One of the biggest aspects of a successful basketball player or team is coaching. Whether this is an actual coach running a player through drills, or a player watching videos to improve their skills, there is no doubting the importance of coaching.
While coaching is often done on the court or in the gym, it can now take place on your phone. There are several great basketball coaching apps to help improve a variety of skills on the court. Some of the apps are aimed at coaches to help them be the best coach they can be, while others aim to help players improve on their own.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best coaching apps to improve how you or your team performs this season.
While Hudl is famous for its use among football teams, it can also be incredibly helpful for your basketball team. Watching back and analyzing footage of games, practices and drills is incredibly common in professional sports leagues, and Hudl makes it easy for any team anywhere to do it.
Hudl lets coaches and players record and review video in seconds, right in the app. It is incredibly easy to share videos and comments, notes and other data with players and coaches alike. You can even edit or cut the video in any number of different ways. So whether you want to only look at certain plays, or a certain player, this app can help.
Video is a great tool to help you identify problem areas in your game, and come up with ways to improve. Hudl makes it easy for coaches and players alike to study up before a game, without having to all meet in the film room and do it in person. Making highlight clips is also
If you are looking to improve your shot and make more buckets, Homecourt might be the app for you. Homecourt is an app that uses AI to help players develop a better jump shot. In the app, you simply begin by recording yourself taking some shots. The app will then analyze your shots in real-time and go over what was good about your shots, and what wasn’t.
It will then provide you with in-depth data and analytics that can help everyone from a beginner to a seasoned veteran. The app tracks things like your release, your form, your footwork and so much more. This type of data and feedback will allow you to make subtle changes to your shot that could have a major impact.
The app is mainly used for shooting, but can also help you improve your dribbling and even your movement on the court. While working with a coach still wouldn’t hurt, this app can help improve and develop your skills with immediate and helpful feedback.
3. Basketball Coach’s Clipboard
If there is one thing that coaches in basketball love, it is their clipboard. It makes drawing up plays easy and showing things visually can be helpful for players. However, coaches have been using physical clipboards for decades and it’s time for an upgrade.
The Basketball Coach’s Clipboard app provides the same functionality as a traditional clipboard, with several modern features and benefits. It lets you draw up plays in the app, and animate them to show every player what they need to do. You can save a number of plays, organize them in different folders for different situations and can even sync the plays across devices.
Sharing plays from the app is simple, as is customizing the plays with player names, numbers or colors. The app is also incredibly reliable and fast, so you never need to worry that your plays have been lost or won’t load.
While it may not fully replace a coaches clipboard for on-the-fly drawing, it can be a great way to save hundreds of plays and keep them organized. This app can be your virtual playbook and will ensure your team always has the right play to run, no matter the situation.
4. Basketball Practice Planner
Practice makes perfect, so it is no surprise that every team, from high school to the NBA, practices. However, many practices run by coaches end up adding very little to the experience of the players. Your practices need to be dialed in, and the Basketball Practice Planner can help you do just that.
This app features a growing list of hundreds of different drills to help you design the perfect practice. You can create a wide range of different practices, and can organize your specific drills with ease. There are drills for shooting, for defense, for dribbling and even fun games to keep morale high during practice.
If you’d prefer to follow a pre-made practice plan from the app, you can do that too. On the other hand, you can even add custom drills to your practice if you want to get creative. The app is incredibly easy and quick, and makes planning practices a breeze.
Hopefully, the basketball coaching apps we have mentioned are able to help improve the performance of your team or the quality of your coaching.
Do you know of a basketball coaching app you feel should have been included in this list? If so, tell us about it in the comments below.