Episode 550 – Intensity, the X-Factor
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by Lisa O'Meara
5d ago
This week we’re discussing how intensity can be your team’s separator next season. In a sports culture where players are playing so many games and rewarded for individual performances over team wins, TJ and Sam discuss how you can bring intensity, energy, and effort to life in your programs. Show Notes: Intro Topic Timberwolves & Anthony Edwards Achieving something special Competing on the defensive end “I don’t coach effort & attitude” Gaining skill with intensity without overtraining Practice goals and design More games & social media influences Intensity and toughness “Never st ..read more
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Episode 549 – Making Practice Fun
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by Lisa O'Meara
1w ago
This week TJ and Sam discuss how coaches strike a balance between creating an intense hard-working and competitive environment with ensuring your players are enjoying their experience invested in the team. Show Notes: • Creating the right environment for skill acquisition • Being aware of the player experience • Can it be competitive, hard-working, and fun? • Goal of a coach • Getting your team invested in the team • The importance of teaching • Role of running as conditioning • Coach personality • Fighting to strike a balance • Gamify• Identifying the skills you ..read more
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Episode 548 – Matthew Smith, Washington State
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by Lisa O'Meara
1w ago
This week on the Hardwood Hustle we’re joined by Coach Matthew Smith from Washington State to discuss analytics, propelling your coaching career and what we can learn from pickup basketball. Listen: Watch: Show Notes: Finding a mentor Opportunities to grow Little things that make you invaluable Utilizing analytics Do what others wont Teach better Pickup basketball ..read more
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Episode 548 – Matthew Smith, Washington State
Hardwood Hustle
by Lisa O'Meara
2w ago
This week on the Hardwood Hustle we’re joined by Coach Matthew Smith from Washington State to discuss analytics, propelling your coaching career and what we can learn from pickup basketball. Show Notes: Finding a mentor Opportunities to grow Little things that make you invaluable Utilizing analytics Do what others wont Teach better Pickup basketball ..read more
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Episode 547 – Creating an Off-Season Player Development Plan
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by Lisa O'Meara
3w ago
It’s easy to go through the off-season just checking boxes… Ball handling drills, check. Passing drills, check. Shooting drills, check. But to ensure your individual players are actually improving, take a more intentional approach and hone in their biggest return on investment. Show Notes: • Universal Fundamental skills approach v. Individual approach • SICC Approach| • Current v. Next Level & Developing a specialty • Factors: Time, System, & Long Term Development • Summer Practice Approach • Alignment in Developmental System • Game experience v. Reps in practice •  ..read more
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Episode 546 – Offensive Actions
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by Lisa O'Meara
1M ago
This week TJ and Sam discuss what makes offensive actions work including how to utilize different types of screens, combining actions together, personnel implications and how you might steal actions from other teams based on what’s hard to guard. If this episode gets you excited about talking offensive, don’t miss PGC Coaching’s Upcoming Offensive Track. Score 7-10 more points next season, by joining the 4-Week Offensive Track for coaches. Go to pgccoaching.com/tracks by May 9th. Show Notes: • Flare Screens • Back Screens • Ball Screens • Combo & Iso Actions • 2-Man Actions • What’s ..read more
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Episode 544 – Iowa Women’s BBall and the Read & React Offense
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by Lisa O'Meara
1M ago
Iowa women’s basketball just made another run to the National Championship Game, and did you know they run the Read & React offense? This week, Rick Torbett from Better Basketball joins TJ and Sam to discuss what makes for good offense and how Iowa’s system has set Caitlin Clark and her teammates up for success. Free Read & React Master Class: https://betterbasketball.com/read-and-react-on-demand/ Website: https://betterbasketball.com/ Show Notes: • What is the Read & React allowing Iowa Women’s Basketball to do? • Favorite Action in the Read & React • Observations from Iowa W ..read more
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Episode 543 – Having Courageous Conversations with Mano Watsa
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by Lisa O'Meara
1M ago
On the other side of a breakdown is a breakthrough and this week, PGC President, Mano Watsa joins the show to share how having courageous conversations can transform your program by building more trust and ensuring more growth. Listen: To take your defensive to the next level, join PGC Coaching’s 4-Week Defensive Strategies Track for coaches. Go to pgccoaching.com/tracksby April 4th. Watch ..read more
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Episode 542 – Reflecting on the Season
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by Lisa O'Meara
2M ago
There can be a lot of mixed emotions when the basketball season finally comes to an end. In this week’s episode, TJ shares personal reflections on his season at Emmanuel as he discusses with Sam how coaches can properly reflect and evaluate where they’re at and where they need to be.   Show Notes: Emotions After the Season Different Perspectives & Reflections on the Season Realizations and Regrets The Unique Nature of Coaching The Importance of Grounding and Perspective Player Reflections and Gratitude Reflecting with Staff and Players When to do Player Exit Interviews Changes in Pe ..read more
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Episode 541 – The Many Hats of Coaching
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by Lisa O'Meara
2M ago
This week, TJ and Sam discuss how coaches show up as leaders. Consistency matters, but so does the ability to see a need and fill a need for your team. Whether it’s knowing when to be demanding, supportive, empathetic, or inspirational, in this episode we discuss the importance of understanding and growing in your role as a coach ..read more
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