HoopLogic Announces the Availability of the HoopLogic Professional Series at the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Show

March 30, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
HoopLogic, Inc., a company aimed at greatly improving basketball coaching techniques and tools, today announces the market launch of the HoopLogic Professional Series. It’s the first in a line of innovative basketball training and coaching tools aimed at improving player performance through smart technology and “actionable feedback”. After ten years of research and development, HoopLogic Professional is set to alter how basketball bank shots are being taught and practiced — from elementary schools to colleges. The HoopLogic Professional Series is an optical system that shows the player the perfect target on the board from wherever they are on the court. Additionally, the target appears only from positions where coaches believe bank shots are a good choice – in the zones near 45 degrees on either side of the basket.

The Professionals Series product has been designed to fit a variety of existing clear backboards, which is mounted directly behind the goal. It is very easy to assemble and install with a few simple tools. Its clean monolithic design and flat black face has been designed to virtually disappear when the unit is turned off, but can also be used on boards dedicated to shooting drills. The Plus model comes with a key-fob remote control, so that it can be activated from anywhere in the gym.

“There are many excellent training and coaching tools for basketball coaches to use for helping to develop their player’s skills,” said, Michael Docherty, President of Hooplogic, Inc. “Some of the game’s greatest players ever, from Larry Bird to Dywane Wade, advocate bank shots because you can shoot over traffic, take energy off of the ball and get a more forgiving angle on the basket. But it’s a lost art, because it’s difficult to teach and isn’t used as much as it could be. As a huge basketball fan myself, it was a great experience for me to work on the development of this revolutionizing training tool that will improve player performance. With the launch of the Professional Series at NABC and the launch of HoopLogic itself, we are setting the stage to transform how players of all levels can learn and practice bank shots. I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of this ground breaking event.”

In developing the Professional Series, HoopLogic did extensive testing and market research with coaches at all levels of play. Here are a few of the comments from experienced coaches who participated in our market research:
“As a coach who directs shooting camps, I love it!”
“A lot of basketball is muscle memory. This product creates that muscle memory”.
”I just tell them to aim for the target. It’s all the coaching I have to do.”

HoopLogic will be unveiling the Professional Series in Booth 513 at the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Show in Atlanta, GA from March 29 – 31, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center. For more information about the event, please visit: http://nabc.cstv.com/convention/nabc-convention.html

For an advanced preview of HoopLogic’s Professional Series, please visit: www.hooplogic.net
About HoopLogic: www.hooplogic.net
HoopLogic is a company that is focused on providing innovative products to both the institutional and retail basketball equipment markets. The company’s products will be available later in 2007 through a variety of leading basketball equipment distributors. Retail solutions are aimed at both after-market applications and built-in applications for leading brands. Hooplogic is a division of Venture2 Inc., a unique company that identifies and commercializes innovative consumer products.

About NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches):
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), located in Kansas City, Missouri was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach. Formation of the NABC began as an emergency measure for the presentation of a united opinion the Joint Basketball Rules Committee, then the central governing authority of the game, announced without notice that it had adopted a change in the rules which virtually eliminated the dribble. Allen, a student of basketball founder James Naismith, organized coaches to take a stand in a nationwide protest which successfully postponed the adoption of the rule change for one year. It is worthy to note that the dribble still is part of the game of basketball. This marked the beginning of this collective group of coaches to serve as Guardians of the Game. Since its inception, the NABC has contributed numerous ideas and programs to help preserve and enhance the positive aspects of college basketball. These initiatives include establishing the original Basketball Hall of Fame (Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame), creating the format for today's NCAA Basketball Tournament, supporting Coaches vs. Cancer, and building the NABC National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the newly conceived Sprint Center Arena to be located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri