Chad Briscoe and his son, Jamir, have created a basketball training tool called Ball By Yourself® Strap, the world’s first and only basketball training tool that allows players to train 100% of the time without ever chasing after loose balls, focusing on fitness, basketball skill development and safety while creating muscle memory through repetition.
Being a former European Professional Basketball player, former college All-American & former college and high school coach, Chad knows a thing or two about how important skill development is. His product works effectively for all players from age 5 up to adults.
He comments, “With the help of my son, I created Ball By Yourself® Strap to give kids an opportunity to see someone who looks like them who also had similar aspirations as them growing up to play professionally. My goal was to also help those who to want to ‘go pro’ to realize that they can do so in something other than just playing sports.”
“The reality is that only 1.3% of college players get drafted by the NBA, and they need to know that there are other career paths in the sports industry,” Chad adds. “Through our impact they will be inspired to formulate ideas that will possibly create products that will enhance the whole sports industry.”
Ball By Yourself® is currently being used by AAU, High School, College and D-league players across the country and has been sold to players in Brazil, Turkey, Spain, Australia and the UK. The product is also used as a physical fitness tool by kids and adults. It supports rehabilitation of injured players as well as patients with muscle restrictions (helping with arthritis to loosen muscles with passing & dribbling repetitions) and those who are wheelchair users.
With the collaboration between the NBA and the continent of Africa, children and adults from all 54 countries will have an opportunity to use this new training tool which promotes fundamentals without requiring a basketball court or even a partner. The product allows players to use their own 27.5, 28.5 or 29.5 basketball with the strap for convenience.
Ball By Yourself® is currently being sold online at www.BallByYourself.com as well as at AAU tournaments, camps and clinics across the country. The company was a vendor at last year’s Jam-On-It tournament in Reno, Nevada – the largest AAU basketball tournament in the country, hosting over 1,100 youth basketball teams. They sold out of their products after the first day of the event.
For investment opportunities, send an email to email@example.com or call 925-698-2384.
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“Back Home in the Dome”
Calling all fans: Show your Black & Silver Pride. Be a part of history and help the San Antonio Spurs celebrate the team’s 50th anniversary. Get ready to head back to and pack the ‘Dome for one more game. Fans can help the San Antonio Spurs break the NBA’s all-time attendance record? For one night only the Spurs will be “Back Home in the Dome” for the first time since 2002 as they host the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. The team strives to break the NBA’s all-time attendance record for a regular season game by filling the 65,000-plus capacity Alamodome with the best fans in the NBA!
Other memorable events and celebrations will take place throughout the 2022-23 basketball season to include Manu Ginobili’s 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame induction, games played in Mexico City and Austin,TX, and a host of keepsake collectibles given out at various games this year. For more information visit https://www.nba.com/spurs.
BYRON ALLEN’S HBCU GO ANNOUNCES‘THE HBCU GO SPORTS KICKOFF SHOW’
Three-Hour Football Preview Special Airs LIVE Saturday, September 3rd at 12 noon ET from the
Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on HBCU GO and Features Interviews with NFL, HBCU Alumni and Icons Including Deion Sanders, Doug Williams, Troy Vincent, Carl Francis, Will Packer, Tracey Edmonds, Keisha Knight Pulliam and More
Los Angeles, CA – September 1, 2022 Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group (AMG) FREE-streaming digital platform, HBCU GO — the leading media provider for the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will launch its inaugural football season with an event special featuring the nation’s top Gridiron NFL and Black College Football Hall of Famers and HBCU Alums. The“The HBCU GO Sports Kickoff Show” is not your average game day program. This star-studded special offers fans an exclusive look at the cultural engagement that can only be experienced at an HBCU football game. The pre-season show will air LIVE on Saturday, September 3 at 12 noon/ET on the AMG platforms HBCU GO, theGrio television network, theGrio Streaming App, Sports.TV, Local Now, and on broadcast television stations throughout the U.S.
