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Feel for the Game

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An exploration of basketball topics from a variety of people involved in the game.
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Episode 30: Nathan Fleenor

Feel for the Game

Episode 30: Nathan Fleenor

Feel for the Game

Episode 30: Nathan Fleenor
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk to Nathan Fleenor, the head coach at Evansville Harrison High School.  This roundtable format discusses adapting to Covid-19--including practice structure, in-game ideas, fan involvement, transportation, scheduling flexibility, and much more!
November 2, 2020
Episode 29: Joey Burton, NBA Skills Coach
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk with NBA Skills Coach Joey Burton.  We dig deep into shooting form and philosophy, what Joey is looking for in a prospective client, and how coaches can embed skill work into their daily practice plans.
October 20, 2020
Episode 28: Greg Gary, Mercer University
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk with Greg Gary, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Mercer University.  Coach talks about his time at Purdue, being a CEO of our program, evaluating and recruiting players, and always finding ways to improve.
October 13, 2020
Episode 27: Bret Burchard, ChampionShift
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk with Bret Burchard, head coach of the Northern Arizona Suns in the NBA G League.  Coach is also the Co-Founder of ChampionShift and Co-Author of Catching Confetti.  We talk about the mental approach to the game and how coaches and players can leverage their mind to optimize performance.
October 6, 2020
Episode 26: Kerry Brown, A Learn it All Coach
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk with Kerry Brown, the head coach at Connersville High School in Indiana.  Coach Brown is a student of the game of basketball.  As a successful veteran coach, he's still searching for ways to improve his craft.  He shares ideas on best practices for note-taking organization as well as how to build a team defense.
September 29, 2020
Episode 25: John Peckinpaugh, Going from College to High School Coaching
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk with John Peckinpaugh, head boys' basketball coach at Noblesville High School in Indiana.  Coach talks about his experience as a college player and coach, and the transition from college coaching to high school.
September 22, 2020
Episode 24: Keffrey Fazio, Going from High School to College Coaching
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk to Keffrey Fazio, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Seattle Pacific University.  Coach talks about his transition from coaching high school basketball into college.
September 15, 2020
Episode 23: Marc Hart, System Basketball
In this episode, we talk with Marc Hart, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Patriot High School in California.  Coach also runs the Baskipedia Podcast as part of his System Basketball Company.  We talk about The System that he plans on implementing this season, a clinic he's running with Coach Kurt Guelsdorf entitled DDM A to Z, and how coach is looking to grow in this next chapter of his coaching development. Here's the link to the DDM A to Z Course! Enter this promo code for $10 off!!  tbp
September 8, 2020
Episode 22: Brent Owen
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk with Brent Owen, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Eastern New Mexico University.  Coach recently took over the program after being an assistant at the University of Southern Indiana.  Coach talks about vision, expectations, and points of emphasis for his Greyhound program.
September 1, 2020
Episode 21: Vance Downs
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk with Vance Downs, Head Boys' Basketball Coach at Ames HS in Ames, Iowa.  A 2-time state champion and 2010 National Coach of the Year, Coach details his year-round basketball program.
August 25, 2020
Episode 20: Seth Kindig
In this episode of the Feel for the Game podcast, we talk with Seth Kindig, head girls basketball coach of Providence Christian academy in the greater Atlanta area.  We chat about Coach's Note-Taking system, from his effective visual notes he shared with the Twitter World to how he processes and filters new ideas to implement with his team.  We also get in to his philosophies and how he's using basketball as a platform to create and develop leaders!
August 18, 2020
Episode 19: Jordan Sperber
In this episode, we talk with Jordan Sperber, creator of Hoop Vision.  We discuss Jordan's basketball background, what inspired Hoop Vision, dig into some analytics and film talk, and learn about his vision for Hoop Vision.
August 11, 2020
Episode 18: Jermaine Johnson
In this episode, we talk with Jermaine Johnson, Assistant Coach at Troy University. We dive deep into the modern progressive offense, and Coach provides a detailed breakdown of this topic from A-Z.
August 4, 2020
Episode 17: Ashlee McGee
In this episode, we talk to Ashlee McGee, the video coordinator for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA. Ashley discusses her journey in the game of basketball including some collegiate, international, and professional coaching experiences. She goes in depth about her job responsibilities as a video coordinator, and what this position entails.
July 28, 2020
Episode 16: Cody Fueger
