Shoot 360 opened the doors to its newest location in California earlier this month. Located in Torrance, CA, fans from all over Southern California lined up to be the first ones to test out all the amenities and attend a clinic with NBA trainer Dribble2Much.
With two locations in Beaverton, OR, and Vancouver, WA, Shoot 360 looked to set up shop deeper south before expanding across the U.S.
In a time where personal training is in demand and kids are spending countless hours at sports performance facilities to hone their craft, what separates Shoot 360 from other facilities?
“It’s our tech,” says Alex Hartman, Shoot 360’s Creative Director of Brand and Design. “It’s you being connected to the game and it’s easy to train with a trainer whenever you want and be tracked like you’ve never been tracked.”
Eight individual half courts are located on the left side of the facility that are all equipped with “The Gun,” a popular basketball shooting machine that serves as a rebounder and passer with custom settings to assist players with getting extra shooting reps from anywhere on the court.
Atop each basketball court is a flat screen TV that displays a library of 150 drills that can be controlled under the basket, providing instant audio and video feedback as it tracks the degree of each shot. The ideal degree of arc when shooting the ball is anywhere in the 43-47-degree range (45 degrees being perfect). The lower the gap, the more consistent the player is.
According to Hartman, when Stephen Curry came into Shoot 360’s Vancouver location a few months back, he rated a half a degree of separation with each one of his shots in the 46-degree range.
If your dribble is a little suspect, there are also eight dribbling stations where all players, no matter the skill level, get tested and ranked from 1 to 115. Once evaluated, players work with a digital trainer that demonstrates an array of ball-handling drills, gives instant feedback and tracks inefficiencies (losing the ball, not being in a proper stance, constantly looking down, etc.).
And if you’re looking to add more inches to your vert, there are four VertiMax’s to help increase athleticism and explosiveness. Just like the shooting and dribbling stations, the athletic performance station offers digital assessment and basketball-specific drills to guide players through any and all functions from warming up to proper stretching techniques to dynamic body weight and performance workouts.
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