Whether you’re looking for a way to get the whole family outside together or a vital training tool for your rising basketball star, investing in a basketball hoop will provide fun for years to come. Before buying a basketball hoop, it’s important to decide what type of hoop would best suit your family’s needs. We have three brands and three types of basketball goals to choose from – in-ground, portable, wall-mounted, and youth.
Goalrilla’s hoops feature in-ground anchor systems cured in concrete with the option to unbolt and move the goal. In-ground goals offer the most advanced performance of any residential goal. Most in-ground goals feature tempered glass backboards which offer the most authentic rebound available while the rigid steel pole mounted in concrete offers incredible stability for the entire unit.
Every Goalrilla basketball hoop can easily be adjusted in height from 7.5’ to 10’ with the included actuator. Children as young as 6 years old can adjust the easy-to-crank actuator so they can bring the goal down to a height that’s appropriate for them or raise the height as they grow alongside the basketball goal. Adjustable basketball hoops are great for children learning to play the game.
The in-ground, concrete installation process makes the hoop much more stable, eliminating the risk of tipping over, especially during a dunk. If you anticipate adults or children dunking on your goal, be sure to select an in-ground goal that will support the force and keep your players safe. Additionally, in-ground hoops take up less ground space, reducing the trip hazard of a portable’s molded base.
Add Value to Your Home
In-ground basketball goals add to the value and curb appeal of your home. Many customers think of it as an investment in their home. Many of our in-ground basketball hoops also offer the ability to take it with you when you move homes. When the in-ground hoops are installed with anchor kit, you have the option to unbolt the hoop and relocate it. When you arrive at your new house, you simply need to buy and install another anchor kit to bolt your hoop to.
Higher Quality Materials
Most in-ground basketball goals feature tempered glass backboards for the most authentic rebound available paired with a powder-coated steel pole.
Unlike traditional portable basketball goal designs where the main pole of the goal connects to the plastic base, the NXT pole connects directly to a steel frame that sits under the entire base. These steel-on-steel connections create a much stronger frame that won’t fail over time like the competition.
Ease of Assembly
Many portable hoops have complicated assemblies that can take anywhere from 3-6 hours to complete. However, NXT basketball goals only take 90 minutes to assemble with easy-to-use instructions and many pre-assembled parts. Our instructions include detailed diagrams and correspond to clearly labeled parts and hardware, so you can start playing in no time.
Unlike most portable goals that are cumbersome and difficult to move, the ErgoMove design of NXT goals mimics the weight-distribution of a wheel-barrow, displacing the majority of the weight to the wheels, so you can easily execute a lift-and-roll motion. It also features an anchor at the back of the base which prevents it from tipping backward while being moved.
Infinity Edge Backboard
Unlike traditional backboards that are framed by a plastic or metal edge, NXT basketball goals feature an Infinity Edge Backboard, a technique that folds the edges of the material backward, creating a stronger face for superior rebound. This design gives the backboard increased strength and rigidity – greatly reducing “dead” spots in the backboard that are common among portable hoops.
Wall-mounted basketball hoops are extremely beneficial for saving space when your driveway doesn’t allow room for an in-ground basketball goal installation.
Install Indoors or Outdoors
The wall mounts offer the same performance and durability of an in-ground yet mounted to a wall indoors or outdoors. Our wall-mounted basketball goals install the hoop to a garage, barn, school or camp building, gym, and more.
Because the wall mounted basketball hoops come partially assembled, the installation process can be completed in 120 minutes or less.
It’s never too early to cultivate a love for the game of basketball. Our Junior Basketball Hoops from Silverback and Goaliath are a great way to set up a basketball court anywhere for your child to begin learning to play basketball. The Junior Hoop easily mounts to an in-ground basketball goal pole, bunk bed railings, bleachers, fence posts, and most any round or square poles to start playing instantly! Shop our youth basketball hoops!