Episode 375 marks the final episode for co-host Adam Bradley. The episode begins with a conversation with Adam, TJ, and our new co-host discussing a thought process that is sure to help you start 2021 off in a powerful way. The episode finishes with a reflection on the journey of the Hardwood Hustle podcast as Adam records as co-host for the last time. We are so thankful for all of our Hustlers that tune in each episode and wish you an amazing New Year.
In the first half of today’s episode, Adam shares a powerful word shift he was recently introduced to that is sure to give coaches great perspective, especially considering the struggles many have faced in 2020. Adam and TJ round out the second half by introducing the new co-host of the Hardwood Hustle. We know you’ll be excited to hear about the direction the show is heading as we transition into 2021.
We bring back the shoot-a-round format with a 4 quarter episode. First, the guys cover the James Harden drama in Houston. Quarter two features a discussion around South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley’s comments following her teams recent loss. In the third quarter, Adam and TJ share their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s recent interactions with the media. They finish off quarter four with a trip down memory lane with favorite Hardwood Hustle memories. We hope you enjoy this episode – be sure to share with a fellow coach or teammate!
In today’s episode, Adam and TJ share a big announcement about upcoming changes for the Hardwood Hustle podcast.
This episode features a Q&A between our co-hosts centered around TJ’s recent game with his Division 2 team taking on a Division 1 opponent. TJ shared his mindset when preparing his team for a tough game, how his players maintained their composure throughout the game, along with a behind the scenes look into his halftime and in-game talks he had with his team.
Today we are joined for a special episode by former Hardwood Hustle guest, Coach Randi Henderson. Randi is a former PGC Basketball Director and current head women’s basketball coach at Washington University in St. Louis. Recently, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing regular treatments. In this episode, Randi opens up to share some of the biggest challenges she has been facing, along with incredible wisdom and perspective on the importance of support around you in difficult times, and how to handle your mind from going down the inevitable worrying rabbit holes that come up during hardships. This episode is sure to inspire you, and we’d love if you could join the Hardwood Hustle team in supporting Randi’s fight (https://www.gofundme.com/f/coach-henderson-blessing).
Adam and TJ have an important discussion for coaches centering around self awareness, thoughts, and priorities. The episode features several exercises to help coaches assess what they consider first thoughts compared to after thoughts. They present this first thought, after thought idea in a new light that is sure to encourage you to challenge your own thoughts and priorities.
To learn more about the PGC Basketball Point Guard Masterclass mentioned in the episode, visit pgcbasketball.com/point-guard-master-class
Today we are joined by Paige Tonz, former Division 1 athlete who is now an athlete mindset mentor in Phoenix, Arizona. Since Paige finished her college career, she has found an incredible passion to help female athletes develop healthier and stronger mindsets. This episode covers strategies and techniques to help female athletes be more confident, increase their belief in themselves, and much more. If you are a female athlete or coach female athletes, you will find major value in the expertise Paige shares. You can follow her at paigetonz.com, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.
In this episode, Adam and TJ tackle the tough question facing coaches across the country. How do you lead a team knowing there may not even be a season? The episode covers how much coaches can lead, push, and motivate their teams through this uncertainty. We hope this episode helps you begin to navigate your upcoming pre-season and increases your confidence in the ability you have to lead your team no matter what happens this season.
Shortly after Steve Nash took the Brooklyn Nets job, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant made headlines during a podcast episode where they discussed the collaborative coaching style the Nets will be using. The superstars referenced how they feel like they don’t even have a head coach, and that they each could essentially take turns being the coach. Adam and TJ break down how effective this strategy can be, along with other aspects that make collaborative coaching truly work.