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 413 - Kevin Sutton, Florida Gulf Coast
This week TJ and Sam have an in-depth discussion with Kevin Sutton from Florida Gulf Coast. Coach Sutton has 36 years experience of coaching at the high school and collegiate level both as a a head and assistant coach. I this episode he shares his wisdom about how to learn from the best, holistically develop players, and grow in your leadership as a coach.
Episode 412 - The Do's & Don'ts of Games Approach Coaching
This week TJ, Sam and Lisa discuss the hot topic of games approached coaching and dive into the benefits and hurdles of this teaching method. What makes it work and how it can increase your efficiency in practice, as well as how it's misused and may even hurt your players' development. Join in the conversation and better apply a games approach in your upcoming practices this season.
Episode 411 - Ideas & Tips to Improve Your Defense - Part 2
This week we have part 2 of Ideas and tips to improve your defense. In this episode TJ and Sam discuss the pros and cons of switching screens, the benefit of having erasers on on your team, and how and when to add a curve ball to your defensive system.
Episode 410 - Ideas & Tips to Improve Your Defense - Part 1
This week TJ and Sam discuss how you can take your team's defense to the next level for the upcoming season. Listening to this episode you'll get tips for enhancing your team's defensive communication, as well as teaching points and ideas for all positions on the floor.
Episode 409 - How to Judge a True Competitor
This week, Sam and Lisa dive into the topic of what makes a true competitor on the court. There's a lot of different opinions and maybe even myths out there about what a competitor looks and acts like, but how do we know? In this episode you'll hear about to address your own biases as a coach and the importance of defining competitiveness for your team and players.
Episode 408 - Do Your Players Need to Like You?
This week TJ, Sam, and PGC Basketball Director Kyle Koszuta discuss whether or not it's important for your players to like you as a coach and to ultimately have fun in your program. In this episode you'll hear how you can create a fun environment and team culture while also holding high standards and work even more productively towards your goals as a team.
Best bball coaching podcast, hands down.
Smart, deep, thoughtful, passionate basketball discussion. Love this podcast!!
Powerful Episode with Tony Bennett
The episode featuring Tony Bennett is one of the best podcast interviews I have ever listened to and have been trying to get better for over 30 years. All coaches young and old should listen and take notes. A how-to describing the importance of balance between reaching for excellence and staying true to your faith!
Shot Selection Spectrum Handout
I have been a consistent long time listener. Always looking for ways to add to my coaching and this podcast helps with it. Most recently shared a handout for shot selection. I recommend to any level of coaches!