Teaching the…
“Read and React” Offensive System
(Torbett, Rick 2008)
It is a basketball offensive system
developed by Rick Torbett of “Better
Basketball Incorporated”
“It is a way to get qu...
 As the Varsity Head coach it is my
responsibility to make sure all the players in
my program are developing and improvin...
 Rick Torbett’s “Read and React” system
provides this unified approach by players and
coaches alike.
 This offensive sys...
1 player with the ball always has
the freedom to pass, shoot, or
dribble anytime they see fit.(Torbett, 2008)
The other ...
The offensive system is divided into
separate layers (About 20 total for the
whole system) (Torbett, 2008)
“Each layer f...
Every player without the ball
watches the ball-handler (Torbett, 2008)
Every player, at any position on the
floor, has j...
Layer 1- dribble penetration
with circle movement(Torbett, 2008)
Layer 3- Pass, cut, defense
overplays(Torbett, 2008)
L...
 The Farwell Basketball program feels that
these 3 layers are the basic fundamental
reactions and movements to create qua...
 When a player on the perimeter drives
“Right” past their defender. The other
players move, with equal spacing, to the
“R...
 Ball-handlers passing options if lay-up or shot is
not available after the dribble drive.
 Pitch- a pass out to a playe...
 When the ball-handler can’t dribble
penetrate they naturally pass to a teammate
 After a pass is made the passer makes ...
 When a defender guarding a player without
the ball denies a pass from them; that
offensive player automatically makes a
...
 When a player is “posted up” in the lane and a
perimeter player drives to the hoop the post
must slide to an open spot.
...
 University of Iowa’s Women's Basketball (dark
uniforms) running the Read and React system
 Farwell Boys Varsity (purple uniforms) running the offense
at team came during the summer of 2010
 Torbett, Rick. “Read And React Offense”. DVD. Better Basketball
Inc. 2008
 Farwellbasketball. “Farwell vs. CCC Summer B...
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  1. 1. Teaching the… “Read and React” Offensive System (Torbett, Rick 2008)
  2. 2. It is a basketball offensive system developed by Rick Torbett of “Better Basketball Incorporated” “It is a way to get quality movement on offense without having to learn set plays”(Torbett, 2008)
  3. 3.  As the Varsity Head coach it is my responsibility to make sure all the players in my program are developing and improving as to raise the success of the varsity team year after year.  In order for this to happen a common system had to be implemented so the younger players in elementary school and sub-varsity teams are exposed to the same fundamentals and terminology that is used at the varsity level.
  4. 4.  Rick Torbett’s “Read and React” system provides this unified approach by players and coaches alike.  This offensive system also allows us to “adjust different formations ( 5 out, 4 out 1 in, 3 out 2 in) based on each teams strengths and weaknesses throughout our program”. (Torbett, 2008)
  5. 5. 1 player with the ball always has the freedom to pass, shoot, or dribble anytime they see fit.(Torbett, 2008) The other 4 players “react” specifically to what the ball handler chooses to do.(Torbett, 2008)
  6. 6. The offensive system is divided into separate layers (About 20 total for the whole system) (Torbett, 2008) “Each layer focuses on 1 type of ball- handlers option with the ball (ie. Pass or Dribble) and the other non ball- handlers reactions to that option.” (Torbett, 2008) Each layer is learned through repeated practice drills to form habits in reaction to the ball movement.(Torbett, 2008)
  7. 7. Every player without the ball watches the ball-handler (Torbett, 2008) Every player, at any position on the floor, has just 1 reaction to a movement by the ball-handler. (Torbett, 2008) Repetitions of reaction drills in practice create habits that become natural movements while playing games. (don’t think-react) (Torbett, 2008)
  8. 8. Layer 1- dribble penetration with circle movement(Torbett, 2008) Layer 3- Pass, cut, defense overplays(Torbett, 2008) Layer 4- Post Reactions to dribble penetration(Torbett, 2008)
  9. 9.  The Farwell Basketball program feels that these 3 layers are the basic fundamental reactions and movements to create quality movement on offense.  These layers can be run at all levels (4th grade up to Varsity teams)  These 3 layers are key to set the foundation to successfully teach and learn the other layers. (Torbett, 2008)
  10. 10.  When a player on the perimeter drives “Right” past their defender. The other players move, with equal spacing, to the “Right”. (Torbett, 2008)  When a player on the perimeter drives “Left” past their defender. The other players move, with equal spacing, to the “Left”. (Torbett, 2008)
  11. 11.  Ball-handlers passing options if lay-up or shot is not available after the dribble drive.  Pitch- a pass out to a player on the wing  Dish- a pass to the player cutting baseline  Safety Valve- a pass to the player filling behind the ball handler. (Torbett, 2008)
  12. 12.  When the ball-handler can’t dribble penetrate they naturally pass to a teammate  After a pass is made the passer makes a basket cut and all players rotate to fill open spots on the floor from the baseline up to the top. (Torbett, 2008)
  13. 13.  When a defender guarding a player without the ball denies a pass from them; that offensive player automatically makes a basket cut  All other players fill empty spots created from the cut from the baseline up to the top (Torbett, 2008)
  14. 14.  When a player is “posted up” in the lane and a perimeter player drives to the hoop the post must slide to an open spot.  When the ball-handler drives the lane above the post player the post player slides to the short corner on the baseline  When the ball-handler drives below the post player along the baseline the post player slides up to the high post. (Torbett, 2008)
  15. 15.  University of Iowa’s Women's Basketball (dark uniforms) running the Read and React system
  16. 16.  Farwell Boys Varsity (purple uniforms) running the offense at team came during the summer of 2010
  17. 17.  Torbett, Rick. “Read And React Offense”. DVD. Better Basketball Inc. 2008  Farwellbasketball. “Farwell vs. CCC Summer Basketball Video” (June, 2010). Retrieved October 28th, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyoml0vWrpk  Read and React Tribe. “University of Iowa Women’s Basketball Video” . (March 9th 2010). Retrieved October 28th, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RcB218kE-o

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