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Facilities

In the Zone boasts 3 full size basketball courts each measuring 80’ x 50’ with regulation varsity style glass backboards, break away rims and wall mounted electronic scoreboards. We also have special sport tile flooring manufactured by Mataflex that provides nice gripping and safety characteristics. There are sideline bleachers for 120 spectators and sideline benches for coaches and teams.

Basketball Training:
2 courts have 6 side baskets plus another basket between the courts. This provides 20 total baskets which makes In the Zone an ideal place for basketball training. Additionally, we also have:

  • “Shoot-A-Way” shot trainer:
    This is a large rebounding system that surrounds the rim with a net to rebound shots and channel them to one of 2 rails which return the ball to the shooter. The rebounding net is about 14’ high which not only rebounds but also forces optimum arc on shots from about 15-18 ft. By using the Shoot-A-Way properly, players can get about 100 shots in 10 minutes. The Shoot-A-Way is available almost any time the courts are open for public use. Teams that rent the courts also have access to the shoot away. There is no additional charge for using the Shoot-A-Way
  • Five “Ultimate Defenders”:
    Which are portable and adjustable life-size practice dummies. These can be positioned to provide a more realistic aspect to your drills. The arms can be manipulated and the torso can be raised to provide obstacles up to 11’ high. These are great for shooting over or passing between and around.
  • Two Toss-Backs (passing aids) to help make drills more efficient and realistic.
  • 12 six ft poles to use instead of cones (provides a more realistic experience).
  • Lots of Basketballs — Men’s and Women’s sizes.

These items are available for training upon request:

  • Heavy Balls
  • Shooting gloves
  • Rebounding Rim (very small opening so most every shot produces a rebound) must be requested in advance.
  • Shooting Rim (smaller rim to force more accurate shots) must be requested in advance.
  • Cones
  • Floor Markers
  • Chairs
  • Tennis Balls

 

Shooting Trainers

In the Zone has 3 main shooting trainers.  These training aides have large nets that not only rebound made and missed shots but also help develop proper arc.  The trainers also return the ball to the shooter, either my mechanical passes or by gravity.  Players can get off a lot of shots in a short time using these devices.  Our 3 trainers are: Dr. Dish, The Gun and The Shoot-a-way.

Dr Dish:   This is our newest and most advanced trainer.   It rebounds and can pass to one of 19 spots along the perimeter.  For an overview of Dr. Dish (ITZ has the All-Star Model):

There are 20 pre-set shooting routines. Or players can set the routine by selecting location, shots taken at each spot, shots made at each spot, time between shots and several other parameters.  There is also an app that players can use to track their overall performance, total shots by day, week, month, year, percentages etc.  In order to use the Dr Dish, players will need a short class (5 min) on how to use it.  Use is in the new Shooting Center and is by reservation only.  Rates start at $50/hr (includes court time). See Rates and Memberships for more pricing info and discounts.

 

“THE GUN” is a shooting training device similar to the Shoot-Away but it is mechanical and actually passes the ball back via an electro-mechanical arm. It can also rotate so you can cover the entire 3 point arc while constantly moving and shooting. It keeps track of your shots taken, shots made and gives your shooting percentage. The Gun is available by appointment and typically is only beneficial for kids 7th grade and older. When running, it occupies almost an entire half court so court rental rates apply in addition to usage rates.

Rates vary depending upon time of day and time of year. Call for availability and pricing.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What are the differences between The Gun and Dr Dish?    Both are mechanical shooting trainers that will pass and rebound balls for the shooter.   Both are capable of making passes to various spots on the perimeter. Both keep track of shots taken, shots made and shooting percentage.   The Gun can either pass to one spot or rotate and make one pass at each spot before rotating again.   Dr Dish can be programmed to rotate to specific spots, TAKE a predetermined number of shots at each spot before moving to next spot, MAKE a predetermined number of shots at each spot before moving to next spot, or MAKE a certain number of shots IN A ROW before moving to the next spot. Dr Dish can also be programmed to continue for a specific amount of time, until a certain number of shots are taken or a specific number of shots are made. The Dish is BLUE TOOTH enabled and has a smart phone APP so users can track their shots daily, weekly, monthly and total to date. The APP gives an overall shooting percentage. Groups can be created and coaches can track individuals or team performance. Additionally, the Dish can be moved away from the basket to facilitate post player practice. Note: This comparison is valid only for the 2 models ITZ owns.  The Gun has newer models with more functions.

 

  1. How long should I rent? A good shooting workout is generally between 250 and 500 shots. A nice tempo is one shot every 5 seconds which is 12 shots/minute. That equates to 250 shots in about 21 minutes. Add in some rest periods and its a good 30 minute rental. If you want to double that goal to 500 shots–it’s 42 minutes of shooting or an hour rental (with rest periods).  Its a good idea to rent with a partner: one shoots, one rests.

 

  1. Should I rent The Gun or Dr Dish? This depends on your goals. If you want to work on your shot to get out of a slump or you have a few specific things to iron out, rent The Gun. If you want to shoot from one specific spot or take a bunch (25-50) of shots at one spot before moving to another spot, rent the Gun.   If you want to develop a longer range training program to become an overall better shooter, rent Dr Dish.

Bottom line:   Short term use =The Gun

One spot focus= The Gun

Longer term training program=Dr Dish

 

  1. What’s a realistic training session? If you’re by yourself, take 50 shots using Drill #3 (about 4 minutes), Rest a minute, take another 50, rest. Continue until you have taken 250 shots (about 30 minutes).   If you have a partner: one person takes 50 shots then rest, while the other person takes 50 shots. Continue to rotate until each has taken 250 shots (about 1 hour).