Ballogy Launches Official Basketball Skills Assessment for Amateur Athletes
“Ballogy has created the first universal skills metric for basketball training, recruiting, and scouting,” said Dane Fife, associate head coach of Indiana University. “We’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to incorporate the BSA score into our program standard for recruiting players.”The Ballogy Skills Assessment is the result of extensive research and feedback gathered from middle school, high school, and college-level coaches and athletes. The assessment consists of 100 shot attempts, challenging players to make free throws, short-range, midrange, and long-range shots from various locations within a set time limit. Video of the test is captured in the Ballogy app and reviewed, verified, and scored by Ballogy Certified Coaches. The resulting Ballogy Score is saved to players’ profiles for increased visibility and exposure with collegiate level coaches. The main areas of consideration are skill set, shot consistency, and stamina.
In preparation for the Ballogy Skills Assessment, Ballogy has added a curated section of drills within the app designed for the sole purpose of preparing young athletes for the official assessment. The “BSA Prep” provides athletes with step-by-step instruction and drills that will prepare them to get the highest score possible on the BSA.
Ballogy also 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 a shot distance of the participant.
“Until now, there has been no industry standard or corresponding platform for young athletes to effectively measure, track, and benchmark their progress to help them reach the next level in their basketball journey,” said Todd Young, founder and CEO. “We are extremely excited to be able to deliver the first objective testing platform, eliminating the hype and giving amateur athletes everywhere a real chance to get noticed at the collegiate level.”
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“What I love about the Ballogy Skills Assessment is that it provides data that truly empowers the player to take ownership of their craft,” said Johnny Carpenter, director of player personnel at the University of Virginia. “The score that is generated from the BSA is useful, simple, objective, and relevant, creating healthy competition among athletes at every level and encouraging improvement.”
Ballogy was recently named the official performance analytics app for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), an organization that represents 400 small collegiate institutions, and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States.
The Ballogy Skills Assessment as well as Ballogy’s development curriculum and combine services now provide the industry’s first data, development, and measurement all on one platform. Learn more by clicking here.