In today’s society the notion of working for ‘free’ is not an opportunity many people want to take part in. However, it may be a great way to gain valuable experience that could set you up for massive success down the road. No one can work for free forever, but we discuss when and if it may be a viable option for players as they begin to think about career paths they may want to pursue.
Archives for August 2017
The way you start your day is a critical component to the overall success of your day, and in today’s episode we share how you can be more intentional with starting your day. We finish the episode with a powerful ‘daily priming exercise’ that can be a helpful way to get your day started the right way.
In today’s episode we are joined for a unique interview by Spalding’s International Marketing Manager Kati Nelson. Kati shares interesting perspective from a major hoops brand and gives insight into the direction of Spalding in the fast-changing world of basketball. Enjoy this edition of the Hardwood Hustle!
This player episode features a unique story about Kobe Bryant that displays the importance of focus, which leads to a conversation about how players can improve their focus to be a more ‘present’ player. Playing present is one of the most crucial skills players can have, and we hope today’s episode will help players take a deeper look at their own ability to focus and lock in.
Former NBA star Larry Hughes joins us for a great interview. He shares his passion for developing today’s youth through his basketball academy as his thoughts on multi-sport athletes, AAU, and improving your game in the off-season.
In today’s episode of the Hustle we have a conversation about the idea that the thing holding you back from taking the next step in your team’s success or your coaching career is really just one true friend. Friendships and relationships may be the most important things we have, and we need to make sure we’re doing everything we can to develop and nurture them. If you enjoy today’s topic be sure to let us know on twitter @Hardwood_Hustle!
Players, are you winning the battle that is going on in your head? In today’s episode we share how players can better fight the battle between wanting to be great while at the same time not wanting to take the hard road to success. Almost every player deals with this at some level, and we hope this episode helps you in your situation.
Former pro Jayson Wells is back for his second appearance on the Hustle as we discuss developing into the player/person you want to be. Jayson has roles with Spalding, PGC Basketball, and Nike and brings incredible experience for coaches and players in this episode. Make sure to share this episode with someone if you enjoyed it!
If you love the game there’s a good chance you’ve thought about considering coaching as a career. In the competitive world of athletics you need to take the right steps in order to prepare yourself for a great coaching career, and in this player episode we share how players of any age can start thinking about getting their start in coaching.
In today’s episode Physical Therapist and business owner Dr. Josh Funk joins us to share some of his story, passion, thoughts on athlete training, and much more! Josh is the owner of Rehab 2 Perform, a rehab and training center, and LaxFactory, a club lacrosse organization. Josh’s success and growth mindset are sure to inspire you in this episode.