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Best Basketball Apps for Training & Stats

ByQueen Ballers Club|| August 21, 2023If you buy something from a link on our site, Queen Ballers Club may earn a commission.

Ready to improve your workouts, track your progress, and get custom drills for ball handling, footwork, defense, and shooting? Today we’ve rounded up some of the best basketball apps for training and stat tracking.

Explore our selection of free basketball training apps, dribbling apps, basketball game apps, and stats apps. For each app we provide an overview, what makes it so unique, devices it’s compatible with, who it’s designed for, and pricing. We hope this saves you time so you can get right into your workout. If we had to recommend just one app, it’d be HomeCourt because it’s super comprehensive and motivating — and there’s even a free level you can begin with!

You can also develop your basketball IQ anytime, anywhere, with our fun basketball IQ card game (here for beginners and here for advanced), created in partnership with a Nike basketball trainer! And create great goals and keep track of your progress with our helpful printable journal.

Best free basketball training apps

If you’re looking for some basketball workout inspiration, stat tracking, and more all for cheap, here are a few free basketball training apps we think you’ll enjoy.

1. Nike HomeCourt

Nike’s HomeCourt is one of our favorite free, interactive basketball app because it can help players of any level get better – and there’s no extra technology required to get it set up. We use this one pretty much every day. The app can track your self-designed workouts and your stats. Or you can choose from a bunch of challenges, interactive drills and instructions from NBA and WNBA athletes to complete. What’s really cool is that the app makes your workout feel like you’re inside a game, with an immersive live-action experience powered by AR (augmented reality), with virtual targets, audio cues, bonus levels, points and badges. Plus, it makes it easy to compete against your friends: you can even challenge a teammate to any HomeCourt activity with a time-shifted “Battle Mode” that matches you up head-to-head. 

Nike HomeCourt app

What’s most unique: As an added bonus, participants who opt-in to NBA Global Scout are eligible to receive invitations to select NBA tryouts, camps, tournaments, and showcases!

Price: The free version of the app includes access to the full library of 100+ drills and activities. Get unlimited shot tracking. However, you can only see your results and workouts from that day. If you want to be able to go back and reference previous workouts, you’ll want to upgrade to HomeCourt Plus.

HomeCourt Plus has your full workout history, complete skill ratings, the ability to join the members-only training club, request feedback from HomeCourt pro trainers, participate in HomeCourt Global Camp, and create up to four user profiles. You can get it as a subscription as either monthly ($7.99) or yearly auto-renewable ($69.99).

Expert reviews: 4.6 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “The HomeCourt App is absolutely amazing! I use it everyday to track my basketball workouts. You can compete in periodic challenges with players all over the world or increase your skills each day to rise to the tops of the leaderboards.”

By the way, if you love HomeCourt’s ball-handling workouts, you might also love DribbleTag. It’s a new interactive motion game, now available cross-platform in the free Active Arcade app (which works on Android!).

2. Are You A Bucket?

This app is such a fun game to play when you’ve got at least two people. It’s free to download and to access a few cards. The complete version costs $2.99 though. But it’s totally worth it! Basically it helps you play 1-on-1 in the most game realistic and challenging format ever created for the game of basketball. It’s designed by Impossible Training’s Micah Lancaster.

The app’s game will challenge your skills, IQ, and shot making ability through drawing cards that contain realistic constraints, bonuses, and penalties for each possession. Basically you have to follow the instructions on your card – including dribble constraints and types of scoring, and see if you can score that way. If you do, you earn the number of points the card is worth. The game’s objective is to be the first to reach fifteen points.

Are you a bucket app

What’s most unique: This is the most creative basketball app we’ve seen when it comes to a live play game. And it’s a great way to expand your bag, as it forces you to try new moves and combinations in order to score points.

Price: Free but costs $2.99 to access most features

3. Hoops: AI Basketball Training

This is an app that helps improve your shot. After years of this company working with top NBA teams, you can now use the same technology to make more shots. This app measures shots taken, and instantly provides verbal feedback for shot, arc, and depth, allowing players to correct their shot in real-time. This helps them build the muscle memory needed for a consistent shot. You also have the option to play and compare your game to top NBA players, and the ability to connect with friends and compete against them.

