Basketball machine will help Tiger basketball teams

Girls and boys Douglas High School varsity basketball teams practice with the basketball shooting machine.

Girls and boys Douglas High School varsity basketball teams practice with the basketball shooting machine.

Carson Valley Health donated an advanced basketball shooting and rebounding machine to the Douglas Tigers Basketball boys and girls teams.

The “The Gun 12k” Basketball Shooting Machine will pass the ball to any location on the floor, but also keeps track of makes and misses for an individual or team from any location. The 19-inch front display provides instant feedback and can help increase players’ shooting arch to 45 degrees, resulting in a 44 percent increase in target size.

“The Gun 12k allows an individual to get up to 2,400 shots per hour,” said Boys Varsity Coach Corey Thacker. “It has helped increase the shooting reps for both the boys and girls basketball programs to improve their shooting.”

Located in the gym at Douglas High School, the shooting machine is available for use by both girls and boys varsity and junior varsity squads and was donated before the start of the 2022/2023 season.

“Having the support of our community is amazing,” said Coach Thacker. “Carson Valley is one of the best places to raise a family because of the backing the community has for all the kids in our area. With the recent donation of the basketball shooting machine from Carson Valley Health, our kids have gained a valuable tool, confidence, and many opportunities to improve their skills.”

Carson Valley Health congratulates both the girls and boys basketball team on excellent seasons with the Girls Varsity team’s semi-final appearance of the regional tournament and the Boys Varsity team’s trip to the State Tournament for a second year in a row.

“We are so proud of the progress and accomplishments of both teams at Douglas High School,” said Carson Valley Health Chief Operating Officer, Shannon Albert. “Organized sports, like basketball, help young people improve more than just physical skills. They also help improve social skills and give youth an outlet to get their energy out. We’re glad we could help.”


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