We are joined for an incredible interview with West Point graduate, former Duke coach and current ESPN analyst Chris Spatola. He brings an amazing perspective to today’s episode and shares his journey, leadership experiences, and much more.
Archives for September 2017
If you play a team sport, at some point you will have to deal with teammates who bring negative energy. Whether you’ve been that negative teammate or have several on your team, we share ways for you to bring positive energy in these negative situations.
In today’s episode we challenge coaches to change their thinking when it comes to leadership development. When we want players to improve their skills on the court, what do we do? Create drills, games, and challenges to reinforce those skills. Leadership is not different, and for players to truly improve their leadership skills they need to get their leadership reps. We share how you can begin to implement this thought process into your own coaching, and hope this episode helps you begin to think differently when it comes to your team’s leadership.
In today’s episode we’re excited to share the basketball journey of Josh Magette who is currently on a two-way contract for the Atlanta Hawks. Josh’s story is sure to inspire you as a basketball player, coach, or fan of the game. Enjoy this edition of the Hardwood Hustle!
In today’s player episode we share ways for players to stay competitive throughout an entire practice. Competition increases the level of energy and enthusiasm, and practices only become better as the competitive spirit increases. Share with another player today!
At a recent Spalding IQ basketball camp, Adam had a chance to sit down and talk with Chauncey Billups and talk leadership and mentoring. In today’s episode Adam and TJ discuss what Chauncey had to say about leadership and mentoring. You won’t want to miss this episode!
Based on a recent blog Adam read, today’s episode is all about asking yourself if you’ve peaked as a coach. Everyone always has room to grow as a person and a coach, but are you intentionally taking steps to make that happen?
In coaching, working for free is almost an expected part of your journey, but how much should you actually work for free? And can you achieve your goals without it? We discuss this and more in today’s episode!
In today’s episode we are joined by college basketball and volleyball coach Kaleb Money of Piedmont University. The rising popularity of volleyball with reduced number of girl’s playing basketball is a topic that’s being discussed throughout the youth and high school communities. Coaches, send us a tweet @Hardwood_Hustle and let us know your thoughts!
In this NBA episode we discuss the wild summer of NBA stories. We cover Kyrie’s decision to request a trade, John Wall’s supermax, CP3 to the Rockets, and NBA stars who find themselves on a new team every few years. Enjoy this shoot-a-round and let us know your thoughts on each of the topics we shared!