Hustle With Us - Learn Sports Skills from Pro Players, Coaches & Trainers to Help You Up Your Game!

Hustle With Us - Learn Sports Skills from Pro Players, Coaches & Trainers to Help You Up Your Game!

By Hustle Training
Welcome to the Hustle With Us podcast! We interview professional players, coaches and trainers to hear their success stories, learn lessons from their failures and figure out where they're taking the cutting edge of sports skills development. Along the way, we'll uncover the drills they've practiced to help build pro-level skills and get you behind-the-scenes insight into what it takes to become a smarter coach, a better player and a more knowledgeable student of the sports you love.
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How Defense Wins Championships with Kentucky Assistant Coach Kyra Elzy

Hustle With Us - Learn Sports Skills from Pro Players, Coaches & Trainers to Help You Up Your Game!

How Defense Wins Championships with Kentucky Assistant Coach Kyra Elzy

Hustle With Us - Learn Sports Skills from Pro Players, Coaches & Trainers to Help You Up Your Game!

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Jordan Lawley on Building Confidence and Clients
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. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo courtesy of: https://jordanlawley.com/ Jordan Lawley's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jlawbball/?hl=en
33:00
February 12, 2020
Improving Your Footwork and Using Tech in Your Training with Reid Ouse
Coach Reid Ouse joins the guys to talk about his story and what had to happen for him to start Catalyst Training (https://www.basketballcatalyst.com/). He briefs us on his specialty in footwork and some drills he likes to use to improve his own clients. He also touches on how he uses tech in his training now and what he thinks the future might hold for it. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo courtesy of: https://www.facebook.com/BasketballCatalyst/
33:17
February 6, 2020
Building the Right Muscles for Baseball with Rance Terry
Rance Terry joins the Hustle crew to kick off season two of Hustle With Us. Coach Terry is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Purdue Baseball. He gets into his tactics on building muscle in-season vs. out-of-season and which group of muscles you really want to attack to be successful at the sport. He also gives us some of his favorite workouts and what the ideal college recruit looks like in his eyes. Download the Hustle App: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo courtesy of Rance Terry's Twitter (@RanceTerry)
22:38
January 30, 2020
Improving Ball Handling With Coach Adrian Howell
Coach and Trainer Adrian Howell joins the guys to walk us through his specialty as a coach and trainer in California. His ball-handling expertise attracts all sorts of prospective players and even earned him a coaching spot at GSA Prep School in Bakersfield, CA. Coach Howell is very direct in his training and dishes some of his coaching techniques to help you in your workouts. He explains the difference in coaching young players vs. some of the more experienced and how to approach each age group. He also gives his take on the number one thing that players forget in the offseason which may cause them to come back sluggish. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Adrian Howell on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2nY8AW4
25:27
October 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Thomas Fields Shares How He's Changing The Way You Practice Basketball
We're joined by Grind CEO, Thomas Fields, who shares how his new product, Grind Basketball, will be changing the way you practice. It's an affordable rebounding machine that fits into a duffel bag and enables you to take up to 10x more shots in a practice session. He shares how he came up with the idea and the long process it has been to get to the point he is now. He walks us through some of the support he has received along the way as well. As a basketball player himself, he lets us in on some of his practice routines and when you'll soon be able to pick up a Grind Basketball machine for yourself. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo See more at: https://www.grindbasketball.com/
30:38
September 26, 2019
How Defense Wins Championships with Kentucky Assistant Coach Kyra Elzy
Kyra Elzy, the Associate Head Coach of Kentucky Women's Basketball, joins the guys to talk about her expertise...defense. She walks us through some of her favorite drills and explains why defense is all about the conditioning. As an accomplished recruiter, she tells us about the "x-factor" that she looks for in recruits and how to identify the right fit with a player. Finally, Coach Elzy breaks down her team's use of technology in training.  She reveals the most common time during the season for a player to sustain an injury and how they combat that. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo courtesy of: https://ukathletics.com/ Coach Elzy on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2kTEO37
26:24
September 19, 2019
The Best Stretching Techniques And How To Treat Sports Injuries with Dr. Nick Buonforte
Dr. Nick Buonforte is a physical therapist who treats all sorts of athletes after they've had an injury or if they've been experiencing soreness. He chats with us about his start in creating his own practice and how he tries to make a difference with his clients. He explains how to best treat sports injuries and the debate between static vs. dynamic stretching. He also gives his take on active warmups and cooldowns and how they can be beneficial as an athlete. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Dr. Nick Buonforte's Instagram: http://bit.ly/2me8gBv
26:46
September 12, 2019
What College Coaches Look for in a Recruit featuring Wright State Coach Katrina Merriweather
The head coach of Wright State's Women's Basketball Program, Katrina Merriweather, joins us for an extended conversation on her recruiting process, her training regimen, and how she worked her way up to lead the Wright State squad. She discusses her basketball background and how that helped her get where she is now. She has long had aspirations of being a head coach and she tells us about her journey of reaching this goal. Finally, she provides details of her favorite drills for building fundamentals and improving conditioning. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo courtesy of Katrina Merriweather's Twitter: http://bit.ly/coachtrina
