Basketball training equipment is used to help players develop their skills for use in games. Plenty of equipment focuses on one aspect of the game of basketball to help players improve in that specific area.
Some of this equipment is designed to improve a player's fundamentals and base-level skill set while other gear is directed at more advanced techniques. Some of this equipment also has multiple uses and can help to improve different facets of a player's game.
Many of the pieces of equipment here are products made for the specific purpose of training for basketball while others, such as tennisballs, are simply being repurposed.
Types of Basketball Training Equipment
Shooting Training Equipment
These products force players into shooting with proper form, whether that involves keeping the elbow straight or spacing their fingers correctly.
The equipment here makes players shoot higher than they normally would to increase the arc on their shot, making it easier to shoot over defenders and giving the ball a better entry angle into the rim. The Dr. Dish iC3 Basketball Shot Trainer also spits the ball back at the player to increase the number of shots he/she can take.
The Solo Assist allows a player to practice in game shots by creating catch-and-shoot situations while the Shot Spotz mark specific shots on the floor.
SKLZ Solo Assist
SKLZ Shot Spotz
The Shooting Target simply gives players a spot to aim for in the rim while the ball return sends a made basket back in the direction of the shooter for more shots in less time. The weighted ball requires more strength to shoot with.
The Smart Basketball gives players feedback on their movements through an app on their phones. Tennis balls can be used for a number of drills that improve hand-eye coordination. Dribbling goggles prevent players from being able to look at the ball, forcing them to look up and survey the floor.