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$1,242
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 4 2019 3:31 PM UTC +00:00

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** For every $10 increment you contribute to our campaign, you will be given one entry into a drawing for 2 free tickets to the 2020 NCAA Final Four in Atlanta, GA (Ex. - a $10 contribution is one entry, $100 contribution is ten entries) ** 

Kickstarter is all or nothing - so we need YOUR support to reach our goal of $100,000 and start manufacturing Boost Hoops. If we don't meet our goal, you don't get charged - so there is no risk involved.

This is Boost Hoop - and it's for YOU!

The Boost Hoop is here to revolutionize basketball and spark love for the game. Designed for the developing player and every fan of the game, the Boost Hoop immediately develops a higher shot-arc, boosts shooting confidence, and engages you to keep playing the game.

The current basketball shooting tools on the market are only geared toward skilled players looking to further increase their skills. There are no products for the 4.2 million youth players in the U.S. that simplify shooting, boost confidence, and easily teach shot-arc.   

Easily attaching to every type of basketball rim, the Boost Hoop makes the game more exciting and accessible for everyone – no matter the age or skill level – while naturally teaching and reinforcing a higher shot-arc. 

So if you’re a parent, coach, or just a fan of basketball with a goal in your driveway, pre-order a Boost Hoop today and instantly boost your game!   

Why Boost Hoop?

Developing and youth basketball players often get discouraged or frustrated when they struggle to score and leads to a loss of interest in the sport. Additionally, it's difficult for youth players to grasp the concept of shot-arc, which is essential for shooting success at any skill level.

Similar to how tee ball, training wheels, and bowling bumpers teach the fundamental skills allowing for success in baseball, biking, and bowling, the Boost Hoop is here to do the same with basketball.  

The old saying is "practice makes perfect" but now with the Boost Hoop, it's "perfect practice makes perfect".  Let's break down the Boost Hoop to see exactly how:

1) Shot Improvement

  • An angled sidewall adds 4" of height, naturally reinforcing a higher shot-arc to an optimal 45 degrees.

2) Confidence Boost

  • The Boost Hoop's unique funnel design nearly doubles the scoring area, engaging and encouraging players to keep playing through a positive-reinforcement cycle as they score more often.

3) Durable & Universal Design

  • A carbon-fiber shell and foam lining make the Boost Hoop strong and lightweight.
  • Modular strap design allows the Boost Hoop to easily fit on every type of basketball rim.

Observation and Feedback

We have taken the Boost Hoop to local YMCA's, sports facilities, basketball academies, and elementary schools to get feedback from players, coaches, and parents.  

Players: When watching kids shoot on the Boost Hoop, we instantly noticed an increase in player enthusiasm and confidence in their shot. We decided to attach the Boost Hoop to only one of the two goals at YMCA youth basketball practices. Players instantly gravitated towards the goal with the Boost Hoop. They loved seeing the ball go into the basket more often and were excited to keep playing - their smiles said it all. 

Coaches: The Boost Hoop allows players to develop an 'up-n-over' mentality, a key skill many developing players struggle with. Not only do coaches love the Boost Hoop for shooting drills, they also love it for lay-up lines because it requires their players to put the ball higher up on the backboard, and not get jammed between the backboard and rim. Through successful repetition and muscle memory, players have an increased shot-arc even after the Boost Hoop has been removed from the rim.

Parents: "Competitive nature is built through fostered success". At first, many parents thought the Boost Hoop was just another crutch that made sports easier. However, after drawing similarities to tee ball and training wheels, parents saw the simplistic value the Boost Hoop provides - boosting confidence while developing shot-arc. 

At the end of the day, every parent wants to see their child achieve success and become a superstar! This summer, we are moving our YMCA partnership to the next level as we begin to test the Boost Hoop in youth league games. Eventually, we plan to have the Boost Hoop in youth leagues across the nation, which means goodbye to youth games that ended in single-digit scores or lopsided blowouts, and hello to youth games that are more exciting for everyone - players, coaches, parents, and spectators included. 

How to use

Right out of the box, the Boost Hoop is easy to assemble and even quicker to install onto each and every basketball goal. The Boost Hoop will take less than 60 seconds to hook up and take down.  When the Boost Hoop arrives at your door, the foam layer will already be in the carbon-fiber shell, so there are a few steps to complete the assembly:

  • First: Slide the rubber straps through the slots
  • Second: Simply plug and twist the "bowtie" pegs into their spots and twist 90 degrees to lock
  • Third and final step: Place the Boost Hoop on a rim, wrap each strap tightly around the rim and notch it on the peg!  
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Closing & Kickstarter Ask

With the Boost Hoop, the game of basketball is more exciting for all ages as it boosts your confidence and your game. We have all our manufacturing partners on standby and ready to go! 

This is where YOUR support comes in: 

We need you to help us raise $100,000 so we can get our tooling made, materials delivered, and get the first round of Boost Hoops manufactured! 

So whether you're a parent, coach, or just a fan of basketball with a goal in your driveway - order your Boost Hoop today to help us revolutionize basketball and spark love for the game!

Thank you,

The Boosted Ideas Lab Team - Jason, Isaac, Andrew, and Logan

 Invented at Wichita State University, the Boost Hoop began as a simple idea to create a "youth basketball training and encouragement tool".  A start-up company founded by four Wichita State students, Boosted Ideas Lab, licensed the Boost Hoop in 2019 in order to bring the patent-pending technology to market. "Maximizing innovation to elevate the experience for our customers" is the mission of Boosted Ideas Lab, and the Boost Hoop reflects our dedication to the mission as we set out to revolutionize basketball and spark love for the game.  

Risks and challenges

The delivery date is estimated based on the necessary time needed to manufacture and deliver all Boost Hoops. We have given ourselves ample time to fulfill all orders in a timely manner and are confident in our ability to provide consumers the finished product by the stated date, but we ask for your patience and flexibility if an excessive number of orders slightly delays the process.

Please note that the Boost Hoops depicted in the promotional video and images above are prototypes that were created using advanced 3D printers. The final, manufactured product that will arrive at your door will maintain all the same features but will look slightly different due to the added benefits gained from using high quality materials and superior production methods.

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