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The Hoop Heads Podcast is co-hosted by Head Start Basketball Founder Mike Klinzing and Coach Jason Sunkle. The Hoop Heads Podcast covers a wide range of basketball topics relevant to coaches, players, and parents. Listen in for interviews with personalities from across the basketball landscape.

Our line-up of podcast guests includes some of the top minds in the game across all levels, from grassroots to the NBA. They’ll share insights to help you grow as a coach, improve as a player, or enh… Continue Reading >>
The Hoop Heads Podcast is co-hosted by Head Start Basketball Founder Mike Klinzing and Coach Jason Sunkle. The Hoop Heads Podcast covers a wide range of basketball topics relevant to coaches, players, and parents. Listen in for interviews with personalities from across the basketball landscape.

Our line-up of podcast guests includes some of the top minds in the game across all levels, from grassroots to the NBA. They’ll share insights to help you grow as a coach, improve as a player, or enhance your experience of the game as a parent. You’ll gain new perspectives on what the best coaches are doing, how they do it, and why they do it. We hope to make you think and challenge you to consider your approach to the game of basketball.

We’ll also attempt to entertain and inform as we share our thoughts on the NBA and college hoops. We are passionately committed to the Hoop Heads Podcast and growing the game of basketball.

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Phil Beckner - NBA Player Development Coach & Consultant (Rebroadcast) - Episode 673 Phil Beckner is a Player Development Coach & Consultant for numerous NBA players as well as several different college basketball programs. He works with players, teams, and organizations to enhance performance and maximize results. He has instructed and led elite level players, as well as high level teams and organizations in creating a blueprint for development and strategies to enhance leadership skills.Beckner spent 2 seasons at Boise State where he served as an assistant and then associate head coach. While at Boise State, Phil was part of 2 consecutive 20 win seasons, 2 NIT appearances, and was instrumental in the development of 2018 NBA first round Draft pick Chandler Hutchison(#22 Chicago Bulls). Phil was a collegiate coach for 10 seasons, plus one year as an assistant coach at the professional level. Before arriving at Boise State he spent one season at Nebraska, and one season on staff with the Oklahoma City Blue, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder.Before joining Oklahoma City, Beckner spent seven seasons at Weber State, helping the Wildcats to six consecutive postseason appearances. He served as the program’s Director of Basketball Operations for two years before being elevated to assistant coach for five years. Beckner was primarily responsible for the defensive plays, as Weber State won a trio of Big Sky titles in his tenure at the school. Phil worked closely with NBA All-Star Damian Lillard during his time at Weber State. Beckner began his coaching career at the high school level while also teaching physical education at Buckeye High School. He was a part of the staff that won the Arizona state title in 2006. As a player, Phil was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan., where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2005. If you’re looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program. We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you’ll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset. The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.comFollow us on social media @hoopheadspod on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to check out the Hoop Heads Podcast Network for more great basketball content.Have a notebook handy as you listen to this episode with Phil Beckner, NBA Player Development Coach & Consultant.Website - bebetterbedifferent.comEmail - philbeckner1@gmail.comTwitter - @philbecknerVisit our Sponsors!Dr. Dish BasketballMention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! Fast Model SportsFastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit fastmodelsports.com or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15%The Coaching PortfolioYour first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners. Twitter Podcast - @hoopheadspodMike - <a href="https://twitter.com/hdstarthoops" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_bla
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Phil Beckner - NBA Player Development Coach & Consultant (Rebroadcast) - Episode 673 Phil Beckner is a Player Development Coach & Consultant for numerous NBA players as well as several different college basketball programs. He works with players, teams, and organizations to enhance performance and maximize results. He has instructed and led elite level players, as well as high level teams and organizations in creating a blueprint for development and strategies to enhance leadership skills.Beckner spent 2 seasons at Boise State where he served as an assistant and then associate head coach. While at Boise State, Phil was part of 2 consecutive 20 win seasons, 2 NIT appearances, and was instrumental in the development of 2018 NBA first round Draft pick Chandler Hutchison(#22 Chicago Bulls). Phil was a collegiate coach for 10 seasons, plus one year as an assistant coach at the professional level. Before arriving at Boise State he spent one season at Nebraska, and one season on staff with the Oklahoma City Blue, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder.Before joining Oklahoma City, Beckner spent seven seasons at Weber State, helping the Wildcats to six consecutive postseason appearances. He served as the program’s Director of Basketball Operations for two years before being elevated to assistant coach for five years. Beckner was primarily responsible for the defensive plays, as Weber State won a trio of Big Sky titles in his tenure at the school. Phil worked closely with NBA All-Star Damian Lillard during his time at Weber State. Beckner began his coaching career at the high school level while also teaching physical education at Buckeye High School. He was a part of the staff that won the Arizona state title in 2006. As a player, Phil was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan., where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2005. If you’re looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program. We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you’ll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset. The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.comFollow us on social media @hoopheadspod on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to check out the Hoop Heads Podcast Network for more great basketball content.Have a notebook handy as you listen to this episode with Phil Beckner, NBA Player Development Coach & Consultant.Website - bebetterbedifferent.comEmail - philbeckner1@gmail.comTwitter - @philbecknerVisit our Sponsors!Dr. Dish BasketballMention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! Fast Model SportsFastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit fastmodelsports.com or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15%The Coaching PortfolioYour first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners. Twitter Podcast - @hoopheadspodMike - <a href="https://twitter.com/hdstarthoops" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_bla
