We recently collected questions from our Instagram followers (@hardwood_hustle) for a mailbag episode! Here are the questions we cover: (1) What is the biggest difference for players between the high school and college level? (2) Do you prefer to run zone or man defense in out of bounds situations? (3) Best youth basketball leadership exercise that can be done in 10 minutes at practice? (4) If you could pick one basketball drill to run, what would it be? (5) How do you deal with toxic, negative teammates?
Archives for February 2019
Adam and TJ share an important conversation for players trying to stand out and maximize their potential. As an underdog, almost everyone will support your journey up to a certain point of success. If you are the best, people will do their best to bring you down to their level. Most people are happy if everyone is a “5” and in the middle of the road. Preparing for this reality is key for players to understand on their journey to success.
In this episode of the Hardwood Hustle Adam and TJ bring up one of the most important conversations a team can have, and without it, can be one of the most destructive things a program can experience. That conversation is about how a senior led team can mesh with talented underclassmen in order to reach the team’s greatest potential. Is this a conversation had with the entire team? Only in small groups? Does this discussion take place once a month, once a week, or daily? These questions and more are answered in this impactful episode!
We’re back with another fun NBA episode and a first quarter discussion on the incredible job the Brooklyn coaching staff has done with the Nets this season. In quarter two Adam and TJ cover the recent Kyrie and LeBron potential reunion headlines. After our TeamSnap halftime break the third quarter begins with coverage of the player owned Premier Lacrosse League venture, and how this player-ownership structure could potentially make its way to the NBA. The fourth and final quarter poses the question, “As of this moment, would you rather be in the Hawks or Wizards position?” We hope you enjoy the different topics in this episode and as always, thank you for listening!
In this week’s player episode Adam and TJ debate whether or not playing with a chip on your shoulder is really an effective mindset to use. Some players use small chips for the day to day, while others may have large chips that motivate them to work relentlessly year round. We’d love if you shared this with a teammate or coach this week, and thank you for listening!
In the final installment of our ‘One Thing’ series, Adam and TJ dive in to the one thing assistant coaches could do more of during the first half of the episode. They complete the episode by sharing the one thing they’ve been putting off for too long that they’d like to improve upon.
We’re back with part three of our four-part series covering coaching topics based around helping coaches get better. We begin the first half of the episode discussing the one thing that can help maintain a happy family life during the busy basketball season, and finish with a second half discussing the one thing that your community could do to help improve your program.
In this week’s player episode we bring a strong challenge to players and ask them to consider asking their coaches this question: “What’s the most frustrating part about coaching me?” The answer to this question could be a game-changer for your development and relationship with your coach. Take this opportunity that most players won’t and begin to separate yourself from the pack!
As we continue our ‘One Thing’ series with part two, we begin with a first half covering the one thing coaches have tolerated in their program longer than they should have. The second half rounds off with a discussion about the one thing that coaches wish was different about their program. We appreciate everyone who left great feedback about these questions on Twitter! Please share this episode with another coach who may not have come across the Hardwood Hustle and as always, thank you for listening!
Today we start a new series called “One Thing” and begin with feedback we received from coaches about the one thing they’d like to see their players do more of. We also discuss the one thing that coaches do that demotivates their team the most. Stay tuned for the next three installments of the series coming soon!