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The Hoop Heads Podcast is co-hosted by Head Start Basketball Founder Mike Klinzing and Coach Jason Sunkle. The Hoop Heads Podcast covers a wide range of basketball topics relevant to coaches, players, and parents. Listen in for interviews with personalities from across the basketball landscape.

Our line-up of podcast guests includes some of the top minds in the game across all levels, from grassroots to the NBA. They’ll share insights to help you grow as a coach, improve as a player, or enhance your experience of the game as a parent. You’ll gain new perspectives on what the best coaches are doing, how they do it, and why they do it. We hope to make you think and challenge you to consider your approach to the game of basketball.

We’ll also attempt to entertain and inform as we share our thoughts on the NBA and college hoops. We are passionately committed to the Hoop Heads Podcast and growing the game of basketball.

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The Hoop Heads Podcast is co-hosted by Head Start Basketball Founder Mike Klinzing and Coach Jason Sunkle. The Hoop Heads Podcast covers a wide range of basketball topics relevant to coaches, players, and parents. Listen in for interviews with personalities from across the basketball landscape.

Our line-up of podcast guests includes some of the top minds in the game across all levels, from grassroots to the NBA. They’ll share insights to help you grow as a coach, improve as a player, or enhance your experience of the game as a parent. You’ll gain new perspectives on what the best coaches are doing, how they do it, and why they do it. We hope to make you think and challenge you to consider your approach to the game of basketball.

We’ll also attempt to entertain and inform as we share our thoughts on the NBA and college hoops. We are passionately committed to the Hoop Heads Podcast and growing the game of basketball.

Visit our website www.hoopheadspod.com to check out every episode we've ever recorded and learn more about what drives our show!

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    Ido Singer - UNC Greensboro Women's Basketball Assistant Coach - Episode 471

    Ido Singer - UNC Greensboro Women's Basketball Assistant Coach - Episode 471

    Ido Singer just completed his third season as an assistant coach for UNCG women’s basketball.

    Singer served as the head coach of the NAIA school Fisher College (Mass.) from 2016 to 2017, the head girls basketball coach for Mass Huskies AAU from 2015 to 2016, and as the director of operations at UMass Lowell for the 2014-15 season.

    In 2013 Singer was the women’s basketball assistant coach at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

    And also served as the head coach of Heschel High School in New York from 2009-12. In June 2011, he founded an elite basketball skills development service, IdoBasketball, that has conducted over 100 skills clinics in the New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts areas.

    Singer played professional basketball from 1996 until 2003 for Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel, as well as a few other teams.

    If you’re looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program. We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you’ll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset. The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.com

    Our roster of shows is growing so don’t forget to check out all our other podcasts on the Hoop Heads Pod Network including Thrive with Trevor Huffman, Beyond the Ball, The CoachMays.com Podcast, Player’s Court, Bleachers & Boards, The Green Light, Courtside Culture and our team focused NBA Podcasts: Cavalier Central, Knuck if you Buck, The 305 Culture, Daily Thunder, Motor City Hoops, X’s and O’s: NBA Breakdown, Spanning the Spurs, LA Hoops, The Wizards Hoops Analyst, Lakers Fast Break & At The Buzzer. We’re looking for more NBA podcasters interested in hosting their own show centered on a particular team. Email us info@hoopheadspod.com if you’re interested in learning more and bringing your talent to our network.

    Grab your notebook before you listen to this episode with Ido Singer, women’s basketball assistant coach at UNC Greensboro.

    Website - https://uncgspartans.com/sports/womens-basketball

    Email - i_singer@uncg.edu

    Twitter - @idobasketball

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    I Don't Trust Any of These Teams - Episode 470

    I Don't Trust Any of These Teams - Episode 470

    On this episode of the Hoop Heads Podcast, Mike and Jason first discuss Russell Westbrook's triple double run. Then they take a look at the current playoff seedings and the remaining schedule to try and determine who finishes where in both conferences. They also rank the playoff coaches on the Hoop Heads Trust index. They wrap up the episode by sharing the rationale for their current Finals picks.

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    "Mentality" Part 5 - UAlbany Men's Basketball Assistant Coaches Hamlet Tibbs & Dannton Jackson and Director of Recruiting & Video KJ Baptiste - Episode 469

    "Mentality" Part 5 - UAlbany Men's Basketball Assistant Coaches Hamlet Tibbs & Dannton Jackson and Director of Recruiting & Video KJ Baptiste - Episode 469

    Welcome to episode five of our Hoop Heads Podcast Series called "Mentality with Dwayne Killings - Season One at UAlbany" The series will document Dwayne’s first year as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University at Albany.

