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What is a Smart Basketball?

Posted on Mar 14, 2023 by Dribbleup Academy
preview of The Dribbleup Smart Basketball and mobile app.The Dribbleup Smart Basketball and mobile app.

What is a Smart Basketball & How Does It Work?

Smart technology is everywhere these days: smartphones, watches, appliances, and basketballs. Hold on a second…basketballs? What is a Smart Basketball?

The Dribbleup Smart Basketball is a high-quality, game-ready ball that works with the Dribbleup mobile app. On the app, you can take part in hundreds of drills, and the Smart Basketball gives you instant virtual feedback. Pretty cool, right? It’s kind of like having a ball, coach, trainer, and stat-keeper all in one!

There's no need for a trip to the gym. No scheduling with an expensive trainer. No waiting on friends, teammates, coaches, or your next scheduled practice. Just grab your phone or tablet (and Smart Basketball), find a flat surface, and get to sharpening those basketball skills.

So how does this Dribbleup Smart Basketball actually work? Let’s get into the details below.

preview of Young boy practices in his driveway at home.Young boy practices in his driveway at home.

What is a Smart Basketball?

The Smart Basketball is a ball that works with the Dribbleup app to provide kids with real-time virtual feedback on their dribbling performance.

At Dribbleup, our Smart Basketball uses computer vision technology to track the ball as it moves. This allows young athletes to record their progress and receive virtual feedback on ball handling, form, and speed.

Once your kids scan the Smart Basketball into the Dribbleup app, players will see green targets on their device screen. Then, a Dribbleup coach explains the drill. From here, your kids will know they are performing the movements correctly when they hit the virtual targets. 

The Dribbleup app tracks how many reps are performed, so players can set goals and monitor their progress. The classes also have a leaderboard option to inspire the best effort from your kid.

preview of Hit green targets on the Dribbleup app screen to gain reps and climb the leaderboard!Hit green targets on the Dribbleup app screen to gain reps and climb the leaderboard!

How Does The Smart Basketball Work?

First things first, the Dribbleup Smart Basketball works with the mobile app using your phone or tablet's camera. Crazy, right? But trust us, it works like a charm.

The app tracks the ball's movement in real-time, creating an augmented-reality experience on your device's screen. It's like a video game coming to life!

But this isn’t your traditional video game. It's a library of dynamic, exciting basketball drills for players of all ages to improve your game. The Dribbleup app includes coaches teaching new live classes every day. These drills are then available on-demand while sorted by skill level. From beginner to advanced, players can progress through the ranks at their own pace.

The Dribbleup Smart Basketball is fun like a video game, but it also builds a foundation of basketball skills your kid can take from the driveway (or garage, living room) to the basketball court.

preview of Practice with the Dribbleup Smart Basketball to help your kids learn the Butterfly Dribble at home.Practice with the Dribbleup Smart Basketball to help your kids learn the Butterfly Dribble at home.

Smart Basketball Features

One of the coolest features of the Dribbleup app is the green square trackers. The player needs to hit these targets on the screen to complete reps and unlock achievements. From here, they can level up to gain access to new avatars and trackers in the app.

This provides a fun, built-in challenge to keep your kid motivated. Plus, the instant feedback lets kids compare themselves to their previous high score, or other players on the leaderboard. All of this happens in real-time!

And if that's not enough, we also have live classes with professional coaches every day. These classes teach players new skills while setting goals for their progress. Plus, they're different every day, so your kid will never get bored! And the best part? Dribbleup has a library of hundreds of on-demand classes. So your budding basketball star can keep learning and improving at their own pace, whenever they want.

preview of Young kid practicing his basketball dribbling in the garage.Young kid practicing his basketball dribbling in the garage.

What Age is a Smart Basketball For?

The indoor and outdoor Smart Basketball isn’t only for elite basketball stars – it’s a useful tool for basketball players of all levels.

Beginners can use the Dribbleup Smart Basketball to grasp the basics of ball handling, agility, and footwork. Advanced players can use the app to fine-tune their skills and push themselves to the next level.

Parents can also reap the benefits of the Dribbleup smart ball. After all, it provides a convenient way to help their kids improve their skills and confidence. They'll learn important goal-setting traits as well as have something fun to keep them busy at home!

With the app's on-demand library, parents can feel confident that their kids are getting high-quality basketball training from professional coaches. And you don't even have to leave the house!

preview of Practice basketball at home.Practice basketball at home.

Why Choose Dribbleup's Smart Basketball?

With over 7,500 reviews and a 4.7/5 star rating (as of 3/14/23), your child will love practicing at home with this training tool. So grab the Smart Basketball today and Dribbleup family!

Membership separate (auto-renews monthly at the applicable fee) and gives you full access to all training content on the App for up to 6 members of your household.

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