Hoops: AI Basketball Training
Hoops: AI Basketball Training

What’s most unique: The Hoops Shooting System also stores all of the data online for free, allowing you to view your shot data and know exactly what areas need improvement. eligible to receive invitations to select NBA tryouts, camps, tournaments, and showcases!

Price: Free

Expert Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “Hoops gives my players audio feedback every time they shoot. It teaches them to focus on getting the right arc and getting a repeatable stroke.”

4. ShotTracker Player

ShotTracker gives you in-depth statistical and performance data to take your game to the next level. In the all you canget detailed stats including shooting statistics. You can review all of your workouts by day, month, year or career. And analyze your shooting percentages (FG, 2PT, 3PT, and FT percentage in real-time), points, court time and personal shot maps. Plus, follow your friends using ShotTracker to see just how hard everyone is working. The only minus is that some users report there are times where they’ve lost connection on the app and it just freezes, and they have to restart it which isn’t great.

ShotTracker Player
ShotTracker Player

What’s most unique: It also provides the ability to manually enter your own workouts and track your history.

Price: Free

Expert Reviews: 3.7 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “I purchased the shot tracker system for my son and daughter to help improve their game. The equipment arrived and we downloaded the app and everything went smooth with the connection. After a week of workouts and drills I must say this is the best training aid and basketball development system on the market today. You need a dedicated goal to be able to attach the net sensor. Now my kids can keep up with their daily workouts and see what areas need the most improvement. They love this app.”

Best basketball dribbling apps

Check out basketball dribbling apps for great handling drills.

5. DribbleUp

This is gamified basketball dribbling training and it’s great for kids. Enjoy new live and on-demand workouts every day with the DribbleUp smart basketball. Using state-of-the-art technology, DribbleUp tracks your ball to guide you through live and on-demand workouts including a variety of up to 30 classes a week to improve ball-handling, stamina, hand-eye coordination, and confidence. DribbleUp integrates with the Apple Health app too.

DribbleUp app

What’s most unique: There are challenges to keep your motivated, and watching your reps go up knowing you can beat your personal record keeps you going. Plus there’s a Facebook group you can join filled with over 22,000 families sharing pictures and videos of their progress with their ball.

Price:  $9.99 per month, plus you’ll need to purchase the ball

Expert Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “We purchased this for our nine year old son to use. This is his first year to play basketball and we really don’t know much about the sport. Within just a few days he had watched the tutorials and absolutely could not put the basketball down! I asked my son what he thought of the experience and his exact words were “It’s fun and so easy to use!”

Best basketball training apps

Check out basketball training apps that improve all aspects of your game, including shooting drills and footwork drills.

6. Utrain

Utrain is similar to CoachUp in that it’s a marketplace for connecting athletes with coaches. Athletes can create social posts and connect with friends and trainers. Plus, you can see trainer ratings and reviews to ensure a safe and professional environment.

Urtrain app

What’s unique: Post and find pick up games. Plus check in and see who’s there.

Designed for: Trainers, parents, players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod, Mac

Expert Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “So cool, It’s a great platform to connect with trainers around me!”

Price: Free

7. 94FeetofGame

The 94FEETOFGAME Basketball Training App offers an inside at the drills Assistant Lakers coach Phil Handy has done with pros including Steve Nash, Harrison Barnes, and Jewell Loyd. Phil Handy has always promoted the fundamentals for the game of basketball, so fittingly the app offers over 60 unique ball handling drills and workouts. There’s also a library of over 50 unique strength and conditioning drills, and even additional cardio workouts to help take your game to the next level. But Phil doesn’t just focus on the offensive side of the game, he also provides a variety of defensive basketball drills that will help you become the best defender possible.


What’s unique: Get 1 unique new basketball drill to practice each day on the app. The drills will focus on ball handling, shooting, footwork, finishing, post moves, breakdown handles, and more.

Designed for: Basketball coaches, trainers, parents, and players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad

Expert Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “I really think it’s a great app for kids learning and young adults. It’s really helpful and the things he teach are true I have tried them it help my shot. I really suggest this app for everyone all ages. It has to be great because this is my first review ever for anything.”

