Category: Basketball Goals

When it comes to purchasing a basketball hoop, there are no shortage of options available. This is great news because whether you’re an amateur just looking to shoot a few hoops, or serious college or professional athlete, there’s a hoop out there to meet your needs. Let’s take a look at the various types of basketball hoops for home use: Common Types of Basketball Hoops for Home Use In its simplest form, basketball is a game of getting a ball through a hoop. The most basic type of basketball hoop is essentially a rim that can be attached to anything.… Read more »

As soon as you begin your search for a basketball hoop, you’ll soon realize there is no shortage of brands and models available. Whether you’re a first time buyer or or looking to replace an existing system, here are some key factors to keep in mind when buying a basketball hoop: Installation Type This one of the primary factors to consider when purchasing a basketball hoop. There are 4 main basketball goal installation types. Portable Portable basketball hoops are generally cheaper and smaller than hoops that are cemented into the ground. These goals include a base that is stabilized with… Read more »

An Unlikely Hero Severe storms in the midwest can be pretty common in the warmer months of the year. These storms can produce large gusts of wind anywhere from thirty to seventy miles per hour, and in some cases even up to one hundred mile per hour. That being said, the strength of high winds often means that severe storms and storm damage go hand in hand. Although storms are common, the occurrence can cause a lot of added stress. Since mother nature is so unpredictable, you never really know how much damage may occur, or when to expect a… Read more »

The Goalrilla GS54 and the Silverback 60″ In-Ground Basketball Hoop with Adjustable-Height Tempered Glass Backboard and Pro-Style Breakaway Rim (Silverback SB60) are both quality goals manufactured by Escalade Sports, but they do have several notable differences. As we begin to make some comparisons, it’s important to keep in mind that the Goalrilla system is designed to be a higher end goal, so in general, it is bigger and stronger. Goalrilla goals are intended to provide a regulation-like playing experience. Let’s examine some of the main differences when comparing the Goalrilla GS54 vs Silverback SB60. Goalrilla GS54 Silverback SB60 5″ x… Read more »

The NEW Goalrilla CV basketball goal with STBLZR Technology is redefining performance for residential hoops. Available in both 60” and 72” backboard sizes, STBLZR Technology significantly reduces the “shake” of a basketball goal after a dunk or rebound and completely stabilizes the backboard of the goal at regulation height. After a shock to the goal, some units will violently shake for up to a minute before coming to a rest. STBLZR Technology returns the hoop to its static, resting position quickly, allowing players to maximize practice time and stay focused on skill development. Utilizing the same technology used to eliminate… Read more »

A new basketball goal is an exciting (and sizable) investment, so it makes sense to do your research and compare the various models to find the one that best suits your needs. One question we often hear at is “What’s the difference between the GS60c and the CV54?”. This is a logical question because the two goals are at similar price points (and outstanding goals since they are both Goalrilla). So, we’d like to shed some light on some notable differences. Benefits of the CV54 over the GS60c The GS60c is the entry level 60” model in the Goalrilla… Read more »

As you’ve probably realized by now, there are many residential basketball systems available on today’s market. At, we carry two of the best-selling residential hoops in America: Goalrilla and Goalsetter. This article will help you understand some of the differences between the two basketball systems. Goalrilla Advantages Worm-Screw Actuator Goalrilla basketball systems are equipped with a worm-screw actuator, which is less likely to fail than other basketball systems. Most other residential goals use a gear adjustment system that raises and lowers the goal. Both technologies have been tested and the worm screw has been proven to last longer, and is more… Read more »

In Part 1 of our Basketball Court Building Guide we looked at the early planning stages of installing a basketball court and the various playing surfaces. In this article, we’ll examine the different size options for your basketball court. The size you choose to make your court will depend on the amount of available space and desired playing experience. Half Court Not quite sure if you need a full-court? Half-courts require less space, digging, surfacing, and one less basketball goal. They’re a nice addition without losing the space taken up by a full-court. Half Court (Narrow) A modified half-court still… Read more »

A basketball court can be a great addition to any home and is considered by many to be the best location to install a new basketball hoop. A home court is a great way to keep your children active outdoors and a popular neighborhood gathering place. If you have a young athlete who loves to compete, then you want to make sure he/she is playing on an authentic, standard court. Before You Start 1. Do you have the space? Some yards are limited, others are not. Make certain you have the space for not only the court, but additional space… Read more »

Backboard Pad for the Goalrilla DC72E1

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided you need a basketball hoop to make your suburban dream home complete! But there are so many choices out there…how will you ever choose?! One of the most important things you will need to consider when buying a basketball hoop is what size backboard you will need for your new basketball court. Backboard sizes vary in width from 48” wide all the way up to 72”, but for the sake of regular game play we recommend choosing backboard no smaller than 54” wide. Anything narrower than this measurement won’t allow the player to perform bank shots… Read more »

