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Our podcast has received some great feedback and we have seen some great success from our episodes. Below are our 10 Must-Listen Youth Hoops Podcasts Episodes!
In this episode of the Youth Hoops Pod we talk about all things AAU Basketball. AAU Basketball can be very confusing and frustrating, as a result of this we have written a blog and recorded this podcast that breaks down all of AAU basketball and provides some advice to players and parents about how to choose the AAU organization they want to play for
We first talk about the beginner level and answer 9 of the most frequently googled questions on the internet, including:
#1 What is AAU Basketball? #2 What does AAU stand for?
#3 How to start an AAU basketball team? #4 How to join an AAU basketball team?
#5 When does AAU basketball start? #6 Is AAU basketball worth it?
#7 Can you play AAU basketball as a Senior? #8 Does AAU basketball travel?
#9 How much does AAU basketball cost?
Next, we discuss the 6 things to look for in a club at the intermediate level (timestamp 18:17), including:
#1 Values #2 Coaches
#3 Organization & Communication #4 Practices & Tournaments
#5 Other Benefits #6 Costs
Lastly, we discuss the advanced level (timestamp 32:48) and 4 ways a club and coaches can help a player play in college, including:
#1 Style of Play #2 Coaches Knowledge/Experience
#3 Showcase Tournament Schedule #4 Proactivity
In this episode, we discuss what exactly is appropriate fan behavior. Often in live sporting events, fans feel that they can say or scream whatever they want to the athletes on the floor. Our discussion covers different examples of poor fan behavior and we attempt to find some solutions to the problem.
Check out our episode featuring Stephen Curry! This is a previously recorded zoom call between Stephen and all of the Team Curry Players and Coaches. Listen as Stephen talks about how he is working out during the coronavirus and more!
In this episode, PSB Co-Founder & President, Brendan Winters, and PSB Lead Trainer, Cristian Barber, chat with Drew Hanlen. Drew is one of the top NBA skills trainers in the world and the CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball. Drew has a long list of NBA clients, but some of the bigger names include Bradley Beal, Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, Zach LaVine. Pure Sweat is more though than just NBA training – they also offer an online training app, virtual coaching courses, pro scout school, among other things.
In this episode, we talk with Drew about the past year of his life with COVID and the NBA shutdown, the positives and negatives of being an NBA player trainer, his training philosophy, his relationships with his clients, his work with Jason Tatum starting from a young age, and much more.
In this episode, you will hear from special guest Jay Bilas and PSB Co-founders Brendan Winters and Logan Kosmalski as they discuss Toughness, Youth Basketball Parenting, the NCAA, and more!
In this episode, we chat with Kyle Hines, the winningest American player in European basketball history at just 34 years old. Kyle has had an absolutely incredible career from starting out in 2nd division Italy to rising through the ranks at Brose Bamberg in Germany, Olympiacos in Greece, CSKA in Moscow, and now currently with Armani in Milan.
Kyle has won multiple country championships, made countless all-star games, and won numerous individual awards, but probably more importantly, in the EuroLeague, the top league in all of Europe and 2nd best league in the world behind the NBA, he is a 2-time Defensive Player of the Year, 4-time Champion, and a member of the prestigious 2010-2020 EuroLeague All-Decade Team.
In our conversation, we talk about Kyle’s entire career from youth through the pros.
Listen to part 1 of our Zoom Webinar with mental performance coach, Stu Singer! Stu has worked with many professional athletes as well as being a member of the coaching staffs for the Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and University of Maryland Women’s Basketball, among others.
Stu will discuss ways both parents and players can handle the stress, anxiety, disappointments and all mental struggles that every athlete goes through. Like anything else, mastering the mental side of athletic performance takes intentional practice, training and time.
This is part 1 of our Skill Development Webinar about all things basketball skill development with Brandon Payne, the trainer for NBA superstar, Stephen Curry. We discuss how players can best prepare for the next level, the current state of basketball skill development, what coaches at the next level really look for, and much more! [REPLAY]
Special guests include:
- Brandon Payne – Stephen Curry’s trainer, founder Accelerate Basketball
- Ross Schraeder – Former DI player, 6-year professional player, head Varsity HS coach, and PSB Denver
- Director JJ Miller – Former DI player, 12-year professional player, and PSB Raleigh Director
This episode features special guest PSB Indianapolis Director, Pete Campbell!
Pete is a former professional basketball player who played for 6 years overseas. Before his pro career, he was fortunate to play his college ball at Butler for then brand new head coach Brad Stevens. Pete finished his career as the most accurate 3 point shooter in Butler Basketball history (48.2%). He played in 5 NCAA tournament games, earning player of the game in 3 of the 5 contests.
In this podcast episode, Pete gives us insight into what makes Brad Stevens such a great coach from his personability to his brilliant basketball mind!
This is part 1 of a 2 part webinar featuring a few former pro players and current agents will cover a bunch of different topics about playing professional basketball overseas, including how to find and hire an agent, exposure events, top countries, scale of pay, practice and game schedule, common issues, life off the court, and more
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