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The Basketball Barn

Basketball Barn

"A Shooting Retreat"


Welcome to the Basketball Barn -- "A Shooting Retreat".  The Basketball Barn was built in 2017 and has served as the training facility for youth of all ages throughout central Kansas.  It consists of a 40x60x18 metal building with a regulation half-court basketball court and a 1-bedroom apartment.    Owners Steve (Pops) and Cheryl McDermeit  built the Basketball Barn for the purpose of:

  1) helping young people develop their skills in the sport of Basketball;

  2) providing personal recreation with family and friends; and,

  3)  giving back to the community of Udall, Kansas.

Steve "Pops" brings a wealth of basketball experience to the table, having started his coaching career in 1977. Throughout the years, he held coaching positions at Lebo High School, Washburn Rural High School, and Udall High School and has conducted and assisted with numerous basketball training camps.   Pops' expertise in shooting spans over 50 years, with notable personal achievements such as 56 consecutive 3-point shots, 144 consecutive free throws, winning the global "Rhythm Pull-ups" contest (57 consecutive 1-dribble pull-up shots starting at the 3-point line), emerging as a finalist in the NBA Hot Shot Challenge and competing at half-time of the Oklahoma Thunder Game, and clinching victories in several Florida Senior Games shooting competitions.

At the Basketball Barn, the primary focus is on refining shooting techniques using cutting-edge tools like  Dartfish video analysis software, 94Fifty smart ball,  a large screen projector system and the HomeCourt App.  Each shot taken  at the Basketball Barn is recorded on video using HomeCourt and statistically analyzed for each individual progress tracking.   Once the correct shooting motion is established, the training shifts towards repetition and real-game scenarios. Additionally, the sessions cover other essential skills such as ball handling, lay-ups, and footwork.


A Basketball Barn session lasts for an hour and is priced at $35. Visitors are welcome to observe a session by contacting Pops in advance via text at 316.866.7096. To schedule a session, visitors can access the event calendar, select their preferred dates and times, and inform (text preferred) Pops accordingly for scheduling. Due to high demand, sessions are often booked 1 to 2 months in advance, so early planning is recommended.

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