Price: $0.99 free trial for a month, and then $9.99 per month after that

8. PureSweat Basketball Workout

Improve your workouts and improve your game with the Pure Sweat Basketball Workouts app. In this app, NBA Skills Coach, Drew Hanlen guides you through a diverse but simple collection of comprehensive skill workouts, based on what you need to work on and how long you have to work. There are workouts for players of all levels that can be done individually or with a partner or coach. Also the activity tab allows you to see exactly how much time you are working in each category. Our only criticism of this app is there is too much focus on getting as many reps as possible, rather than just having a few moves for a lot of quality reps. And ideally the drills would be a little more challenging.

Pure Sweat Basketball Workouts
Pure Sweat Basketball Workouts

What’s unique: There are time-specific workouts, so you can maximize every free minute you’ve got. Whether you want a quick 15-minute skill specific workout or want a full 60-minute comprehensive workout, this app has you covered.

Designed for: Basketball players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod, Mac

Expert Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “No brainer if you’re looking to improve your game and also your training habits. So many times players, especially younger players, want to work and improve but don’t know what to work on, and end up wasting hours in the gym “shooting around” while consequently, developing poor habits. The beauty of this app is that it not only provides a solution for players at any level lacking a strategic plan as to how to go about their workouts, but it does so in a way that is simple, efficient, and purposeful. Would highly recommend to players of all ages, especially high school kids.”

Price: Free to get started but then $4.99 per month or $49.99 yearly

9. The Peloton app

This app is great for maintaining the fitness part of your basketball regime. Get motivation from their instructor team, bringing unique teaching styles and killer playlists to every class to motivate you to get the most from your workout. There are live and recorded workouts for strength, outdoor running, cardio, walking, yoga, meditation and stretching.  Sync your workouts to Health App to see a picture of your daily activity.

Peloton app
Peloton app

What’s most unique: You can even do a guided program. Designed to help you reach your next goal, Peloton instructors have created training programs from 4 to 18 weeks long.

Price:  $12.99 per month

Expert Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “Wow! I am enamored with this app. The classes are quick, engaging, and have immediate results. I’ve never been a big gym rat and prefer to be outside during all seasons. I have been running fun runs with Peloton, and I’m excited every day to get out and meet a new instructor and even hear different music. Every class I have taken the instructors are precise in body positioning which prevents injuries and also makes what you are trying to do easier and of course beneficial.”

Best basketball game apps

These basketball game apps are good for watching games, studying game play, and interacting with communities around games.

10. HUDL

This iOS app helps you study the video you’ve uploaded, or capture new video using your device. The app makes it easy to record video and then watch all your team’s game, practice, and opponent scout video. You can also take notes and analyze full breakdown data on each clip, right from your device.

HUDL app
HUDL app

What’s unique: Players can easily view all their Highlights and Top Plays, then share them with friends.

Designed for: Basketball coaches and players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad

Expert Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “The key to creating a highlight is capturing the top plays immediately after each game which is simple with this app…Adding music and making the final season highlight video with other cool HUDL features is simple.”

Price: Free

11. FastDraw Basketball

All 30 NBA teams and over 600 NCAA DI basketball programs use FastDraw to build their team’s playbooks – now you can too. Easily draw, save, organize and share basketball plays. Coaches can build their playbooks with exclusive access to over 4,000 plays and drills from other professional and amateur FastDraw coaches. You’re able to save and edit any play, and draw plays quickly with your finger.

FastDraw basketball
FastDraw basketball

What’s unique: Get proven ideas from the best minds in basketball including Larry Brown, George Karl and Tara VanDerveer.

Designed for: Basketball coaches, but could also be used by players looking to improve their game IQ
Compatible with: iPad

Expert Reviews: 3.4 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “Great app for creating plays and giving details. The drawing function is very professional looking.”

Price: Free to get started, FastDraw Season Pass $24.99, FastDraw Suite $89.99.

12. Stadium Live: The Sports Game

Stadium Live combines sports and shopping in a fun gaming type way. It is a unique digital world for sports and esports fans to create, connect, and play with fans around the world to celebrate the sports you love – including basketball. Connect with other fans during live matches or streams! Create your avatar and pick your favorite teams and leagues to get started. Build daily fantasy rosters, make game predictions, and answer picks and polls to earn XP and coins to improve your avatar through the store and exclusive drops! Currently live for major basketball, soccer, and football leagues.

Stadium Live

What’s unique: Nice way to blend sports and fashion.

