Hannah Huesman is a Mental Skills Coach with the Philadelphia Phillies organization. She joins the guys to talk about her expertise and why mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to training. She walks us through her experiences, some success stories, and some drills you can try at home to better your mental health. Hannah dives into not just how mental skills training can help your game, but also how it can help you perform in everyday life.
Coach and Trainer Jordan Lawley joins us to talk about his experience growing his business and how he got to where he is today. Jordan trains all sorts of clients, including NBA players and celebrities, and even tells us some stories of who he's coaching for the upcoming NBA All Star Celebrity Game during All-Star Weekend. He takes us down memory lane and his experience breaking records at UC-San Diego then going on to play professionally overseas. He fills us in on some of his favorite training drills and what most younger players lack before even coming to see him.
Here are five things you can do to reach your potential as a basketball player. Work hard enough and you’re guaranteed to have a better chance at making it through this year’s tryouts.
Rebounding is one of the most important skills in the game because it helps reduce the number of offensive opportunities that your opponent will get over the course of the game.
Here at Hustle, we focus on building the best basketball app out there, but we also want to help you make good decisions with the products you buy. That’s why we created this list to help you teach your kid to love basketball.
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s never too late to pick up the perfect gift for that special basketball fan in your life. From relatives, friends and teammates to coaches, or even coworkers, basketball themed gifts are fun and easy to give. Basketball season is in full swing, so there’s no more timely gift out there. So check out some of our favorite basketball themed gifts this year.
Nobody saw him coming. Oklahoma’s Trae Young had almost no buzz prior to the start of the 2017-2018 NCAA basketball season, but since delivering multiple 40-plus point games with an incredible shooting percentage, everyone is singing his praises. The star point guard is leading the nation in points per game and assists per game, while getting comparisons to Steph Curry for his shooting prowess and quick release. He’s also carrying his team to one of their best seasons in recent memory.
The mid-range jumper definitely takes a lot of work and the right mindset. But having this shot in your arsenal can make you a lot more versatile, it’s an easy way to get yourself shots, and it’s a lot more efficient than you may think
Training Tips from Professional Basketball Player Nick Novak
Fox Chapel high school basketball coach and statistician, Gabe Skrinjar, explains the importance of incorporating objective performance measurements into practice and game day routines.
One of the toughest parts of being a coach is finding the right drills for your kids. This is a mix of a drill that is easy to learn, easy to practice, and can be carried back onto the court at game time.
Most professional baseball players take hundreds of swings every single day. Most professional basketball players take hundreds of practice shots every single day. There is no question that repetition of basic drills is effective. However, youth athletes are fundamentally different from professionals. Not many kids will be able to focus on a single drill over and over and over. For that and many other reasons, introducing drill variety is paramount as a youth coach. Using a variety of drills builds technique, keeps players motivated, makes practice more fun for kids, and ultimately will lead to a better experience for young athletes.
Professional basketball player Dustin Sleva joins us to talk about his story from breaking records at Shippensburg University to making the most of his chance to play overseas for the Paris Basketball League. He gives us some insight to how he earned that opportunity and some of the talent he's able to play against in Europe. Dustin is a constant learner and walks us through some drills he continues to do to this day, and how he altered some of his training to play in a league with slightly different set of rules than the NBA and NCAA. With someone who hit a growth spurt later in life, he also talks about some of the mental hurdles he had to overcome early in his career and how you can gain that mindset in your own training.
For the most part, baseball is one of the few American sports without a playbook. Football is on the opposite end of the spectrum, with playbooks appearing more like phonebooks. Yet baseball does still have its fair share of plays. While set plays are certainly not essential for youth baseball players, they can be fun to learn and bring your team together as a unit. We recommend practicing a handful of plays in practice and trying them out in appropriate game situations.
Coach Paul Easton has an incredible story to tell the Hustle With Us podcast. He came from Scotland and used his persistence to become one of social media's most followed basketball trainers. He fills us in on how he grew his basketball IQ despite not being around the sport a ton when he was very young. He gives us some tidbits on finding his niche on social media and the different types of players he trains. He also gives advice on how he alters his style when coaching young athletes vs. coaching professional players.
A fielder should feel that his or her glove is an extension of the hand. Selecting the best glove is an essential part of that equation. Fit, utility, durability, and style are key considerations when making a choice of leatherware.
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