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Hardwood Hustle

Summary: The Hardwood Hustle podcast brought to you by PGC Basketball seeks to educate, empower and encourage coaches around the world.  Your hosts, coaches TJ Rosene and Sam Allen share their experiences and perspectives centered around the game of basketball. Guest interviews from the biggest names in basketball and beyond, provide keen insights into how coaches can achieve a high level of success and be transformational in the lives of their players. The Hardwood Hustle has been equipping and inspiring the basketball community since 2014. Allow our guides TJ and Sam to journey with you and help you enjoy a fulfilling coaching career season after season.

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 Episode 454 - J.P. Nerbun, The Culture System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2876

This week, J.P. Nerbun returns to the Hardwood Hustle. He's the Founder and President of Thrive on Challenge, Author of Calling Up, and Host of the Coaching Culture Podcast. He's coached at a variety of levels and around the world, and now he coaches the coaches. Today we talk about his latest book, The Culture System and discuss how coach's can avoid the pitfalls of culture building shortcuts and instead focus on building stronger cultures for their team next season. Check out his latest book at MyCultureSystem.com or find it on Amazon

 Episode 453 - Executing Better Practices - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2446

This episode is part of a 2 part series with TJ and Sam as they continue to share what it looks like to execute better practices. In part 2 today, they'll cover off building habits, implementing a games approach, raising competitiveness, and how and when to pivot your practice plan.

 Episode 452 - Executing Better Practices - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2928

The practice court is the coach's classroom. As we travel through our coaching careers how do we ensure we're getting better in this critical aspect which our season ultimately depends? This week, we start part 1 of Executing Better Practices and discuss developing players' focus, points of precision, communication, and growing intangibles.

 Episode 451 - Leading Parents Well | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2235

When it comes to parents, most coaches are frustrated dealing with difficult parents, or handling stressful parent situations, but today the team shares solutions and tools you can use to lead parents better and have a more fulfilling coaching experience.

 Episode 450 - How to Be a Great Transition Team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2004

To run or not to run? This week, TJ and Sam discuss the pros and cons of being a fast paced transition team. They also share the things you should be considering as a coach when deciding on your approach to transition offense.To Learn more about PGC Coaching Clinics and Read & React Workshops go to PGCClinics.com

 Episode 449 - Coaching at Your Best with Cody Royle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2579

As coaches, our teams need us to be at our best, but we get pulled in a lot of different direction, lack the support, and too often fall short. This week, we're joined by Cody Royle, a professional Aussie Rules Football Coach who is passionate about challenging the status quo in coaching and helping great coaches stay in the game. He's the author of Where Others Won't, and The Tough Stuff, and joins us today to give coaches tips on how to lead well, avoid burnout, and stay focused on your mission. Website: https://www.codyroyle.com/ Twitter: @codyroyle

 Episode 448 - 5 Ways to Become a Better Communicator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2724

We all know being a great communicator is essential to being a great leader and coach. Our players are always depending on us to give them the what, how, and why, in a clear and efficient manner. It's true, most also coaches assume they're good communicators. In this episode, Sam and TJ will help you take the guessing out of it and gauge where you're at with 5 tips to help you become a better communicator.To Learn more about PGC Coaching Clinics and Read & React Workshops go to PGCClinics.com

 Episode 447 - The 3 P's of Coaching | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2492

This week TJ, Sam, and Lisa dive into the state of coaching and what you can do to combat the challenges you're facing as a coach. We play an important role and have a tremendous opportunity to impact young people and influence our communities for the better. But we need to find ways to be the best version of ourselves and make sure we're on the right track personally and professionally. That's where the 3 P's come in.

 Episode 446 - Becoming a Master Teacher with Bob Starkey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2578

This week we're joined by a special guest, Coach Bob Starkey. He's coached both men's and women's college basketball for almost 40 years and is returning this upcoming season to LSU as the associate head coach. In this episode he shares from his wealth of knowledge and experiences around coach development, specifically around teaching and motivating players and helping them reach their potential.

 Episode 445 - Improving Basketball IQ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2058

This week, TJ and Sam discuss how to go about improving basketball IQ on your team. For some of us, this is one of our biggest headache watching our players take bad shots, turn the ball over, and making poor decisions on both ends of the floor. In this episode we attack those frustrations with better methods for teaching the game so you can get the biggest return on investment.

 Episode 444 - Creating a Championship Process with Josh Merkel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2570

This week, we're once again joined by our friend and DIII men's coach of the year, Head Coach Josh Merkel from Randolph-Macon. In the last 3 seasons they've sustained their winning ways compiling a 100-7 record. We interviewed him last spring to talk about building his program, and this year we get the inside scoop on their national championship run and how they mapped out their season from start to finish. Lots to learn in this episode about how to lead your program at a high level.

 Episode 443 - Leading Your Players | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2436

This week, Sam and Lisa discuss how a coach leads their players when it comes to development, role identification and building relationships. Mapping out the development process for your team and your players is a big step forward for coaches. In this episode we share how you can start developing plans, creating opportunities, and evaluating progress.

 Episode 442 - Dribble Drive Offense with John Leonzo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2844

This week we're joined by John Leonzo to break down the Dribble Drive Motion Offense. John Leonzo is an assistant coach at Wright State and is known in the basketball world for sharing his learnings and giving back to the game. After listening you'll not only understand the Dribble Drive offense better you'll also walk away with best practices for any offensive system you run.

 Episode 441 - Greg Sheley, Lane Community College | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2728

This week we're excited to have Greg Sheley join Sam and myself for a conversation about success at the junior college level, the one thing he wishes he would could go back and tell his younger self about hiring a staff, and how to prepare for the big games. In his 30 year career, his teams have won 5 NWACC championships and he's accumulated over 700 wins. We can't wait to have you learn from his experiences in this episode.

 Episode 440 - The Leftovers with Matt Sayman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3129

We're joined by Coach Matt Sayman to talk about his unique story as a player with Baylor Basketball, how he's learned perspective as a high school coach at Grapevine Christian and developed his offensive run and gun philosophy. Check out the latest release of Matt's book, The Leftovers.


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