KD's Ultimatum, Lebron's Extension, & Way Too Early Predictions - Episode 672 On this episode Mike and Jason discuss the various angles on KD's ultimatum to the Nets, Lebron's extension talks with the Lakers and whether a return to the Cavs could be in the works, and finally they make some predictions about how the standings might shake out after the draft and a summer of free agency. Visit our Sponsors!Dr. Dish BasketballMention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! Fast Model SportsFastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit fastmodelsports.com or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15%The Coaching PortfolioYour first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners. Twitter Podcast - @hoopheadspodMike - @hdstarthoopsJason - @jsunkleNetwork - @HoopHeadsPodNetInstagram@hoopheadspodFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/hoopheadspod/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVTtvpgwwOVL4QVswqMLQ
Chris Oliver - Founder of Basketball Immersion (Rebroadcast) - Episode 671 Coach Chris Oliver has 23 years of university coaching experience. Chris was the head coach at the University of Windsor for 14 seasons where he won over 300 games, and compiled a .750 winning percentage. Oliver has also coached a Canadian team of professional players to the prestigious Jones Cup international basketball tournament championship, winning gold in 2018. In addition, he has consulted for NBA, NCAA, high school and club basketball organizations around the world.Coach Oliver is the founder and operator of Basketball Immersion and the Basketball Podcast with Chris Oliver. Basketball Immersion is a one-stop website dedicated to all aspects of playing and teaching the game of basketball. The Basketball Podcast features coaching conversations with basketball coaches from all levels of coaching.He is also the founder of COBA Basketball Camps and a camp director for Breakthrough Basketball. Prior to his time at Windsor, Chris served as the Head Coach at Queen’s University for three seasons. He was also an assistant coach at McMaster University and the University of Victoria.Chris has been a clinician and camp speaker throughout the world and is dedicated to sharing the game.After you finish listening to this episode please leave us a five star rating and review on your favorite podcast app. Those ratings help others in the basketball community to find our show. Make sure you subscribe to the Hoop Heads Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Spotify or Google Play so you never miss an episode!Get ready to learn from one of the most innovative minds in the game of basketball, Coach Chris Oliver from Basketball Immersion.Website - https://www.basketballimmersion.com/Email - coliver@basketballimmersion.comTwitter - @bballimmersionVisit our Sponsors!Dr. Dish BasketballMention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! Fast Model SportsFastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit fastmodelsports.com or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15%The Coaching PortfolioYour first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners. Twitter Podcast - @hoopheadspodMike - @hdstarthoopsJason - @jsunkleNetwork - @HoopHeadsPodNetInstagram@hoopheadspodFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/hoopheadspod/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVTtvpgwwOVL4QVswqMLQ
Dr. Bob Greczanik - Founder of the Energetic Sports Lab - Episode 670 Dr. Bob Greczanik has a Masters of Science in Health and Human Performance, and is a Certified Performance Coach. Dr. Bob specializes in Oriental Medicine, Flow States, Sports Medicine, and Energetic technologies. For the past twenty years, he has been serving athletes of all levels in achieving peak performance, injury prevention and rapid recovery. He has worked with organizations and athletes from the: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trailblazers, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies Roma Soccer, University of Washington Football, Soccer, Track and Field, the US Women’s Soccer team, and many individual Professional, College and Olympic Athletes. By combining Eastern and Western healing modalities, Dr. Bob has discovered new ways to optimize the body’s energy system to improve performance, increase efficiency and consistency, enhance recovery and give teams the competitive advantage of having healthy players. He is a pioneer in the arena of in-game enhancement as a Player Performance Consultant. His clinic is in Bellevue, WA and he travels extensively throughout the US to work with Athletes, Coaches and Teams.If you’re looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program. We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you’ll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset. The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.comFollow us on social media @hoopheadspod on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to check out the Hoop Heads Podcast Network for more great basketball content.Have a notebook handy as you listen to this episode with Dr. Bob Greczanik from the Energetic Sports Lab.Website - http://www.energeticsportslab.com/Email - gclinic1@icloud.comTwitter - @Dr_B_Flow
