Here's the Latest Episode from Hardwood Hustle:
Today we dive into a discussion involving one of the most popular websites for coaches, HoopDirt.com, a great resource for the latest updates on all things coaching. During the episode Adam asks if sites like this that revolve around coaching changes feed into the constant coaching turnover that we see in today’s college basketball world. We would love for you to share your thoughts back with us on Twitter @Hardwood_Hustle!
In the recent men’s NCAA Final Four, all four participating teams ran a man to man defense for over 90% of possessions. This stat lead co-host TJ Rosene and assistant coach Graham Maxwell to discuss the strategies behind using one or many styles of defense, as well as how to think through this decision making process.
It’s the end of the basketball season. As teams experience the highs of championships and the lows of tough defeats, the coaching carousel begins to turn. Are you looking for a new job? Are you happy and content to make your current job your dream job? We cover these topics and much more!
TJ Rosene is joined by assistant coach Graham Maxwell to discuss the impact of the college basketball transfer rate on high school basketball. With transfer lists now becoming available at the high school level, this topic is something almost every coach may be impacted by going forward.
As we continue covering stories from the NCAA tournament, TJ Rosene and Graham Maxwell share their thoughts on what became a national story with Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Aaron Henry. They share their perspective as college basketball coaches and discuss how this situation was handled. Please reply with your thoughts with a tweet @hardwood_hustle!
We take a deep dive into a few valuable lessons players and coaches can learn from the men’s NCAA tournament games that took place this past weekend. From field goal and turnover percentages to strategies used by coaches, you will take away something for your team in this March Madness episode!
In today’s episode we outline storylines from the upcoming NCAA tournament. Send us a tweet @hardwood_hustle to share your biggest upset picks and final four locks!
In this week’s player episode Adam offers up a strategy for players to improve their game. It starts with understanding every players role on all the offensive and defensive sets your team runs. Most players know their role on each set, but few players know and understand everyone’s role on every set, and coaches put lots of trust into the players that do. To really know if you understand the ins and outs of your teams plays, try to explain a few of your sets to someone who has never played the game of basketball before. To help them understand, you will have to have complete knowledge of exactly what each players role is on the set. If you struggle to get them to understand, you may have more studying of your playbook than you thought you did! We hope this episode challenges you to take your knowledge of the game to deeper levels than ever before.
Adam and TJ are back with a powerful episode discussing one of the hardest components of sport, and that is the pressure to win. Should winning games be the only metric for success, or should it be more related to how well your team performs in relation to its potential? As always, we’d love your feedback on twitter shared to us at @hardwood_hustle!
We recently received questions from our Hustlers about the impact of faith on their coaching, and took this opportunity to share our experience with our Hustlers. We hope this episode allows you to consider how faith impacts your coaching, relationships, mindset, and more!