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The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast is for those who know basketball is more than a game. Internationally renowned basketball performance expert Alan Stein (Stronger Team) and Washington, DC sports-podcasting superstar Adam Bradley (Ball Hogs Radio) teamed up teamed up to create a unique platform to cross between the lines of life and basketball. The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcasts educates, engages and entertains and has featured guests such as Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, Jay Bilas and Kevin Eastman. Official partners: Better Basketball, Krossover, PGC Basketball and Vertimax.

The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast is for those who know basketball is more than a game. Internationally renowned basketball performance expert Alan Stein (Stronger Team) and Washington, DC sports-podcasting superstar Adam Bradley (Ball Hogs Radio) teamed up teamed up to create a unique platform to cross between the lines of life and basketball. The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcasts educates, engages and entertains and has featured guests such as Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, Jay Bilas and Kevin Eastman. Official partners: Better Basketball, Krossover, PGC Basketball and Vertimax.
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Washington, D.C.

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The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast is for those who know basketball is more than a game. Internationally renowned basketball performance expert Alan Stein (Stronger Team) and Washington, DC sports-podcasting superstar Adam Bradley (Ball Hogs Radio) teamed up teamed up to create a unique platform to cross between the lines of life and basketball. The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcasts educates, engages and entertains and has featured guests such as Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, Jay Bilas and Kevin Eastman. Official partners: Better Basketball, Krossover, PGC Basketball and Vertimax.

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@AlanStein

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English


Episodes

Episode 323 – Good Counsel’s GJ Kissal

12/3/2019
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Today Adam is joined by head coach of Good Counsel boys basketball team, GJ Kissal. Coach Kissal shares his experience as head coach of both public and private high school programs, as well as what it’s like to prepare for each game in the WCAC, what many consider the best basketball conference in the country.

Duration:00:31:04

Episode 322 – Sacrificing short-term productivity for long-term results

11/28/2019
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Today Adam and TJ dive into a discussion about how coaches can balance success with both short-term and long-term goals. If you’re in a situation with pressure to win now or be let go, how can you possibly afford to spend time on your long-term vision? If you are building for the long-term, how do […]

Duration:00:17:49

Episode 321 – Load Management

11/25/2019
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As many trends of the NBA trickle downward to the college and high school levels, Adam and TJ discuss how load management plays out in these environments. Should coaches be more aware of the amount their players are doing in-season and throughout the rest of the year? How do you balance hard work with rest […]

Duration:00:31:39

Episode 320 – John Kelley

11/21/2019
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Episode 320 brings you a special interview with Maryland football powerhouse Quince Orchard head coach John Kelley. Coach Kelley shares about his teams mindset when it comes to trying to repeat as 4A State Champions. He also gives insight into effective communication as a younger head coach with assistant coaches who are older in age […]

Duration:00:26:47

Episode 319 – Sharing with other coaches

11/18/2019
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Most coaches would say that the coaching community is a strong one. Within this community, do you feel willing and open to share information with other coaches and programs? Some may find it difficult to share openly while also wanting to maintain their competitive advantage, which is the focus of today’s episode with Adam Bradley, […]

Duration:00:28:51

Episode 318 – Workout Guys vs Development Coaches

11/15/2019
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Stemming from a recent Twitter discussion, Adam Bradley and Sam Allen continue the conversation about the differences between training with a “workout guy” and development coach. Is one better than the other? How can you tell the difference? What should I be looking for in when trying to find a great coach to work with? […]

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 317 – The Art of Cutting a Player

11/12/2019
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Along with the incredible moments coaching brings you there are accompanying valleys. This time of the year may certainly be one of them as you navigate player cuts from your team try-outs. How do you structure try-outs? Do you post the cuts or meet individually with each player? How do you work with the parents […]

Duration:00:32:59

Episode 316 – The Role of the Specialist

11/2/2019
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Few players do everything well at the highest level. The vast majority of players are specialists, and today Adam and TJ sit down to share how you can better develop your players into specialists that can contribute more to your team. How many specialists in each area is enough? Do you push specialists to work […]

Duration:00:23:55

Episode 315 – Aubrey Van Pelt

10/29/2019
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Today we sit down with girls varsity basketball head coach Aubrey Van Pelt who has built her Utah program up from a 1-19 to a 21-4 record in just three years, as well as now being the desired program to be apart of in her region. Aubrey shares her game-plan for building a winning culture […]

Duration:00:40:28

Episode 314 – Thirsting After Scholarships

10/23/2019
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A college athletic scholarship is the most sought after accomplishment for most high school athletes, and now seems to be something to be achieved at any and all costs. Do the ends justify the means? Adam and TJ share their experiences with athletes striving for these goals in today’s episode.

