At the time we’re writing this, March Madness is just winding down, and the NBA season is fully gearing up. That’s good news for basketball fans looking for incredible action on TV or in the stands. But it also got us thinking about our own hoop skills - and trying to find solutions and tools that could help us step up our game, in the Geekiest way possible.
That’s where HomeCourt comes into play.
If you’re looking to improve your basketball game in an easy and stress-free way, HomeCourt could be your new favorite sports-oriented app.
Created by former Apple engineers and backed by basketball aficionado investors including Mark Cuban, Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash, and Sam Hinkie, HomeCourt is a seamless way to start tracking and improving your fundamentals, no fancy equipment or screaming coaches required. Instead, all you need is the gear already hanging out in your gym bag - your smartphone, that is!
As FastCompany helpfully describes it, HomeCourt functions as a “virtual trainer," which can track your layups and solo shots through your phone or tablet’s camera. The app uses A.I. to read your shots and will give you the ability to view your videos in slow motion, or break down your moves as individual still images for further analysis.
Think of HomeCourt as your own personal skills coach and practice log, rolled into one. You can use the app to track different aspects of your stats, ranging from jump height to shot angle, so that you can catch what you need to improve on, and what you’re already doing correctly. You can use the app to monitor your dribbling, and also tap into its reserves of interactive drills, backed by the power of A.I-assessment tools.
While the app is free to download in the Apple apps store for iOS devices, users will need to pay a $5 monthly subscription fee to access some features. There are also higher pricing tiers for even more serious players and coaches, who need even more cutting edge functionality for themselves or their team.
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