Welcome!

News Feed Item

FastModel's New App, Gooroo, Gives Youth Coaches Access To Practice Plans Designed By The Pros

Basketball legend George Karl is the latest coach to share coaching curriculum on the app

CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FastModel Sports, the leading playbook software provider to the NBA and NCAA, announces the launch of Gooroo, an app that guides youth basketball coaches through an entire season of practices featuring Olympic gold medalist and Hall-of-Fame coach Tara VanDerveer and, new this week, George Karl, the 2013 NBA Coach of the Year.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140106/CG40915)

FastModel Sports has developed a customer base that includes all 30 NBA teams, over 500 Division I programs and over 5,000 college and high school coaches. The company is now committing to a broader mission: keeping kids involved in sports so they can benefit from the many social, emotional and physical benefits of organized athletics.

"Most people don't know that although organized sports are offered in most communities, nearly 75 percent of young athletes drop out before the age of 15," said FastModel Founder Ross Comerford. "We believe we can keep more kids involved and benefiting from sports by empowering youth coaches with tools to provide engaging, skill-building practice sessions. Gooroo reduces stress and delivers the instruction youth coaches need to teach the game."

Available now free for the iPhone and iPad in the iTunes app store, Gooroo offers two youth basketball curriculums designed by VanDerveer and Karl. Coaches can access an entire season of practices – including over 150 youth basketball drills for girls and boys in grades 5-8.

Visually diagrammed drills, complete with instructional videos are available at coaches' fingertips through an easy-to-use interface.

"Gooroo combines coaching with technology, making it easy for parent and volunteer coaches to access a basketball practice planned by a professional coach," said VanDerveer. "Now a busy parent or volunteer coach can get a full season of practices right on their phone so they arrive at practice with a real tool to help young people enjoy the game and be successful in the game."

"Technology like this can help coaches create better experiences for players, increasing their likelihood to stay involved with basketball into their young adult years," said Karl. "I am excited to be a part of Gooroo's mission and to give back to the game by helping youth coaches."

For more information, go to http://www.gooroo.com/ or download Gooroo on the iTunes app store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gooroo/id716673294?mt=8.

You can view the Gooroo mission video here: http://youtu.be/n6Gd764f5O4

About FASTMODEL SPORTS
Chicago-based FastModel Sports creates software and mobile apps that empower coaches and motivate players. The preferred playbook software provider to all 30 NBA teams, over 500 Division I programs and over 5,000 college and high school coaches, FastModel is focused on creating tools that help foster the positive, life-changing experience sports can offer players.

SOURCE FastModel Sports

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalised support service from its globally located cloud plat...
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
"Outscale was founded in 2010, is based in France, is a strategic partner to Dassault Systémes and has done quite a bit of work with divisions of Dassault," explained Jackie Funk, Digital Marketing exec at Outscale, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We focus on SAP workloads because they are among the most powerful but somewhat challenging workloads out there to take into public cloud," explained Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"DivvyCloud as a company set out to help customers automate solutions to the most common cloud problems," noted Jeremy Snyder, VP of Business Development at DivvyCloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager – it’s starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.