Ballogy Inc., the industry standard for youth athletic skills measurement and tracking and leading exposure platform for athletes aspiring to get to the next level in their sport, announced today that it is partnering with the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association (ABCA) to offer the Ballogy platform to its coaches and teams statewide. Ballogy offers the industry’s first objective skills metric that enables coaches to track their players’ development and overall team progress using a validated data-driven approach.
“Coaches are often challenged to quantify their team’s progress and that of their individual players outside of the standard in-game stats,” said Matt King, president of the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association.“We are excited to be able to offer our Arizona coaches something truly innovative to help them maximize their team’s development and success.”
The Ballogy Skills Assessment (BSA) — a 10 minute, 100 shot test administered exclusively on the Ballogy app — is the result of extensive research and feedback gathered from middle school, high school, and college-level coaches and athletes. The BSA challenges players to make free throws, short-range, midrange, and long-range shots from various locations at game speed. Video of the test is captured in the Ballogy app and reviewed, verified, and scored by Ballogy. The resulting verified score provides key points of data for shooting evaluations.
In preparation for the Ballogy Skills Assessment, Ballogy offers a development plan for all athletes at any stage in their basketball journey. The Ballogy curriculum includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of development. Each level is composed of drills that apply to the skill level and suggested shot distance of the athlete. Coaches have the ability to gamify their practices utilizing the drills on the Ballogy app, encouraging healthy competition among teammates as players move up the ranks of the leaderboard.
“We are excited to bring easy-to-use and accessible innovation to coaches in Arizona and everywhere,” said Todd Young, Founder and CEO of Ballogy. “Our goal is to help coaches build upon the success of their players and programs, while continuing to inspire athletic growth and development in youth and amateur athletes.”
Ballogy is an innovative software company revolutionizing the way youth and amateur athletes prepare for their sports. Ballogy’s unique performance tracking and analysis app and built-in certified testing program, enable young athletes to measure and evaluate their athletic development and improve their skills at every level of the game. Ballogy also provides a forum for individual players to connect, compete, network, and share with coaches, schools, and teammates, via an easy-to-use app, giving young athletes visibility and access like never before. The Ballogy app is available for free in Google Play and the App Store.
Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association (ABCA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to develop, connect and serve every coach throughout the state of Arizona. Within its 1,100 members, the ABCA serves youth, high school and club coaches in both the men’s and women’s game. The Association also operates multiple events throughout the year, including an annual Youth Development Academy where over 2,500 players from 3rd-8th grade participate in three separate regions, as well as the Section 7 Summer Team Camp which brings together almost 200 high school teams from 12 different states to compete in front of over 350 Division I coaches.