When you equip your team to move the ball, move players, and maintain the correct amount of spacing, you will create an “athletic ball” that will find a scoring opportunity – it will find a defensive breakdown!
Why should you play like everyone else when all of your opponents are prepared for traditional basketball?
This course will teach your team how to play in a way that none of your opponents are prepared for and give your players the competitive edge you’ve been looking for!
The best “How to Play without ‘Plays’ ” Offensive System. This new release of the Read & React has been updated with the latest ideas and enhanced with game footage.
Every layer and every scoring opportunity has been illustrated with game clip examples so you can more clearly see how it all fits together. Over the last 7 years Rick has been developing new ideas and new teaching progressions within the familiar grid of 10 Layers.
If you’re ready to supercharge your team’s offense with a system that is easy to understand for your players and fast to implement then join hundreds of successful programs running the Read & React Offense.
Rick Torbett has taught thousands of coaches to win more games through his innovative approach to the game. His greatest passion is showing coaches how to reach their highest potential on the court. Rick has worked with coaches at every level of the game.
He has created some of the most powerful training for coaches at any level so they can coach their best and win more games.
“Southern NH University Women’s Basketball is coming off our best year in 30+ years. 21-7 overall, NE10 Regular Season Champions, 1st in NCAA Northeast Region, and hosted the NE10.
SNHU runs the Read and React. Our offense was fun to watch!
We play an exciting brand of basketball, and our kids love the freedom to score! We led the league in scoring with 72.5 ppg.
We had two First Team All-Conference players and one 3rd Team All-Conference player. We had one WBCA All-American Honorable Mention as well.”
— Karen Pinkos | Head Women’s Basketball Coach | Southern New Hampshire University
Gonzaga using a dribble-at (R&R layer 3) backdoor right into a dribble hand-off (R&R layer 8). Both the timing mixed with the spacing create an open layup.
Look for the pass and cut (R&R layer 1) in both the first and third clip in this vido and a dribble at (layer 3) in the second clip. (Read & React pass and cut is sometimes referred to as “throw-n-go.”)
The first four Layers of the System tie everyone together. Instead of 2-player and 3-player games, all actions become 5 player games, creating 100% accountability – no more “blame-game”! These layers are primarily reactions to the ball handler and teach how to score using space, movement, and the predictable reactions of defenders. The first layer alone will teach your team 14 scoring opportunities!
It’s rare to find players who know how to play without the ball, but 80% of your time is spent without the ball. Layers 6-9 address the decision-making of players without the ball which leads your team into all the screening actions that exist in the game of basketball. Only now, your players will learn why to screen, when to screen, and who to screen as counter-moves to how defense tries to adjust to the Foundation Layers 1- 4.
Why do we plant players in the lane? Is it even necessary to have a traditional Post Player? If so, where do they play? Ball-side or Weak-side? High Post, Mid- Post, or Short Corner?
Given the freedom, can players switch from inside to outside and vice-versa in a single possession? Are you playing someone in the post because that’s where they are the biggest threat or are you playing them in the post because they can’t play anywhere else? Why do we manage our team that way?
All of these questions and more are answered in the longest single section in the system called Post Screens.
Once the system is taught, you’ll want to extend it to the full-court. Layer 10 teaches your team how to flow seamlessly from rebound, to transition, to half-court attack without “setting it up”. No only is this the best way to attack defense while it is still disorganized, but it is also the best way to steal time from the shot clock. Playing against a shot clock is reason alone to play Read & React! The drills of Layer 10 might be the only thing your team needs for conditioning!