30:24
September 5, 2019
The Fundamentals of Building Strength with Baylor Coach Jeremy Heffner
Baylor Strength & Conditioning Coach Jeremy Heffner joins the podcast to talk about training National Championship athletes. He walks us through his philosophy and how he's been able to train such successful teams at Baylor. Coach Jeremy always reverts to his definition of strength which he shares with us. He also gives us his backstory on how he came to be a strength and conditioning coach. Of course, he shares some of his favorite drills he uses to train the national champion Baylor Bears and how he changes his strategy when he's training women at the top of their level. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo courtesy of: https://baylorbears.com/
19:00
August 29, 2019
What It Takes To Win An NCAA Championship with Baylor's Moon Ursin
The Baylor Women's Basketball team is a consistent contender to win the national title, and last year, they did just that. Junior G Moon Ursin was part of that team that helped bring home the hardware. She chats with us about that experience and how her training changed throughout the year. She touches on some of her favorite drills, gives us some great insight on what it takes to win a national championship and how to gauge your training when it comes to tournament time. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo courtesy of:  https://baylorbears.com/
15:45
August 22, 2019
How the World's Top Wheelchair Basketball Player Prepares for International Competition featuring 3x Olympic Gold Medalist Pat Anderson
Pat Anderson is widely considered the best wheelchair basketball player in the world and quite possibly the best of all time. He has always had an athlete's mindset and didn't let an accident at a young age stop him from accomplishing his goals. He chats with us about coming up in the national circuit and shining at the Paralympic level. He talks about how his game has changed, and also his favorite drills to stay in shape as his career has progressed. You can definitely take some of this away into your own leagues, whether it's wheelchair basketball or not. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo courtesy of:  http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/ Pat Anderson Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/patrickdanderson/ 
35:18
August 15, 2019
Inside the Business of Basketball Training Featuring Bobby Whyte
Bobby Whyte didn't expect to run his own training business, but when the opportunity was in front of him, he didn't back down from the challenge. True to his personality, Bobby charged at it head-on. He now runs the successful HyPower Performance and loves his role bringing players of all ages to the edge of their ability and beyond. He talks with us about how he got his start as an I'm Possible trainer and why teaching young kids vs. pros really isn't much different at the end of the day. He also tells you why consistency is the most important aspect if you want to improve your game. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo HyPower Performance's website:  https://www.hypowerperformance.com/  Photo courtesy of:  https://www.facebook.com/hypowerperformance 
31:30
August 8, 2019
What It’s Like to Coach Team USA Featuring Don Showalter
Coach Don Showalter is the USA Basketball Youth Division Director of Coach Development. He comes from an extensive background of coaching where he has used over 50 years of experience to help his athletes get better everyday. He's undefeated in international play and now participates in most of the recruiting for USA Basketball Juniors. He talks with us about some of his philosophies when it comes to coaching and how he'd help a team form its chemistry after being brought together from all over the country. He has coached a ton of players that eventually made it in the NBA and tells us about a comeback story with one guy that just signed a max deal a few years ago. Coach Showalter has a ton of knowledge and he lays down some of it for you in this episode. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Coach Don Showalter on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2YiqKCJ Photo courtesy of:  https://www.usab.com/ 
37:38
August 1, 2019
How To Play Professional Basketball in Europe Featuring Dustin Sleva
Professional basketball player Dustin Sleva joins us to talk about his story from breaking records at Shippensburg University to getting the 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 so he walks us through some drills he continues to this day, and how he altered some of his training to play in a league with slightly different 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 and how you can gain that mindset in your own training. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Dustin Sleva Instagram: http://bit.ly/2LCdnXr Photo courtesy of Dustin Sleva's Instagram
30:01
July 25, 2019
How to Improve Your Basketball IQ with Skills Trainer Paul Easton
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. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Coach Easton's Instagram: http://bit.ly/2LZc2cL Photo courtesy of: www.iwantskills.com
32:12
July 18, 2019
How to Shoot a Basketball with Perfect Form from Professional Shooting Coach Mike Dunn
Trainer and Professional Shooting Coach Mike Dunn joins us to talk about his transition to the training world and how he was able to make the leap. He developed an almost perfect shot at a young age and passes those lessons on to all his athletes, young and old. Take out your notebook as you listen to him describe the perfect shooting technique and how to improve your free throw percentage. He also touches on some of his plans for this summer. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Mike Dunn on Instagram: http://bit.ly/30wr7qi Photo courtesy of Mike Dunn's Instagram
22:52
July 11, 2019
Strength Training for Youth Athletes with Micah Kurtz
Micah Kurtz is the current Assistant A.D. at Windermere Prep in Orlando, FL and a Strength & Conditioning Consultant for Oak Hill Academy. He was the NSCA National Strength Coach of the Year in 2016 and was named a Top 40 Coach Under 40 by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association in 2018. He excels in developing strength & conditioning programs for athletes of all sports and making sure they stay safe while training. He talks to us about his experience being a life-long learner, about what age is the right age to start strength training, and the best way to build a program with your own team. Download the Hustle App: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Micah Kurtz on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Nw7i0n Photo courtesy of:  http://www.theathletemaker.com/ 
