What goes in must come out… Today we bring you a conversation between Adam and TJ stressing the importance for coaches and players to be intentional about their in-season consumption of all things because of the effect things we take in have on our daily lives. From the food and exercise you get to the time spent with family, use today’s episode to evaluate your consumption habits to find out where you can improve.
Archives for January 2018
Today we discuss whether or not coaches should make leadership and teaching life lessons a priority in their program. With occasional comments from parents or administration about how coaches should ‘just stick to basketball’, this is a conversation that needs to be had!
In our recent survey asking coaches what they think players could improve upon, one of the common replies dealt with a common response coaches receive from players after any kind of coaching or instruction. Players often naturally respond to this coaching or instruction saying “I know, I know, I know” which can be a frustration for coaches for obvious reasons. In this episode we challenge players to respond in a more effective way.
Today’s shoot-a-round episode features a first half discussion on the noteworthy ejection numbers during the early stages of this NBA season. We finish the second half with our thoughts on the recent headlines made by the Ball family.
Have you recently assessed your ability to concentrate and be mentally tough? If not, use today’s episode to help you reflect on your ability in these areas as it may be a much needed practice to get you back to your highest level of performance. Make sure to share today’s episode with a coach or teammate who doesn’t know about the Hardwood Hustle yet!
Continuing our series of player pitfalls, today we discuss one of the most common areas coaches told us they believe players can improve upon, with that being how players handle trips to road games. Coaches and players need to be on the same page in their demeanor when traveling to road games, and we believe this will be a very helpful conversation starter for teams across the country.
One of the most important aspects of coaching is to know when to push certain buttons with your team, whether that be asking even more of them or pulling back the intensity for a short time. Today Adam and TJ share how you can decipher these situations to get the most from your team.
With questions coming from our hustlers around the subject of how to handle large leads in games by demonstrating proper coaching etiquette, we bring you a conversation with thoughts that will help you decipher how to act in these situations. When to pull your starters, pull back on a full court press, and tweaking your offense are some of the topics covered in Episode 168.
We’re back with part 2 of our player pitfalls series where we discuss areas players can improve based on direct feedback from coaches. Today we focus on something that isn’t talked about very much but can be a major distraction for players, with that being looking into the stands during games. Whether players are concerned with who may or may not be in attendance or receiving coaching from a parent, this habit may not be in players best interest when it comes to staying focused during big moments.
Stemming from a powerful concept in a book Adam recently read, today we share a 3 step practice that will help take your communication to a new level.