The Basketball Playmaker is a revolutionary tool for coaches, scouts, press and fans . . . enabling basketball plays to be digitally created and saved for future reference.
Modeled after the ubiquitous coach's whiteboard, the Basketball Playmaker provides offense and defense avatars that can be dragged around the screen (the court) to simulate plays and formations. As plays are designed, the system stores movement, passes and shots and the associated track lines. At playback time "tracking lines" can be optionally turned on and off in "Play" and "Step" Mode.
Plays can be saved and played back at any time (during a timeout, a practice or a bench conversation). Snapshots of these plays can be made with a click of a button and the resulting "photo" can be emailed, printed and/or filed as needed.
The Basketball Playmaker has hundreds of predefined formation combinations (i.e. 1-2-3 defense vs. post offense, or man to man vs. perimeter, etc.). The court can be specified as anything from predefined Professional to International to College to High School to Middle School layouts.
Player avatars are represented with standard 1 through 5 nomenclatures; letters (PG, SG, SF, PF, C); uniform numbers or even player names. In addition, the color of the player avatars as well as the court itself is totally in control of the user.
Designed to run without an active internet connection. E-Mail your plays when you get back to the office.
On iPad there is Shot Mapper functionality . . . to track shots, misses and the running score. Useful for Assistant Coaches mapping shots; scouts preparing for an upcoming opponent; a parent helping a son or daughter; or a hard core fan engrossed in March Madness.
Simply tap on an approximate court coordinate and select the shooter; specify a hit or miss; and whether the shooter was fouled while shooing. Made shot appear as a green basketball, missed as a red . . . with a user specified Uniform Number, Player Name or even a player photograph or avatar.
History of shots can be toggled off and on and displayed in various subsets and combination of subsets;
•Home Team Only
•Away Team Only
A special foul shot screen track free throws and places them into the continuous running score.
Games are save and can be recalled at anytime. All data is stored locally on the iPad with no need for a Wi-Fi or intent connection.
Games can be replayed shot by shot (watch as the score changes shot to shot to shot).
Game Recaps can be broken out by the parameters mentioned above and then
•E-Mailed as PDF or Image
•Images can be save (incorporate in other apps)
•And complete game statistical breakdown can be printed or emailed.
Unlimited number of games, teams, athletes and shots are supported with no add-on charges.
The Basketball Playmaker is a serious tool for those that are serious about basketball.
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Minor bug fix
Ratings and Reviews
This is a terrific app and has improved dramatically since it was release a couple months ago. The original version allowed a coach like myself to draw up plays and play them back. Since then the developer has added the ability to run the plays on a big projection screen (which is great in a locker room). I can toggle lines off and on and even link names to the other team's players (i.e.“the red headed kid” instead of # 5).
I've talked to the developer several times and he is very responsive and seems determined to make this a world class sports app.
The only caveat – this is really an iPad only app. The iPhone is really too small. But for the iPad I highly recommend it.
not a fan of the app. not worth the money, you can get the same from $1 app. no erase or step back function. If you do more than a few steps in a play it just becomes a jumbled mess of lines. The animations should erase the lines after each step so you can see the true motions. You would think paying more for an app you would get some nice functions but nothing that stands out. It would be nice when "recording" a play you could move 2 or more players at the same time in each frame rather than one by one each player moves. on an iphone, the finger touch is not accurate. overall very frustrating to use...waste of money : (
You can do very little as far as writing plays. You cannot set screens, everything is STRAIGHT LINES (no v cuts here), no squiggle line on dribble penetration, no dotted lines on passes, forget curl cuts. This is quite possibly the worst $10 I have ever spent. One star because they wouldn't let me give a zero.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.