The Goalrilla installation always seems more daunting than it really is. The hardest part is digging the hole. The hole will be 4’ deep and about 18” around. There is no need for an auger, it can be dug by hand with a pair of post hole diggers. It is important that your anchor is installed correctly and at the proper depth to ensure that you are below the frost line and there is enough concrete weight to offset the weight of the goal. If you can dig the hole correctly, your work should be downhill from there. Be sure to  consult… Read more »

These two goals are both geared up with the features that have made Goalrilla the #1 residential basketball system in the world. They both come standard with: One piece 10’ steel post w/ welded gussets at the base Dupont powder coated paint & corrosion resistant hardware 3/8” tempered glass backboard w/ full parameter steel supported frame that includes a lifetime warranty Medium weight pro-style flex breakaway rim Welded board arms for maximum strength All steel actuator allowing adjustment of the rim from 7’1/2- 10’ Anchor bolt mounting system allowing owners to take their goal with them when they relocate  … Read more »

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Before we discuss what is different between a medium-weight flex rim and a heavy-weight flex rim, let’s discuss what is the same. For the uninitiated, they may appear to be the same. Sure they’re both orange. Of course, they are both spherical in nature and hold a nylon net with the help of twelve hooks. Most importantly,  both the medium-weight flex rim and heavy-weight flex rims are a regulation eighteen inches in diameter. Sorry, no excuses for those missed shots! So if the two rims are the same, why is there any reason to choose one over the other? Good question!  Well, once… Read more »

Amidst the excitement of purchasing a Goalrilla basketball goal, the overhang is something you may not initially think about. Overhang is the distance between the front of the post and the front of the backboard.  All Goalrilla goals have an overhang  of 2 1/2’ to 4’.  Typically, the deeper the overhang, the better, as the post is pushed back and removed from the playing area. The shorter the overhang, the more likely players are to run into the post during play. The heavy duty steel post on a Goalrilla doesn’t care if you’re the next Michael Jordan or a parent… Read more »

The Goalrilla CV54 is the Premium selection in the Goalrilla 54” lineup. The Goalrilla CV54 features a 54”x’38” clear view tempered glass backboard, 5”x5” one-piece steel pole and a 3’ overhang. Like all the Goalrilla systems, the CV54 is adjustable from 7.5’ to 10’ and has a tough, baked-on powdercoat finish. The independent anchor system combined with the Goalrilla limited lifetime warranty make this a solid investment. WHAT TO LIKE: Independent Anchor System: The Goalrilla CV54 features an independent anchor system. An independent anchor system allows you to take your investment with you if you move. The anchor system has… Read more »

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  The Goalrilla GS-III and the GS54c are two variations in the Goalrilla line of 54” wide backboards. If you are looking to compare these basketball goals then you have probably come to the conclusion that you are in the market for a 54” backboard.If that’s the case then you actually have 4 total options to choose from. The other two goals that come in this size are the GS54 and the CV54 – with the CV54 (clear view) being the premium of the whole group. With Goalrilla being the quality manufacturer that they are, all basketball goals you will find… Read more »

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When it comes to basketball practice drills, the Goalrilla G Trainer is the perfect piece of equipment for basketball coaches to utilize in any practice. In this training video, players are going to work on the reverse pivot, dribble drive towards the basketball goal. Using the Goalrilla G Trainer, players will start at the three point line. When they receive the pass off the trainer, the players will work on their transition steps and will make their way towards the basketball goal for an easy layup. The Goalrilla G Trainer is going to be set up at about the half… Read more »

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Designed with the power to change your game, the Goalrilla G Trainer is the ideal addition to any athlete’s practice. The Trainer is designed to replace unnecessary equipment with one battle-tested system. With its rugged metal frame and polypropylene netting, this system is the ideal training tool for basketball players. The G Trainer can be easily moved inside or outside so players can practice year round. The Goalrilla G Trainer provides multiple training possibilities for players of all levels. The Goalrilla G Trainer is not just designed for the basketball player. Coaches can also utilize the versatility of the G… Read more »

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This chest pass drill incorporates three balls and the Goalrilla G Trainer. The basketball drill is considered an advanced drill and will require the full attention by the player. In order to complete this drill, the Goalrilla G Trainer is going to be set below the basketball hoop. The offensive player will be set between the three point line and the free throw line, holding the three balls in their hand. Working at a rhythmic pace, the first pass will be delivered (using one hand). As the first ball hits the Trainer, the second ball will be passed, followed by… Read more »

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For this drill, you are going to use the Goalrilla G Trainer and two players. This basketball drill will allow players to practice their chest pass and catch/shoot. When beginning the basketball drill, the Goalrilla G Trainer will be set at the right wing, even with the three point line. Both players will begin under the basketball hoop. The first player will dribble towards the left wing and will deliver a chest pass to the G trainer (once they reach the midway point of the key). After the pass is delivered, the basketball player will continue moving towards the Trainer… Read more »

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