Peterson has a knack of integrating the Read & React Offense into as many facets of her practice as possible in fun, imaginative ways. This particular drill is designed to train Post Moves, Post Cuts, Perimeter Shots, Post Feeds, and several other key aspects of the Post and Perimeter game. All of that work in a single drill – that’s how you make the most out of practice time!
There are two things that I want you to notice specifically.
First, with only slight variations, this drill’s framework can be used to work on specific post moves, specific post feeds, and specific post cuts. It’s all about what you teach and what your team needs to work on.
Second, Randi doesn’t dictate the rotations; she lets the players figure it out. Not only does this save her office time because she doesn’t have to conceptualize the perfect drill complete with perfect rotations, it also forces her players to be proactive and empowers them to make decisions. Just like they have to make in game situations.