NBA All-Time 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Teams with Dan Mennigen from 92.3 The Fan - Part 2 (Rebroadcast) - Epidoe 669 On part 2 of our All-time All NBA teams episode, we are joined by Dan Menningen from 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland. In part one, we discussed our methodology and problems that we encountered while coming up with our lists and we discussed who made our All-Time All-NBA First team. In part 2, we reveal our second and third teams, who we snubbed, and rank our top 5 players in NBA History.Dan Menningen - @thesportsfellerVisit our Sponsors!Dr. Dish BasketballMention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! Fast Model SportsFastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit fastmodelsports.com or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15%The Coaching PortfolioYour first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners. Twitter Podcast - @hoopheadspodMike - @hdstarthoopsJason - @jsunkleNetwork - @HoopHeadsPodNetInstagram@hoopheadspodFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/hoopheadspod/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVTtvpgwwOVL4QVswqMLQ
Brook Cupps - Centerville (OH) High School Boys' Basketball Head Coach - Episode 668 Brook Cupps is the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Centerville High School in Ohio. Brook graduated from Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio near Springfield in 1995, and following a 4-year playing career at Capital University in Columbus, he returned to Graham. He became the head coach in 2000 and spent 12 seasons at Graham. In 2012, following his time with the Falcons, including a trip to the state semifinals, Coach Cupps left his alma mater to become the head coach at Centerville High School where he has earned several coach of the year honors while guiding the Elks to multiple sweet 16 and elite 8 appearances. His 2021 team recorded a school record 26 wins on the way to the Division I State Championship in Ohio, the first in school history. His 2022 team was the state runner-up.Brook is the author of the book “Surrender the Outcome”, teaches two leadership courses at Centerville and also writes a weekly blog on bluecollargrit.comIf you’re looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program. We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you’ll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset. The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.comFollow us on social media @hoopheadspod on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to check out the Hoop Heads Podcast Network for more great basketball content.Be sure to take some notes as you listen to this episode with Brook Cupps, Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Centerville High School in the state of Ohio.Website - http://www.bluecollargrit.com/Email - bluecollarhoops@gmail.comTwitter - @brookcuppsVisit our Sponsors!Dr. Dish BasketballMention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! Fast Model SportsFastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit fastmodelsports.com or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15%The Coaching PortfolioYour first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners. Twitter Podcast - @hoopheadspodMike - @hdstarthoopsJason - @jsunkleNetwork - @HoopHeadsPodNetInstagram@hoopheadspodFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/hoopheadspod/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVTtvpgwwOVL4QVswqMLQ
JP Nerbun - Author of "The Culture System" & Founder of Thrive on Challenge - Episode 667 J.P. Nerbun is the founder of Thrive On Challenge, a mentor, writer, coach, and sports consultant. In his new book, The Culture System JP shares a proven process that will help you find joy and fulfillment as a coach while getting the results you desire.Supported by the latest research in motivation, behavioral psychology, and neuroscience, and full of practical strategies and real examples, The Culture System gives you the power to create an extraordinary culture no matter your sport, level, or circumstances.If you’re looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program. We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you’ll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset. The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.comFollow us on social media @hoopheadspod on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to check out the Hoop Heads Podcast Network for more great basketball content.Have your pen and paper ready as you listen to this episode with J.P. Nerbun from Thrive On Challenge.Website – thriveonchallenge.comEmail - jpnerbun@thriveonchallenge.comTwitter - @JpNerbun
NBA All-Time 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Teams with Dan Mennigen from 92.3 The Fan - Part 1 (Rebroadcast) - Epidoe 666 On this episode of the Hoop Heads Podcast, Mike and Jason are joined by Dan Menningen of 92.3 the Fan in Cleveland to discuss the all time All-NBA teams. We had such a great conversation and discussion throughout that we ended up talking for two hours and are going to split this up over two separate pods. This episode is part one and we will discuss our methodology and problems that we encountered while coming up with our lists and we will discuss who made our All-Time All-NBA First team.Dan Menningen - @thesportsfellerVisit our Sponsors!Dr. Dish BasketballMention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! Fast Model SportsFastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit fastmodelsports.com or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15%The Coaching PortfolioYour first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners. Twitter Podcast - @hoopheadspodMike - @hdstarthoopsJason - @jsunkleNetwork - @HoopHeadsPodNetInstagram@hoopheadspodFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/hoopheadspod/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVTtvpgwwOVL4QVswqMLQ
Recapping Mike's Week at Snow Valley with Erik Buehler - Episode 665 On this episode Mike sits down on location at Snow Valley Basketball Camp in Iowa with Erik Buehler (Head Boys' Basketball Coach at Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton, Colorado) to recap their week at Snow Valley and to explain what makes it such a special place.Visit our Sponsors!Dr. Dish BasketballMention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! Fast Model SportsFastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit fastmodelsports.com or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15%The Coaching PortfolioYour first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners. Twitter Podcast - @hoopheadspodMike - @hdstarthoopsJason - @jsunkleNetwork - @HoopHeadsPodNetInstagram@hoopheadspodFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/hoopheadspod/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVTtvpgwwOVL4QVswqMLQ
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