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Hoops for the Holidays 2020/2021

The Holiday Season is approaching quickly.  Home Court Hoops has come up with Basketball related gifts you and your family or friends can enjoy for years to come.  If you have any specific questions, feel free to email us at anytime.

Hoops for the Holidays!

1. Basketball Hoop- A basketball hoop is a great gift.  It encourages kids to play outside and have fun.  We carry high quality hoops ranging from 54"-72"backboards many of which adjust up and down from 5'-10".
2. Basketball Court Stencil Kit- Do you already have a hoop?  Do you live in the NY or NJ area?  You can't go wrong with transforming your hoop this Spring into a custom court with painted lines on the driveway to give yourself your own home court.
3. Personalized and Customized Pole Pad Decal- The final touch to your court or pole pad is adding these adhesive decals for that special look.  Whether its a  your child's name, team name, the family name or your favorite professional team - this simple gesture brings the WOW factor.
4. Basketball Court Lighting- Celebrate the all of the holidays with basketball court lighting.  (Email us for all of the options and pricing.)
5. Sports Accessories - From Basketball Racks to Sports Chairs and backyard fun - there is something special for your sports lover.  
6. 1/2 Court Line Painting (for Local NY/NJ Residents).  Do you already have a hoop?  Do you live in the NY or NJ area?  You can't go wrong with transforming your hoop this Spring into a custom court with painted lines on the driveway to give yourself your own home court.
7. Finish your court with a Custom Logo or Letter Stencil - another great gift option for the basketball enthusiast. 
Please take a moment to explore all options on the website during this holiday season.  

Summer is Here - Surprise your Kids and Family with these Great Hoop Ideas

Summer is here and after being in quarantine for so long we are all itching for some fun and to get out of the house (when it’s safe to do so of course).  Putting a smile on your kids face is what we all need and want.

So we here at Home Court Hoops we have come up with some Basketball related gifts to surprise your kids. 

Basketball Related Gifts!

1. Basketball Hoop- A basketball hoop is a great gift.  It encourages kids to play outside and have fun.  Visit www.HomeCourtHoops.com to review detailed descriptions and images. Just about all of them adjust from 10 feet down to 5 feet making it perfect for the little ones to also practice and play. 
2. 1/2 Court Line Painting- Do you already have a hoop?  Get some lines on the driveway to give yourself your own home court. Service offered in NY Metro Area. You'll want to play all day!  
3. Personalized Pole Pad- A personalized pole pad with your child's name, team name, family name on the pad is an amazing addition to your home court.  It truly makes a Wow statement. 
4. Two-tone net- Most nets come in only white.  Why not get a net with one or two colors? Reach out to us for pricing.
5. DIY Basketball Line Stencils - Have the time and skill to do it on your own? Try out these line painting stencils to create your court on your own.  
6. Basketball Rack- Do you have balls all over the driveway?  Why not store them neatly in the garage? Choose From our standard to to heavy duty racks. 
7.Digitally Printed Basketball folding Chairs - check out these sturdy folding chairs designed in your choice of sports. Add your child’s name to the back to make them feel like a Team Player or Coach. 
8. Add a Giant Bow to your Hoop - it sounds simple but when you put it on your New Hoop, your kids and family will know this is a special gift just for them.  It is incredibly worth the $18. Take a look at some of the photos in our gallery.  We have many more pictures to show you - just send us an email if interested. 
Reach out to us at Home Court Hoops if you need assistance with any of these amazing basketball related ideas. 

Revolutionize Your Basketball Practice by Copycatting Chip Kelly

Bill Walsh revolutionized football while watching a basketball game.  He took the motion, screens and high percentage of the inbounds pass from basketball and created a football offense along the same lines called the West Coast offense.  I won't go into how it revolutionized football as there have been encyclopedias written about it.  You can read a little about it here (Click Here)   

How can you steal from football to revolutionize basketball like Bill Walsh did with basketball for football?  What benefits, strategies or schemes can you take from football and apply to basketball?  Specifically, how can you emulate Chip Kelly?  

As a Giant's fan, I hate Chip Kelly but, as an entrepreneur, I really admire how Chip Kelly operates practices.  What he's done is create a practice so efficient that the players are able to execute 30-50%,and in some cases 1000%, more plays per practice than other teams.  

Some players are able to get complete practices worth of reps where, in the past and for other teams, they wouldn't get in a single rep.  For the Eagles and previously for Oregon, they receive the added benefit of not just the increased reps for the backup players, but it gives the coaches a chance to discover diamonds in the rough.

Practice makes perfect and Chip Kelly has taken this mantra to another level.  You can read a little more about his philosophy here.  (Click Here)

How can you use Chip Kelly's philosophy to help your team?  I won't go into specific drills or strategies but what I will talk about is how you can better use your equipment to achieve the same efficiency as Chip Kelly.

I have been into thousands of high schools, junior schools and middle schools and I see many patterns.  With the exception of the main court boards, almost every single gym has wooden or steel side backboards.  

Backboard Upgrade 

 

 

The ball does not react the same as tempered glass; they are not clearglass or see through; almost 100% of them do not have breakaway rims and they are not set at the regulation height of 10'.  Almost 80% of the rims I measure are 1/2"-1" off and, in some case, even more.  (Test it yourself)

Your players are practicing on backboards and rims they will not be playing on in regulation games.  They are not practicing perfectly.  Not because of anything you are doing but the equipment.  

How much improvement would you see if you had six regulation boards with regulation rims?  How much improvement would you see with perfect practice on perfect equipment?  

How many more drills could you do with six regulation backboards with breakaway rims in play?  Six sets of kids doing Mikan drills.  Six sets of kids doing free throw shooting drills.  Six sets of kids doing lay up, warm up or ball handling drills.  

How many more reps will your players get?  How many diamonds in the rough will you find?

Speaking of efficiency, upgrading backboards is one of the easiest and most affordable upgrades you can do in your gym.  It's low cost and doesn't require gym downtime.  There are also numerous ways to get new tempered-glass backboards. 

If you have any questions or would like to know how we can help you purchase new boards, feel free to reach out to us at 1-877-Hoop 101 (877-466-7101).

 

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