367 episodes

The Hardwood Hustle podcast brought to you by PGC Basketball seeks to educate, empower and encourage coaches around the world. 
Your hosts, coaches TJ Rosene and Sam Allen share their experiences and perspectives centered around the game of basketball. Guest interviews from the biggest names in basketball and beyond, provide keen insights into how coaches can achieve a high level of success and be transformational in the lives of their players.
The Hardwood Hustle has been equipping and inspiring the basketball community since 2014. Allow our guides TJ and Sam to journey with you and help you enjoy a fulfilling coaching career season after season.

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    • 4.6 • 544 Ratings

The Hardwood Hustle podcast brought to you by PGC Basketball seeks to educate, empower and encourage coaches around the world. 
Your hosts, coaches TJ Rosene and Sam Allen share their experiences and perspectives centered around the game of basketball. Guest interviews from the biggest names in basketball and beyond, provide keen insights into how coaches can achieve a high level of success and be transformational in the lives of their players.
The Hardwood Hustle has been equipping and inspiring the basketball community since 2014. Allow our guides TJ and Sam to journey with you and help you enjoy a fulfilling coaching career season after season.

    Episode 466 - Comparing Half Court Defenses

    Episode 466 - Comparing Half Court Defenses

    This week, TJ and Sam compare different half court defenses. They cover off advantages and disadvantages to multiple styles and share helpful things to think about when enhancing your own defense or strategizing to attack an opponent’s.

    • 42 min
    Episode 465 - Developing Mental Skills - Part 2

    Episode 465 - Developing Mental Skills - Part 2

    One of the most under coached areas of the game is the mindset and mentality that is needed to perform at our highest level. This week we finish our series on developing mental skills with Part 2 as we discuss composure, toughness, and competitive greatness. x

    • 35 min
    Episode 464 - Developing Mental Skills - Part 1

    Episode 464 - Developing Mental Skills - Part 1

    This week we start a 2 part series on the mental side of the game. As coaches we know how important it is, but we don’t always know how to practically develop the much needed mental skills that will help our players reach their potential.. In this episode TJ and Sam focus on approach and confidence.

    • 35 min
    Episode 463 - Micah Mills, Wilmington College

    Episode 463 - Micah Mills, Wilmington College

    This week we’re joined by Coach Micah Mills, a long time PGC Family member who shares his journey in coaching as he steps into his first year as the head men's basketball coach at Wilmington College. In this conversation with TJ and Sam, they discuss creating separation in the interview process, developing champions for life, and teaching players how to be coachable.

    • 49 min
    Episode 462 - The New Reality - Player Demands & Transfers

    Episode 462 - The New Reality - Player Demands & Transfers

    This week TJ and Sam discuss players making demands. We’re currently seeing the affects of  player movement in the NBA and the transfer portal in college and how it’s trickling down to our high school and youth programs. This conversation will help coaches be more aware of the challenges and think through the best response. 

    • 43 min
    Episode 461 - Choosing Your Offensive Actions

    Episode 461 - Choosing Your Offensive Actions

    This week, TJ and Sam talk Xs and Os on the offensive side of the ball. Specifically how can coaches evaluate and choose the best offensive actions for their team this season. Behind the decision of your offensive strategy goes a lot of thought: Can you teach it, does it fit your system and players, do you have the time to invest, how will it change your player development, how many actions should you focus on, and more! This episode will help you think more critically about what you choose and how you can maximize your scoring opportunities.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
544 Ratings

544 Ratings

Paige Tonz ,

Such a needed podcast!

Adam and TJ have an AMAZING podcast! I always love the episodes and they are packed with so many powerful takeaways. I was lucky enough to be a guest on their podcast and it was such a great experience. Keep up the amazing work, guys!

Tim DiFrancesco ,

Every coach needs this!

The leadership lessons that are packed into every episode are something that would have been a game changer for me during my playing days. I can’t get enough of the easy to digest, actionable insights that are throughout every episode. Subscriber for life!

janatate ,

A MUST podcast every week

I love the content and the truth about basketball and life. In my personal pursuit of being an engaged learner and coach, this podcast is a must every week.

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