the Golden State Warriors have completely converted their former practice facility in Downtown Oakland into a youth basketball headquarters.
Their Shoot 360 technology enables basketball players of all ages to learn how to improve with real-time live shot graphs that analyze everything from the arc, depth, and left-right difference of a shot. There are also interactive video boards with dribbling and passing practice to improve every aspect of a player’s game.
“We wanted to do something that would really make this the ultimate training experience for kids and the best possible for any developing basketball player,” said Jeff Addiego, Senior Youth Basketball Director, Warriors.
Two-time NBA champion and former Golden State Warriors Center Zaza Pachulia has invested in Shoot 360 and acquired rights for the European market and will install Shoot 360 technology in facilities in his home country of Georgia.
“The cool thing is that everything (the numbers and stats) is all in front of you,” said Pachulia. “You get constant feedback after every shot and you can see the whole picture even after a training session. That’s why I love this technology, it helps you. “
The Warriors Basketball Academy is one of 18 members of the Jr. NBA Flagship Network, which focuses on top youth basketball organizations that share the Jr. NBA’s vision for teaching the game.
Since its inception in the summer of 2000, Warriors Basketball Camp has hosted over 60,000 youth players from across the United States in hundreds of sessions in 28 cities in the Bay Area, in addition to a camp in Hawaii.
“It’s kind of like a basketball fantasy factory,” said Jose Rivera, basketball director for Warriors Youth. “For anyone with the ambition to play the youth to college players especially, it is surely a place where you can get a lot better and use the technology to your advantage.
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