(MaxOne is a proud partner of Front Office Sports)
Basketball athletes who want to take their game to the next level are always seeking out the latest and greatest tool, or a coach that can help them reach that goal. In 2020, both of these things can be found within a smartphone.
For many athletes, the season was cut short and training has been put on hold. While this may spell trouble for those seeking to get better at their sport, athletes who are using the M1 SmartCoach as an on-demand digital trainer are able to keep their momentum going and continue to train while social-distancing at home.As at-home training has become more important over the last couple of weeks, M1 SmartCoach has seen a 1000% increase in downloads and has skyrocketed to a top 20 app on the app stores.
The M1 SmartCoach is the first on-demand digital trainer that combines personal data and proven training concepts empowering athletes to get better. The M1 SmartCoach is driven by MaxOne’s proprietary artificial intelligence platform that has been trained by decades of basketball shooting experience layered on top of data from thousands of shots.
According to MaxOne, users can experience pro-level coaching at their fingertips. In-app coaches included NBA shooting guru Mike Malat and Collin Castellaw of the Shot Mechanics. Other training organizations also include Point Guard College and BluePrint Athletes.
The automated process studies video of an athlete’s shooting mechanics, learns how they shoot, and provides custom training programs to help any athlete improve their game now.
All one needs is a ball, a hoop and a smartphone to get started. Simply start by setting up a mobile device and record yourself taking a shot. Unlike other health or fitness apps, the data collection goes far beyond the basic demographic and physiological data. The SmartCoachAi system captures the biomechanics of the athletes’ shot and provides a detailed individual report
that can be collected anywhere at any time.“The M1 SmartCoach technology gives athletes expert level training, accessible from anywhere. I can now share my knowledge, and help youth athletes around the world,” Jon Horford founder and CEO of Blueprint Athletes and former professional basketball player said.
Once the user is done recording and the system has collected the data, the SmartCoachAi creates an individualized report that shows how the player can improve.
“I wish I would have had a tool like this coming up. Too often I see young athletes building bad habits, and developing incorrect fundamentals. The M1 SmartCoach solves this problem by evaluating an athlete’s mechanics, and providing access to on-demand coaching,” Anthony Tolliver of the Sacramento Kings said.
For the first time, combining data and expert minds eliminates the confusion on how to train and improve mechanics. The tailored report adapts to the user and continues to evolve as they get better.
Athletes can now focus on improving their mechanics rather than focus on counting their reps, leaning to much more meaningful practice.