A Intuitive System to Facilitate the Creation of Pick Up Basketball Games using Social Networking Systems


Jason Si1 and Victor Phan2, 1USA, 2California State Polytechnic University, USA


In British Columbia, suburban sprawl has created limitations for basketball players in discovering pick-up games within their community [1]. To address this ongoing issue, Park Rec was developed to offer pick-up games, fostering a thriving basketball community in BC. Built on a foundation of social media components, Park Rec aims to unite players by facilitating the creation and discovery of pick-up games [2]. We have developed an easy-to-use game organization system for the user to customize and play within. The additional chat and highlight feature also are used to enhance the experience. Although there were limitations to build a connective system to local Rec Centers, we've chosen a few local public outdoor courts to build up the experience of pick up games. "Experiment". Ultimately Park Rec is here to connect players around the community and bring them together.


Social Network, Basketball, Matchmaking, Social Media

Full Text  Volume 13, Number 20