In this episode, we talk to BYU assistant Cody Fueger. We chat about Coach’s journey in coaching, starting under legendary coach, the late Rick Majerus, and moving ultimately up to where he’s at now, in charge of one of the most potent offenses in all of college basketball.
July 27, 2020
Episode 15: Zach Weir
In this episode, we talk with Zach Weir, head basketball coach at Keller High School in Keller, Texas.  We talk about as using an assistant or 2 as coordinators for one or both sides of the ball.  From philosophy to implementation we dig deep into its advantages and disadvantages.
July 23, 2020
Episode 14: Bucky McMillan
In this episode, we talk to Bucky McMillan, the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Samford University.  We discuss Coach's incredible success at Mountain Brook High School and his vision for the Bulldogs.
July 20, 2020
Episode 13: Brandon Lafferman
In this episode, we chop it up with Brandon Lafferman, head boys basketball coach at University High School in Carmel, Indiana.  We discuss his success at University, the identity of his coaching style and his teams, and his role as COO at the Pacers Athletic Center.  Let’s get to it!
July 16, 2020
Episode 12: Garrett Winegar
In this episode, we talk to Garrett Winegar, the head coach of Fishers HS in Indiana.  Coach discusses taking over a new program during a quarantine, and how they have focused on building relationships while attacking player development.  He also talks about his experiences as an assistant and how that has prepared him to be a head coach.
July 14, 2020
Episode 11: Mike O'Connor
In this episode, we chat with Mike O’Connor, head boys basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Dowling Catholic HS in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Coach talks to us about the athletic culture of Dowling, including working with the highly successful football team; his role with the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association, his coaching style and philosophy, and some advice for fellow coaches.
July 13, 2020
Episode 10: Kevin Eastman
NBA Championship Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Author Kevin Eastman sits down with Feel for the Game to discuss what makes the best the best, introduce his new Challenge Series, and answer a few questions.  Get your notepad ready, as this one is full of terrific nuggets applicable to all of our teams!
July 7, 2020
Episode 9: Randy Brown
In this episode, we hear from Randy Brown.  A longtime basketball coach at all levels, Coach Brown talks about his coaching background, his role with the Iowa Basketball Coaches’ Association, his Elite Coach Mentoring business, and his book Rebound Forward.
July 6, 2020
Episode 8: Ernie Lopez
In this episode, we hear from Ernie Lopez, the head boys basketball coach at Washington HS, in Phoenix Arizona.  Coach shares the falling out at his last stop, how Snow Valley helped him pick up the pieces, and his rejuvenation now with his recent hiring at Washington.
June 22, 2020
Episode 7: Adam Tatalovich
In this episode, we hear from Adam Tatalovich.  Currently coaching in China, Coach Tatalovich has had a coaching journey that has spanned multiple college teams, NBA teams, a stint in Australia, and more.  We learn about Coach's path, including present day where he is in limbo with where his team stands within the season.
June 18, 2020
Episode 6: Matt Cline
In this episode, we get to learn from Coach Matt Cline, assistant men's basketball coach of Eastern Michigan University.  Coach is entering his 4th season with the Eagles, with a host of stops prior to landing at Eastern Michigan.  We get into coach's journey, starting from when he dropped everything and went to be a student manager across the country, to his stop at Eastern Michigan now, detailing some of the finer points in their storied 2-3 zone.
June 15, 2020
Episode 5: Brian Newhall
In this episode, we get to learn from Brian Newhall, head basketball coach at Occidental College, an NCAA Division III prestigious academic institution located in Los Angeles, California.  Oxy’s  all-time winningest coach, Coach Newhall shares with us his philosophies, his 100% graduation rate, his coaching identity and his vision for the identity of his teams.
June 8, 2020
Episode 4: Steve Gansey
In this episode, Nate Cangany and I talk to Steve Gansey, head basketball coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, a G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers.  Coach talks about his path in coaching, how the Mad Ants work closely with the Pacers, how analytics support his coaching, and what he’s doing during the pandemic to improve at his craft
June 1, 2020
Episode 3: Alan Keane
Alan Keane is the Great Britain Under 20 National team coach.  Alan has also coached a professional men’s team in the UK, and is an academy head coach, developing top-end talent in players ages 16-19. And along with Mark Bennett with Performance Development Systems, Alan has created a coaching style that enables and empowers players to take ownership of their development and ultimately in the team’s success. In this conversation, we get into an "athlete's need-based approach", scanning, the Rule of 3, commitment, and much more!
May 28, 2020
Episode 2: Matt King
In this episode, we talk with Matt King, Executive Director of the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association (ABCA).  We discuss Snow Valley Basketball School; Coach's involvement with USA Basketball; Coach's role now as Director of Basketball with CVV...
May 21, 2020
1. Introducing Feel for the Game
In this episode, co-founder Jeremy Rauch describes the spirit and vision of Feel for the Game, as well as the backstory of the coaches who created it.
April 23, 2020