The Hoops College Methodology

The Hoops College Methodology Hoops College strives to present things in a very clear concise and organized methodology. As we present topics, each section will begin with a description of the topic. Next, points of emphasis and fundamentals for the… Read More

Attack Dribble Breakdown

Attack Dribble Breakdown Since this Attack Dribble breakdown is the first layer we have covered, we are only able to execute one action at a time for two reasons. 1.  Players don’t know what to do when they pass the… Read More

Points of Emphasis (Attack Dribble)

Points of Emphasis (Attack Dribble) Initiator (Attacker/Ball Handler) Drive to Create Offense At the point that player comes in possession of the ball, they should look at the basket.  Their first question that they have to answer is “Do I… Read More

Attack Dribble Layer

Attack Dribble Attack Dribble (North-South Dribble) is the first layer of the Read and React Offense. This layer is broken down into two sub-layers.  The first sublayer, Circle Movement, describes movement on all NON-BASELINE drives.  The second sub-layer covers the adjustment… Read More

Circle Movement Introduction

Circle Movement Circle Movement is the term to describe what players without the ball should do when the ball is driven.  Simply it means that when the ball is driven towards the basket all perimeter players must rotate in the… Read More

Defense Wins Championships, Right?

Defense Wins Championships, Right? Defense is just as important if not more important than offense. It really does win championships. As much as I believe that we should let players play the game in this style on the offensive end,… Read More

Dribble First

Dribble First Bob Knight once said that he would like to take his guards to an island with 1,000 basketballs and tell them to dribble until there was no air left in the balls so that when they came back… Read More

Fundamentals are Required

Fundamentals are Required The offensive system and style of play described here are grounded in the individual and team fundamentals of offense. Fundamental skills and athleticism are the ingredients for success.  They are not the icing on the cake or… Read More

Outline the Basics for Read & React

This post will provide an outline of the basics for Read & React style of play. Players can start in a 5-out, 4-out 1-in, or 3-out 2-in alignment.  The 3-out and 5-out alignments use the same spots for player landmarks. The… Read More

Why Use the Read & React Framework

Why Use This Framework Admittedly, coaching in the Read & React framework is significantly different from coaching from traditional systems. While the change may seem difficult at first, it can liberating and powerful for players and coaches. There are numerous… Read More