    We plan to record and release 2-4 episodes per month with Dwayne and/or players, coaches, administrators, media members, and others associated with the Great Danes Basketball Program to get an inside look at what being a first year head coach at the Division 1 level is all about.

    Today we’re diving in with UAlbany Assistant Coaches Hamlet Tibbs and Dannton Jackson along with Director of Recruiting and Video KJ Baptiste. We’ll learn more about their coaching journeys and what brought them to the staff at the University at Albany to work for Head Coach Dwayne Killings.

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    Dannton - djackson2@albany.edu

    KJ - ksbaptiste@albany.edu

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    KJ - @kbaptiste11

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    • 51 min
    "Mentality" Part 4 - UAlbany Men's Basketball Director of Ops Danny Madhavapallil & Assistant Coach Matt Griffin - Episode 468

    "Mentality" Part 4 - UAlbany Men's Basketball Director of Ops Danny Madhavapallil & Assistant Coach Matt Griffin - Episode 468

    Welcome to episode four of our Hoop Heads Podcast Series called "Mentality with Dwayne Killings - Season One at UAlbany" The series will document Dwayne’s first year as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Albany.

    We plan to record and release 2-4 episodes per month with Dwayne and/or players, coaches, administrators, media members, and others associated with the Great Danes Basketball Program to get an inside look at what being a first year head coach at the Division 1 level is all about.

    Today we’re diving in with UAlbany Director of Ops Danny Mads and Assistant Coach Matt Griffin. We’ll learn more about their coaching journeys and what brough them to the staff at the University at Albany to work for Head Coach Dwayne Killings.

    Website - https://ualbanysports.com/sports/mens-basketball

    Email – Danny - dmadhavapallil@albany.edu Matt - mjgriffin@albany.edu

    Twitter – Danny - @CoachDannyMads Matt - @coachmattgriff


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    • 46 min
    Tyler Coston from PGC Basketball: 20 Ways We Can Improve Youth Basketball - Episode 467

    Tyler Coston from PGC Basketball: 20 Ways We Can Improve Youth Basketball - Episode 467

    Tyler Coston is the Head of Player Development for PGC Basketball. Tyler coached the women’s basketball team at Trinity Western University from 2005-2007, while simultaneously running a skills-development program that produced five Division I (USA) athletes. In 2007, he accepted a position as Assistant Coach at Portland State University. During his first year at Portland State, the Vikings won the Big Sky Conference with an overall record of 23-8. After Portland State captured the Big Sky Conference tournament, they went on to the NCAA Tournament where they lost to the eventual 2008 champions, the Kansas Jayhawks.

    Tyler, a Mastor Director with PGC Basketball, first attended Point Guard College in 1998 and under the leaderhsip of Dick DeVenzio. In the following year, Tyler led Lynden Christian High School to the Washington State Championship and earned first-team All-State honors. He went on to play university basketball at Trinity Western University, where he was named to the Canada West All-Rookie team. He transferred to the University of Alberta and led the Golden Bears to Canada West Gold, earning a spot in the national tournament in 2004.

    If you’re looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program. We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you’ll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset. The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.com

    Our roster of shows is growing so don’t forget to check out all our other podcasts on the Hoop Heads Pod Network including Thrive with Trevor Huffman, Beyond the Ball, The CoachMays.com Podcast, Player’s Court, Bleachers & Boards, The Green Light, Courtside Culture and our team focused NBA Podcasts: Cavalier Central, Knuck if you Buck, The 305 Culture, #Lakers, Motor City Hoops, X’s and O’s: NBA Breakdown, Spanning the Spurs, LA Hoops, The Wizards Hoops Analyst, Lakers Fast Break & At The Buzzer. We’re looking for more NBA podcasters interested in hosting their own show centered on a particular team. Email us info@hoopheadspod.com if you’re interested in learning more and bringing your talent to our network.

    Have pen and paper by your side as you listen to this episode about improving youth basketball with Tyler Coston from PGC.`

    Website - https://pgcbasketball.com/

    Email - coachtylercoston@gmail.com

    Twitter - @tylercoston

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Avoiding the Lakers, Playoff Seeding & the Trust Index - Episode 466

    Avoiding the Lakers, Playoff Seeding & the Trust Index - Episode 466

    On this episode of the Hoop Heads Podcast, Mike and Jason take a look at the potential playoff seeding while discussing the current state of top title contenders. Finally they rank the likely teams that will make the postseason 1-10 on the Hoop Heads Trust Index.

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    • 1 hr 13 min

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193 Ratings

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I have been listening to this podcast for some time now, and it leaves me wondering if these guys have ever played or watched basketball before??? It seems to me that they do not know the game and should probably throw this podcast in the trash along with their opinions

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