Celebrating more than 100 years of basketball history, the halls and exhibits of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honor the players, coaches, referees, and others who helped the game grow to an internationally beloved sport. There are shrines dedicated to more than 300 Hall of Famers, and the 40,000-square-foot basketball megaplex also houses more than 70 interactive exhibits with audio and video components, limited-run tributes to standout teams and players, and special events. The Hall of Fame provides an outlet for freshly inspired visitors to emulate the giants of the sport: a full-size center court, where they can practice alley-oops and half-court slam dunks or attend clinics taught by players and coaches. On the way back to the car, many guests pause for a photograph next to the towering silver sphere that punctuates the buildings' exterior.
Named for James A. Naismith, the inventor of the sport, the Hall of Fame stands just "a midrange jump shot" from the site of the original game. Played on December 21, 1891, the first contest tallied a final score of one basket to zero, prompting Dr. Naismith to remove the bee's nests from the backboards.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Official Youth Basketball Affiliate of the Basketball HOF.
Players get to play a real game inside the Basketball HOF.
Players stay at Westfield State University in AC Dorms that are also suite style - helping accommodate large groups!
What is the experience customers can expect?
First Class Experience from the Coaching to the Cafeteria.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Desire to provide young athletes with an unforgettable summer experience.
Fun flies high at Bounce! Trampoline Sports. Fields of trampolines send jumpers careening into a giant foam pits, and other trampoline courts put a high-altitude spin on basketball and dodgeball. Meanwhile, the Bounce! Jr. Zone makes room for jumpers ages five and younger. In addition, the Bounce! Xtreme area includes challenges and obstacle courses for all ability levels.
Star Hill is expansive, but its staff strives to keep the environment unintimidating. Beneath the white dome lies 105,000 square feet of fields, courts, and tracks, which host sporting clinics and league games throughout the year. Alongside, the main facility's 30,000 square feet house a 25-yard swimming and diving pool, a fitness center with top-of-the-line cardio and weight machines and free weights, and group fitness rooms. Personal training for kids and adults can focus on anything from getting in shape to targeted sports fitness or even triathlon training. After a run around the quarter-mile track, a skip on the treadmill, or taking in a field-hockey game, members can take advantage of the arcade or enjoy dinner at the café on the outdoor patio.
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These mixed martial arts classes incorporate self-defense, discipline and fitness.
Develop kickboxing skills and discipline during one of these high-intensity kickboxing classes.
You won't be bored doing circuit training, plowing through a variety of workouts.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.