Hello, I’m Ricky, founder of PlayNBasketball.com and basketball fan.
As far back as childhood, I can remember being interested in all forms of sport, including basketball.
I played as a kid, up through high school and then in intramural leagues in college and rec leagues after that.
In adulthood, I still play pickup games and also assist in coaching my nephew’s youth basketball team.
Over the years, I also learned how to build websites that form online communities, which support real-world activities, such a basketball and another sport that I love: flag football.
My passion for the game has led me to founding PlayNBasketball.com as a way for players to find local leagues, tournaments, courts and camps for adults and kids, while also helping league owners and organizers create better experiences for players and easier access to locate their games and events, through the Adult Basketball Directory and Youth Basketball Directory.
Each directory lists the best basketball leagues, tournaments, courts and camps nearby, throughout all 50 states. It is always evolving and expanding, so be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter (opt in below) to get the most up-to-date listings, as well as basketball related blog posts.
If you’re interested in adding your listing to either directory, learn more here.
PlayNBasketball Values Transparency and Integrity:
Our Review Guidelines & Quality Control Standards
- Our primary goal is to deliver original product review content of the highest quality, served in written form through our blog and in video format through our YouTube channel.
- Our focus is to meet you at the basis of your search with exactly the information you’re seeking to make an accurate and satisfying purchase decision!
To accomplish this mission, my team and I invest countless hours into researching each topic before providing recommendations.
First, we sift through dozens of topically relevant websites and videos. Then, we begin ranking the top-rated products, after sifting through real-time sales data, combined with data from hundreds of first-hand user reviews from verified purchases.
Additionally, we will contact product manufacturers to request specific and accurate product information, as needed. Please note, we do not typically test products ourselves, however, when we do, we will indicate this within our review.
To ensure the quality of information we are providing, we also assess and cross-reference other top lists from reliable sources, including Consumer Reports, Cnet, Wirecutter, etc.
Within each published review, you’ll find a ranking of the products organized from the most highly recommended to the least, often including items we may recommend avoiding. Any products mentioned “to avoid” are included to provide a balanced and unbiased assessment of the options available, which also contributes to the integrity of our review process.
- Each review will identify the most popular features, benefits, pros and cons, of each product listed, while combining this data with pertinent product information and user or manufacturer feedback that may be useful in making an informed purchase decision.
Each published review is treated as a ‘living document’ that is revised and updated to reflect new product listings or updated models of popular items, on a consistent basis.
Please note, one important aspect that we do not cover is real-time pricing of the products mentioned. Product prices vary depending on the time of sale and the marketplace of purchase. We may refer to a product as ‘expensive’ or ‘affordable’ relative to popular alternatives, but we do not mention exact prices.
- Lastly, we do not receive direct compensation from any brands referenced in our content! We do not include paid product placements in our reviews! This allows us the freedom to discuss the pros and cons of each brand and product in reference, without conflict of interest.
PlayNBasketball is affiliated with several marketplaces, such as Amazon, which may provide a small commission from qualifying sales (disclaimer), at no additional cost to you (the shopper).
- Thank you in advance for visiting PlayNBasketball.com! If you have any questions or feedback, send us a message on Facebook or leave a comment on any YouTube video.
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