Like many aspiring Student-Athletes, the story of Titan Athletics begins with a child’s burning desire to be the best and it all starts with practice. By now every committed student-athlete knows that before there was a Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, or Steph Curry they where these unknowns kids practicing relentlessly to be the best.
They know what they need to do, and they were not afraid to put in the work to get it done.
Shooting a basketball with proper form, technique, and accuracy is one of the more challenging aspects of learning to play the sport of basketball successfully.
After all, if you can't shoot you can't score, and if you can't score you can't win.
As a father, and a coach, I saw first hand the challenges student-athletes faced in trying to learn the proper shooting form and technique.
Often given vague and abstract instructions on how to shoot the ball properly, these students toil away, studying, and copying their hero's while parents hire trainers in an effort to master a simple motion.
Unfortunately oftentimes, in the world of competitive youth sports, there is very little player development, and in most cases, they're told you either have it or you don’t. It's called playing time.
And that is where the mystique of shooting comes in, and why coaches value a player that is a "natural shooter".
Realizing most children were not taught the shooting proper form, and technique, I set out to change that.
I developed, patented, and copyrighted a shooting technique I called the Dumb Waiter Drills. to teach student-athletes an easy more programmatic method to learn proper shooting techniques.
Once the user got the shooting technique down, and their shots started falling, and their shooting percentage went up,
I found that without exception every student wanted to try and shoot from various locations, and distances on the court.
using manual hand counters in each hand to record the number of shots they missed as well as the number of shots they made, I started recording their shots, the location, and their % at each location-during practice
I wrote the results down and stored the results in a spreadsheet that I kept on my mobile phone, and as I began contemplating color-coding the cells in the spreadsheet based on the shooter's percentage, it hit me.
I realized I should figure out a way to turn this into an App so that each student can record their shooting performance for themselves, and share it with me, their parents and teammates, and that's how ShotBuddy was born!
Using the Dumb Waiter Drills, and ShotBuddy together I have no doubt that every student can become a proficient shooter.