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 476 - Coaching And Authenticity
This week, TJ and Sam discuss what it takes for coaches to be their authentic selves. If we want to be the best leader we can be, we have to build trust and strong connections with our players. In this conversation you’ll hear ways you can make sure you’re on the right track.
Episode 475 - Skills, Reads, & Decisions
In this episode, Sam and Lisa discuss the difference between developing skills, reads, and decision-making. It's important for coaches to decide how they'll approach develop their players in each area and know what it looks like for their team in their system. The importance of habits, narrowing their focus, creating role clarity, and setting expectations are all part of the formula for growing in this area.
Episode 474 - How Pickleball Can Improve Your Coaching
This week we’re joined by Lee Whitwell, an accomplished tennis player turned Major League Pickleball MVP. In this episode TJ, Sam, and Lee discuss how becoming the learner again, or the role of student or player, can help you become a better coach and teacher as well as what pickleball has to offer basketball coaches all around.
Episode 473 - Transition Offense Strategy
This week TJ and Sam discuss basic philosophies around transition offense. Transition is one of the parts of the game that happens the most, and being great in transition comes from having great clarity and commitment and asking yourself the right questions as a coach. In this episode, TJ and Sam talk about using a numbered break, running on both makes and misses, the difference between a great transition team and a team that runs, and how to train it in practice.
Episode 472 - Preseason Growing Pains
With the season gearing up, this week TJ and I discuss what we’re going through in our respective preseasons. Your strategy and philosophy are often tested early and we look at the decisions coaching are making when it comes to defensive reads, player development, and getting the right data to evaluate where you’re at in the beginning stages of your season.
Episode 471 - Defining Your Scoreboard with Marke Freeman
This week we’re talking about leadership in coaching with Marke Freeman. You may know her as a PGC Director, but she’s also author of the Champions Creed, CEO of a non-profit, a renowned speaker, and a sports analyst. In this episode she shares how coaches can build confidence in their athletes and define their own scoreboard.
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!
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!
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.