Newcastle Athletic Booster Club donates Dr. Dish shooting machine to enhance program

Student athletes and coaches of Newcastle, Texas, now have a smarter, more effective way to train and practice basketball. The Ladycats Basketball program recently invested in a Dr. Dish Basketball shooting machine that not only will provide the ability for more focused and individualized training for players, but also an added excitement to the program.

The purchase was made possible by the Newcastle Athletic Booster Club.

“The hard work and dedication that the booster club puts in means so much to the future of our athletic programs,” said Layton Westmoreland, Newcastle Girls Head Basketball Coach. “We can’t say thank you enough and are excited to put the new Dr. Dish shooting machine to work this season!”

The Newcastle Athletic Booster Club comprises parents and community members who help to support various sports in the Newcastle Area School District. The club coordinates donations to invest in athletic teams to allow them to be competitive and represent both the school and the community with pride.

From San Antonio, Texas, and with prior ties with the WNBA, new head coach Layton Westmoreland said he is excited about the addition to the program and the benefit the new machine will bring to the successful culture at Newcastle.

The Dr. Dish shooting machine has defined itself in the marketplace by allowing programs to train more “gamelike,” with increased accountability from real-time statisticstracking and a feedback loop.

“‘The Dish’ is ideal for players of all ages and levels, which is a main reason why the Ladycats felt like this was a key investment for future growth,” Westmoreland said.

Dr. Dish is a brand and line of products produced by Airborne Athletics, Inc. Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, and since launching in 1996, the company, creators of the Dr. Dish Basketball and AirCAT Volleyball, has done everything except stay “stagnant,” with continual innovation of their products to better fit the needs of their customers.

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