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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

Player Episode – Learning to Lead with Jao Ituka

1/23/2019
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We are joined for a special interview by one of the top basketball players in the state of Maryland, Jao Ituka. Adam and Jao discuss learning to lead as an underclassman, as well as how leadership roles change for players as they grow as a leader and player. Players are sure to love the valuable […]

Duration:00:19:23

Episode 263 – Coach Holda (Gaithersburg High School)

1/21/2019
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In today’s episode we are joined by Coach Holda, head coach for Gaithersburg High School, one of the top basketball programs in the state of Maryland. Topics include fostering relationships between players in your program, building trust with your players, and focusing on the present.

Duration:00:30:27

Player Episode – Preparing for a Job

1/16/2019
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Whether it’s for a part-time position or your first job after your sports career, we want to help you prepare to the fullest. In this week’s player episode we are joined by Kayla Smith, one of the youngest Owners and Operators in the Chick-Fil-A organization, to help players start thinking about how they can prepare […]

Duration:00:17:54

Episode 262 – Chick-Fil-A’s Kayla Smith

1/14/2019
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Coaches are sure to love this interview with Kayla Smith, one of the youngest owner and operators in the Chick-Fil-A organization. Adam and Kayla discuss bringing the right people into your organization, instilling your core values from day one, and how to build strong relationships with those in your work/team community. Get your notebooks ready […]

Duration:00:39:45

Episode 261 – Youth Sports with Logan DiPaolo

1/10/2019
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We’re back with another special interview today joined by Logan DiPaolo, President of LOUYAA (Linganore, Oakdale, Urbana Youth Athletic Association), one of the biggest youth sports organizations in the state of Maryland. Logan shares his incredible perspective on the current state of youth athletics, as well as LOUYAA’s passion for providing the best possible experience […]

Duration:00:44:03

Player Episode – Skip the workout, pick up a book

1/9/2019
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In this week’s player episode Adam challenges players to consider the time they spend developing their athleticism in comparison with the time they spend developing their focus, leadership, and mindset. The value of quality strength and conditioning sessions can’t be stated enough, but if there’s no time left to develop the mental aspects of your […]

Duration:00:14:27

Episode 260 – Positively impacting your team with JP Nerbun

1/7/2019
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Adam is joined for a special interview with JP Nerbun, Author of Calling Up and host of CoachingCulture podcast. Adam and JP discuss ways for coaches to impact their team outside of the Xs and Os, as well as the motivation for writing his book and how he hopes to impact those who read it. […]

Duration:00:38:11

Episode 259 – Sacrifice for Success

1/3/2019
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Today Adam and Sam share a powerful conversation about the ups and downs on the journey to success. In many fields of work, especially coaching, health and family life are often sacrificed in order to reach the highest level. The balancing act that takes place for those that are successful in work as well as […]

Duration:00:27:39

Player Episode – Bettering the Season with JP Nerbun

1/2/2019
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In this week’s new player episode Adam sits down with author and podcast host JP Nerbun to break down how players can drive positive change with their teammates. For more great content from JP check out his podcast called CoachingCulture!

Duration:00:16:40

Episode 258 – Recruiting Process with Zach Ranson

12/31/2018
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In today’s episode we are joined by Wake Forest football commit Zach Ranson for a special interview covering the in’s and out’s of his recruiting process, excelling as a multi-sport athlete, and more! Coaches and players will love Zach’s insight as a current high school athlete who has gone through the process of getting an […]

Duration:00:25:28

Episode 257 – Dunk or lay it up?

12/27/2018
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In today’s episode Adam and Sam break down the pros and cons of having a ‘dunk’ versus a ‘lay it in’ mentality. We’ve heard from coaches on both sides of the discussion about why they coach dunking over laying the ball up, as well as coaches who stress getting the sure points with a lay-up. […]

Duration:00:16:05

Episode 256 – Gene and Kobe Durden

12/26/2018
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Legendary Atlanta high school basketball coach Gene Durden and assistant coach Kobe Durden join us for an incredibly insightful show. Gene has lead his Buford Lady Wolves to eight out of the last ten state championship games with six state titles and brings a wealth of coaching experience to our hustlers today.

Duration:00:22:01

Episode 255 – Leadership Burnout

12/22/2018
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At every level of basketball coaches find themselves in situations where getting player buy-in seems impossible and leads to feelings of helplessness. To that we say, welcome to leadership! In this episode Adam Bradley and Sam Allen discuss getting burned out in your leadership role and how you can fight against this at all costs […]

Duration:00:27:36

Player Episode – Pre-Practice Routines

12/19/2018
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Almost all players have pre-game routines, but very few have pre-practice routines! Today Adam and Sam share their thoughts on what players can do to not only maximize game day but every practice day as well. A structured and disciplined pre-practice routine can be a game changer for a players development with the amount of […]

Duration:00:15:07

Episode 254 – Coach Parr

12/17/2018
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In today’s episode Adam Bradley and PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen are joined by Coach Parr of St. Pius at the BCB Buford basketball showcase in Atlanta, GA. Coach Parr shares the key areas his program strives for excellence in. He also shares great insight into how he tries to develop true mental toughness with his […]

Duration:00:20:27

Player Episode – Beat the Coach

12/15/2018
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Today co-host Adam Bradley and PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen sit down to discuss how players can ‘beat the coach’ during key leadership moments of practices or games. In most situations, coaches have to stop practice to reset their teams energy level, effort, and focus. What if this came from players earlier and coaches didn’t have […]

Duration:00:12:37

Episode 253 – Beat the Coach

12/14/2018
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Today co-host Adam Bradley and PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen sit down to discuss how players can ‘beat the coach’ during key leadership moments of practices or games. In most situations, coaches have to stop practice to reset their teams energy level, effort, and focus. What if this came from players earlier and coaches didn’t have […]

Duration:00:24:19

Episode 252 – To Curse or Not to Curse

12/3/2018
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After a recent video surfaced of a coach speaking to his team with words laced with profanity, TJ and Graham dive into whether or not they believe profanity should be commonly used with coaching, as well as scenarios in which it may change depending on the situation.

Duration:00:22:17

Episode 251 – What should you be tracking?

11/29/2018
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As the basketball analytics movement continues to move forward, it’s important to outline what and why you are tracking certain aspects of your teams performance. Today we share data points to consider tracking from a culture, offensive, and defensive perspective. Be sure to share this with another coach and discuss things that may be most […]

Duration:00:20:51

Episode 250 – NBA Shoot-a-round

11/26/2018
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In today’s episode we are back with another fun NBA shoot-a-round episode where we cover some of the top storylines from the first quarter of the NBA season. Send us a tweet @hardwood_hustle with your thoughts on the players TJ and Max outline as “Do not touch” regarding players they wouldn’t want if they were […]

Duration:00:22:09