• Mon, 03 May 2021 05:58:21 +0000: Episode 393 – Building a Great Staff - Hardwood Hustle
    For a head coach, building a staff may be the most important thing you do for your program. In this episode TJ, Sam, and Lisa discuss how coaches can go about selecting their staff and prioritizing the most important things for them and their program. Everyone needs to decide what their non negotiables are whether […]
  • Mon, 26 Apr 2021 05:32:33 +0000: Episode 392 – Josh Merkel - Hardwood Hustle
    This week, Josh Merkel, head coach at Randolph-Macon joins TJ and Sam to discuss what its like to takeover a program, implement systems and strategies, and build and sustain a culture of excellence. Josh shares from his 10 years of head coaching experience and is no stranger to success. His program has gone 67-6 over […]
  • Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:19:37 +0000: Episode 391 – What Wins in March - Hardwood Hustle
    TJ & Sam discuss Xs and Os from this year’s NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four matchups. There’s always a lot to learn from watching the systems and strategies of teams who are winning at the highest level. This episode will help you start thinking about what’s going to help you win next season and […]
  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 05:19:59 +0000: Episode 390 – 4 Roles in Growing the Game – Part 2 - Hardwood Hustle
    In Part 2, TJ and Sam share how parents and players can navigate youth basketball, player development, and finding teachable moments and learning opportunities. It’s a discussion about stepping back and seeing the big picture within the game and ensuring we all contribute to a positive sport experience in whatever role we’re in.
  • Tue, 06 Apr 2021 04:04:25 +0000: Episode 389 – 4 Roles in Growing the Game – Part 1 - Hardwood Hustle
    This week we’re starting a two-part series about how to run better programs and grow the game of basketball. Referees, coaches, players, and parents all factor into our basketball experience. Our next two episodes will help you understand these four roles better especially when it comes to creating the right competitive environment for your program. […]