36:36
July 4, 2019
Marcus Hodges on Training With Pros and Developing the Right Work Ethic
Marcus Hodges joins us to talk about his training tactics and how to stay on the grind. Marcus works with players of all ages, including some pros you've definitely heard of, and shares some of his favorite drills and exercises with us. He touches on his specialties as well as how he was able to build such a loyal following on social media. Download the Hustle App: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Marcus Hodges Instagram: http://bit.ly/2RIeVQ0 Photo courtesy of:  https://www.separationteam.com/ 
26:38
June 27, 2019
Jefferson Mason on Playing Overseas and Keeping Your Workouts Basic
Jefferson Mason tells us about his experience playing professionally and his work now as a trainer as well as with Dr. Dish Basketball. He touches on the different teams he played for across several countries, and what eventually brought him back home. He started training players at all levels, from youth to professional. Finally, he joined Dr. Dish Basketball and talks a bit about what's in store for the future of technology and sports training. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Jefferson Mason on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2RqyCLS Photo courtesy of Coach Mason's Instagram.
34:00
June 21, 2019
How To Build A Basketball Shooter's Mindset with Skyler Halford
Coach and Trainer Skyler Halford joins us to talk about his experience playing college ball and how that translated into this part of his career as a coach and trainer. He touches on his favorite drills, workouts, and how he helps his players gain confidence in their shot. He also tells us about his approach to training different types of players, from youth athletes to professionals. Skyler Halford's Instagram: http://bit.ly/2KKLwTD Download the Hustle App: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Photo credit: www.byucougars.com
31:29
June 13, 2019
How to Walk On to a Division 1 Basketball Team with John Willkom
John Willkom joins us to talk about his book "Walk-On Warrior: Drive, Discipline, and the Will to Win". John tells us his story about starting out playing high school basketball in a small town in Wisconsin. He eventually worked his way to becoming a walk-on at Marquette University through grit and determination. He was also able to utilize his relationships he formed through basketball into a promising career after school was over. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo Buy John's book: https://amzn.to/2KtAZfC Podcast episode photo credit: www.onmilwaukee.com
34:41
June 6, 2019
David Breslaw on How to Find the Right Coaching Job & Helping Players Overcome Mental Fatigue
Coach David Breslaw is the head basketball coach at Richard Montgomery HS in MD. He recently broke the school's record for wins in a season and currently sports almost a .900 win percentage in his time there. He sits down with us to talk about his start into coaching, keeping his players engaged throughout the season, and what he considers a "loss". Download the Hustle app here: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo
34:55
May 30, 2019
Brendan O’Connell on How to Build a High School Dynasty
Coach Brendan O'Connell joins us to talk about the mini-dynasty he has built at Eleanor Roosevelt HS in MD, and the importance of playing sports year-round to stay in shape. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo
21:54
May 23, 2019
Sam Brand, USA Basketball & Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
We're joined by Coach Sam Brand, who just won his third straight state championship in Maryland with his squad at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. In addition to being the head coach there, Coach Brand also works with players at the U16 and U17 levels for USA Basketball. We talk to him about his start into coaching and how he zeroes in on what his players need to work on. He walks us through a typical season and what drills and exercises he puts his team through to keep bringing back those trophies to BPI. Download the Hustle app: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo
33:21
May 16, 2019
How to Win a National Championship with Matt Lewis of University of Wisconsin Osh Kosh
We talk with Matt Lewis, head coach of the Men's Basketball team at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Last season, Coach Lewis guided UW-Oshkosh to its most successful season in the program's 121-year history. Lewis and the Titans capped off the campaign with a 96-82 victory over Swarthmore College (Pa.) in the national championship game. He talks to us about that experience, his favorite drills and exercises that got his team to that pinnacle, some background on the recruiting process, and much more. Download the Hustle app here: https://apple.co/2VlqIZo
36:47
May 9, 2019
How to Become a Basketball Statistician with Gabe Skrinjar
Fox Chapel high school basketball coach and statistician, Gabe Skrinjar, explains the importance of incorporating objective performance measurements into practice and game day routines.
23:23
November 13, 2018
Training Tips from Professional Basketball Player Nick Novak
In the first episode of the HustleWithUs podcast, we speak with professional basketball player Nick Novak (IG & Twitter: nicky_nov1) about what it's like to play overseas, what he does to improve his skills during the off-season and his advice for youth athletes who want to play at the next level. The Hustle training app (iPhone: https://apple.co/2M2Ddk8) and (Android: http://bit.ly/2LXR1fC) is the simple way to learn new sports skills. Learn directly from college coaches, professional players & expert trainers. Hustle's practice plans & workout routines are designed to make you a more effective coach, a better player & a more knowledgeable student of the sports you love. When you download the Hustle app, you get: - 1,000s of drills covering the skills you need to become a successful coach or athlete - Guided practice plans & exercises designed to help you attain new skills, techniques & know-how - Training led by professional players, coaches & trainers
26:20
July 29, 2018