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Read & React Quick Hitter: “Dagger” Pass & Cut or Dribble-At Screen For Weak Side Post

This Read & React quick hitter is ideal for youth teams running the Read & React who are looking to feed the ball into the low post. It combines a simple pass & cut or dribble-at action with a basket cut screen for the weak-side post player. I really don’t want to overcomplicate this play. It’s a stone-simple method for forcing ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: 4-Out 1-In Flex Cut For Layup

This Read & React quick hitter incorporates a flex cut and backscreen into the offense out of a 4-Out, 1-In alignment. The primary option is for the person flashing off the screen into the paint for a layup; this quick hitter then offers a secondary option as the perimeter player downscreens to “screen the screener” often creating an open jumpshot at ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: Guard-to-Guard Pass & Cut, Speed Dribble Throwback for Three Pointer

This pair of Read & React quick hitters can be run from the 4-out, 1-in alignment with the post player on the strong-side setting a screen for an open corner three-pointer. As with most quick hitters, I like to think of them in pairs – a primary and a counter – to keep defenses guessing towards the end of a ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: 4 Out Guard-to-Guard Pin & Skip plus Counter

This pair of Read & React quick hitters can be run from the 4-out, 1-in alignment with the post player on the weak-side setting a screen for an open corner three-pointer. Both plays utilize similar actions and vary with a few small adjustments working well together as a primary play and counter. The pin & skip play is extremely effective against ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: “3 Chop” High Post vs Man or Zone

This Read & React Quick Hitter works out of a 3-out 2-in set. It combines high-post action with the Read & React principles to create ball reversal opportunities that work well against either zone or man-to-man offenses The offense lines up in a 3-out, 2-in set with the post players playing in the ball-side high post and weak-side short corner. Versus Man-to-Man: Versus ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: “Magic” Post Screen & Backscreen

This Read & React quick hitter applies multiple Read & React principles to create low post and perimeter back-screen scoring opportunities for your team. The point-guard initiates the play with a speed dribble at the 3 person on the wing, sending the wing on a basket cut to screen for the post. Following this screen, the 3 person back-screens their way ...

3SprintStrong

Read & React Quick Hitter: 3 Short SPRINT – Wing Ball Screen Continuity Play

The quick hitter below works nicely for coaches running the Read & React offense out of a 3-Out, 2-In set with the post players playing in the short corners. The play works as a continuity offense that creates strong ball screens on the wing and presents multiple pitch-out and dump-off options for the ball-handler. On a pitch-out to the perimeter, the ...

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Read & React Quick Hitter: 3 Short Strong – Baseline PG Jumpshot or Feed to Post

Many people running the Read & React offense seek new quick hitters to force certain looks for their team. 3 Short Strong provides multiple options for teams that have three very good players at the point, wing, and low post. The set starts in a 3-Out 2-In set with the the post players located at the short corner. The point will ...

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How to Run A Basic Flex Continuity Offense, With Read & React Adjustments

The basic flex offense creates great spacing, movement, and mismatches for well-disciplined teams. Many undersized teams or teams that have five similar skilled players find success with the flex because it creates mismatches on both the post and the perimeter and has some clever weak-side screen and “screen the screener” action. We’ll outline the basic elements of the flex here although...

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Read & React Press Break in Plain English With Pictures

We see a lot of postings on various coaching message boards across the internet with questions on how to run the Read & React press break. We break it down right here, including downloadable diagrams. The Read & React press break applies the same principles and behaviors taught in the Read & React half-court offense. This results in a novel pass/cut/fill ...