Led by legendary HBCU sports analyst Charlie Neal, with color commentary by Jon Kelley and sideline reporting by Ashley Holder, the HBCU GO sportscasters will provide insight about the nation’s HBCU conferences, the Black College Football Hall of Fame and authentic, thought-provoking analysis of the competition on the field. The all-star team will offer viewers a taste of what they can expect every Saturday this fall from the action-packed Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) football schedule.
This three-hour football preview special will showcase the college marching bands, provide player profiles, game highlights, exclusive interviews and cameos from NFL and HBCU alumni and icons including:Pro Football Hall of Fame member and Jackson State University head coach, Deion Sanders, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Doug Williams, NFL legend and current Executive Vice President, Troy Vincent, NFL Players Association Communications and Brand Manager Carl Francis, film and television producer Will Packer, Emmy and NAACP award-winning film and television producer Tracey Edmonds, actress Keisha Knight Pulliam, and many more.
“The HBCU GO Sports Kickoff Show is another great milestone for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “We at Allen Media Group are one-thousand percent committed to building the HBCU sports conferences into great American franchises.”
“The HBCU GO Sports Kickoff Show” will be broadcast live from the Pro Football Hall of Famein Canton, Ohio – also home to the Black College Football Hall of Fame
Jordan Brand Welcomes Howard University
One of the most acclaimed HBCUs in the nation and home of an astounding list of alumni to include the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, Howard University and Jordan Brand team up for the next 20 years to establish academic and athletic opportunities.
What to Know
- The 20-year partnership between Jordan Brand and Howard University is built on a legacy of excellence and a vision for Black futures.
- The partnership aims to elevate Howard University’s athletic department, unlock new opportunities for recruitment and inspire a new generation to dream of excellence.
- Together, Jordan Brand and Howard University aim to amplify the influence of HBCUs on collegiate sport and continued impact on cultural globally.
- In addition to the partnership with Howard University, Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand’s $100M commitment to the Black Community helps advance the work of organizations fighting to create systemic change.
Howard University, is one of the most esteemed Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) with a tremendous legacy, rooted in a commitment to excellence. Jordan Brand is proud to continue that legacy through a 20 year partnership that will create academic and athletic opportunities that elevate the best of the Black Community.
“Howard University and Jordan Brand share a legacy of excellence and deep commitment to the Black Community. As a HBCU graduate, I understand the educational impact an institution like Howard University has. We are proud to partner with Howard University and see the growth in Black talent on the field and well beyond it,” says Craig Williams, Jordan Brand President.
The partnership deepens Jordan Brand’s connection to HBCU culture — which has influenced all aspects of Black culture in North America — and honor’s the university’s heritage by driving cultural connections across the diaspora.
“We have always been proud of our legacy at Howard University, but we are audacious enough to believe our future could be brighter than our past. Partnering with Jordan Brand is another signal of our ambitions as a university to become an even brighter beacon for Black Excellence. We are thrilled to work on that vision of greatness together,” says Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University President.
Grounding an exciting future for the Howard University athletic program, the first Jumpman uniforms for the Howard University athlete program will be revealed on August 27.
“This partnership amplifies the culture of champions we are building at Howard,” says Kery Davis, Athletic Director for Howard University. “After winning multiple MEAC Championships last year we are poised to continue with Jordan Brand by our side.”
Beyond excellence on both court and field, Jordan Brand also aims to unlock new opportunities in recruitment that simultaneously elevate athletic and academic experiences.
“HBCU‘s have been impacting culture since the beginning. Now we see a new era on the horizon, and an opportunity with Jordan Brand to introduce Howard University to the world. I’m excited to see our university collaborate with a partner like Jordan Brand that already means so much to the Black Community. Together, we have the power to make a difference and inspire the next generation of students to do the same,” says Jordyn Allen, Howard University Student Association President.
In addition to the partnership with Howard University, Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand’s $100M commitment to the Black Community helps advance the work of organizations fighting to create systemic change.
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