Coach, I’d like for you to sit back, relax and ask yourself these questions…
- Are my players giving 110% during summer practice and off season shooting?
- How do I know during the off-season what my players shooting percentage is without counting the shots on my own or trusting my kids to count right?
- Are they improving? And how can I really tell during the off season?
These questions are thoughts that race through coaches minds around this time of the year. The heart of these inquiries really comes down to one issue… Is my team getting better?
The fundamental problem with answering this question is that it's difficult for coaches to obtain practice stats that detail that a player is “getting better”. Tracking shooting percentage during the off-season is tough. Most of the time you have to take players for their word (and trust that they’re counting right!) or count every shot and basket yourself.
Earl Sadler, coach for Pamlico County High School in North Carolina, has found a way to crack the off-season woes.
What’s his secret sauce?
The fastest growing basketball shooting machine on the planet… The Dr. Dish.
When asked how the Dr. Dish helps his program during the off season, Sadler went on to say that, “This machine holds my kids accountable... Before having the Dish I would have kids say they were shooting 43%. Now with the Dish’s stats and drill settings we’ve been able to see a player’s progress immediately after they shoot.” With a laugh, Sadler explained that “Later we found out that players were shooting more along 31% before the Dish.”
When asked what his overall experience was with the Dr. Dish his response was, “this machine has prepped and helped both my kids and myself as a coach.”
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