Duration:00:23:18

Episode 313 – Managing Your Rotations

10/18/2019
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In today’s episode Adam and TJ open up a discussion about how to best manage your rotations from beginning to end of season. Though there is no perfect strategy, we hope this episode sheds light into some of the variables you should consider as you prepare to coach your team this season.

Duration:00:26:07

Episode 312 – Utilizing the 100-Point Game exercise in practice. (feat. Coach Aseem Rastogi)

10/6/2019
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We’re back with college coach Aseem Rastogi to break down the 100-point game exercise that he mentioned in his previous episode. This exercise is sure to improve your practices and can be a valuable addition when implementing new strategies with your team.

Duration:00:27:04

How to Maintain a Winning Culture In the Midst of Losing (feat. Coach Aseem Rastogi)

10/2/2019
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Today we are back with an important conversation that is rarely had in the field of coaching. No program sets out to lose games, but in the nature of competition there is always team who ends with victory and team who ends in defeat. This episode with coach Aseem Rastogi is centered around how you […]

Duration:00:49:23

Episode 310 – Premier Lacrosse League’s Ryan Drenner

9/20/2019
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Today Adam is joined by on of the top lacrosse players in the world, Ryan Drenner, playing for the Whipsnakes in the Premier Lacrosse League. Ryan and the Whipsnakes play in the PLL championship game this Saturday (9/21) which can be seen on NBC. Adam and Ryan discuss his journey from youth lacrosse to Division […]

Duration:00:26:28

Episode 309 – George Washington HC Jamion Christian

9/17/2019
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In this special interview Adam sits down with George Washington University head coach Jamion Christian. Coach Christian shares his journey through the coaching ranks, recruiting strategies, building the right culture, and much more. Coaches will love the wisdom Jamion brings to this episode as a successful coach at the Division 1 level. Share this episode […]

Duration:00:57:02

Episode 308 – 2020 #1 Football Recruit Bryan Bresee (Part 2)

9/9/2019
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Today we bring Bryan Bresee, the 2020 top ranked football recruit in the country, back for a part two episode. We discuss his decision to commit to Clemson, how he’s staying focused his Senior season and his most recent viral video.

Duration:00:18:58

Episode 307 – Coach Fred Kim

8/26/2019
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Today Adam is joined for a 1-on-1 interview with football coach Fred Kim. In 2017 Coach Kim finished a 14 year streak of winning seasons at Seneca Valley high school before being let go after his first losing season in 2018. He shares about his many successes, as well as about how he is bouncing […]

Duration:00:31:43

Episode 306 – Stuart Singer

8/24/2019
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Today we are joined by sports psychology and performance consultant who has worked for the Washington Mystics, Connecticut Suns, and Maryland women’s basketball Stuart Singer. Stu shares his experiences working with elite basketball players and gives practical tips for players and coaches to improve their mental performance. Be sure to check out his mental performance […]

Duration:00:39:48

Episode 305 – Washington Mystic Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

8/17/2019
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We conclude our series with the Washington Mystics in an interview with former college star and Maryland Terrapin Shatori Walker-Kimbrough. Shatori shares about her role as a vocal leader, player/coach relationships, multi-sport athletes, and more!

Duration:00:11:08

Episode 304 – Washington Mystic Ariel Atkins

8/13/2019
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Today we are joined by All-WNBA rookie and 7th overall draft pick Ariel Atkins who shares about her role on the Mystics, adjusting from the college to pro level, and being a great follower to team leaders. Coaches, make sure to share this episode with your players!

Duration:00:09:24