Designed for: Fans and players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone

Expert Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “The community is amazing and welcoming, the mods and staff are helpful and I get to customize my character in designer brands and show off my style. I think this is the most interactive experience I’ve ever done with the staff also streaming popular games and while they play you can make friends with them.”

Price: Free

Best basketball stats apps

If you’re most interested in game data, including shooting percentages and game results, check out these handy basketball stat apps.

13. WNBA app

The WNBA app makes it easy to watch games, and enjoy live stats, scores, photos and video highlights of top plays. You can also get push notifications for breaking news, injury updates, and game alerts. Plus, you can chat with fellow fans and tap to cheer for all Commissioner’s Cup games.

WNBA app
WNBA aoo

What’s unique: You can watch games on the app through your WNBA League Pass subscription. Just register an account on your mobile device to also enjoy WNBA League Pass on your computer. If you’re already subscribed to WNBA League Pass, you can simply log in to the app with your existing username and password.

Designed for: Fans, coaches, and players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Android

Expert Reviews: 3.7 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “I love this app so much and it is the best way to watch WNBA basketball because we all know how major sports companies don’t play women’s sports as often as they should. The WNBA app also has different videos and news about the latest WNBA stuff and really helps you stay in the know of the players and teams. There were so many helpful tools for when I first started getting into WNBA basketball like going into settings and it showing you all of the teams so you can learn their names along with it showing all of the players and their names in alphabetical order.”

Price: Free

There are also apps for some WNBA teams: Indiana Fever, Phoenix Mercury, Minnesota Lynx, Seattle Storm, New York Liberty, Washington Mystics, and Chicago Sky.

14. NBA app

Jump into all the action with the latest scores, highlights, stats and news for the NBA. Get in-game and post game highlights. See game previews and recaps. And enjoy the latest news from across the league, including personalized content about your favorite players and teams. Plus get live access to select press conferences and events.

NBA app
NBA app

What’s unique: Subscribe to NBA League Pass to stream live basketball games, access condensed replays, customize your broadcast, and more.

Designed for: Fans, coaches, and players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Android

Expert Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “The Stories feature is really nifty, the videos play without trouble, and it’s easy to access content and interviews from the league.”

Price: Free

15. USA Basketball app

This app isn’t great for stats but we figured we’d mention it because you can get handy updates on the USA teams. This app features the latest news and video for USA Basketball teams including Men’s and Women’s National teams, as well as the Under 18 and Under 17 teams. It includes rosters, instructional videos, social posts and photo galleries.

USA basketball app
USA basketball app

What’s unique: You can find out how the players are doing in training

Designed for: Fans, coaches, and players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, Mac

Expert Reviews: 3.8 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “This app is great if you want to have the latest insights on USA basketball and schedules!”

Price: Free

16. ESPN app

The ESPN app can keep you in the loop with up-to-the-minute basketball scores, breaking news on signings and trades, and insightful analysis on matchups and drafts. Watch thousands of live events and shows from the ESPN networks. Subscribe to the ESPN+ streaming service for live sports, exclusive originals, premium articles, fantasy tools, and more. Get fast access to scores for your favorite teams and leagues and the top games of the day in the scores tab. Also, it makes it easy to subscribe to your favorite ESPN Podcasts or listen live to ESPN Radio. We just wish there was more women’s sports coverage on this one.

ESPN app
ESPN app

What’s unique: They let you watch select replays for a while after the live game too.

Designed for: Fans, coaches, and players of all ages
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Android

Expert Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 on the Apple App Store. “Love the variety of sports and games that subscribers can view live, daily for cheap. They let you watch select replays for a while after the live game too.”

Price: Free to get started and $6.99 for ESPN+ per month

Bonus: Her Hoop Stats and Across the Timeline

While HerHoopStats is not an app, it is one of the best places online to get insights about women’s basketball stats, so we had to share it. On this website you’ll find traditional and advanced stats for every team, player, and game in NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, and WNBA statistics, charts, and more. You’ll also get access to Lobo’s Look, reSEARCH, and Compare Resumes custom tools. Plus you can see their Her Hoop Stats ratings – all for just $20 per year.

Meanwhile Across the Timeline, designed by Kurtis Zimmerman , features robust WNBA statistics online as well. Check out the player database, transactions database, awards data, and so much more.

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