Hoop Commitment

Hoop Commitment

The Hoop Commitment Podcast is your place to get the latest in Basketball Sports Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning, and Leadership. Join us every week to get inside the greatest minds in basketball to improve the way you eat, train and lead. Topics covered include sport performance, sport training, nutrition and sports science. Mike Nilson is the Head Strength Coach at Gonzaga University, an owner of U-District PT, a sports nutritionist and holds a masters degree in Leadership. Go to HoopCommitment.com for the best in basketball-specific training.

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August 31, 2021 48 min

Episode 100: Gonzaga Men's Basketball Head Coach, Mark Few, shares his definition of success on and off the court.

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Episode 099: Carl Bergstrom is the Director of Performance for the Golden State Warriors.  Today he shared essential physical qualities for basketball players and how he trains them in the weight room. 

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Episode 098: Hooptown USA's Hoopcast.

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Episode 097: Amy Yeoman is a registered dietician and came on the show to discuss intermittent fasting for basketball athletes.  

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Episode 096: Gonzaga Men's Basketball new Assistant Coach, Stephen Gentry.

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July 27, 2021 38 min

Episode 095: Cem Eren is an entrepreneur and gym owner who also trains Damian Lillard in boxing during the off-season.  

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Episode 094:  Gonzaga has had some unbelievable point guards over the last few decades, with John Stockton being the most notable player.  But John isn’t the all-time leader in assists at GU… It’s actually Josh Perkins.  In the history of Gonzaga Basketball, no one has assisted their teammates more than Josh.  

And so today, I wanted to pick his brain on the mindset of a pass-first player, and learn the drills and tricks he’s added ...

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July 13, 2021 16 min

Episode 093: Learn the 9 ways I help players get repetition without repetition.?

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Episode 092: Memphis Grizzlies's strength & conditioning coach shares how he uses basketball plyometrics to improve the explosiveness of his athletes. ?

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Episode 091:? Former Gonzaga star, Eric McClellan, joined me on the podcast to give us insights into the mindset of a professional basketball player.?

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Episode 090: Now today’s interview was bitter sweet because although Rem Bakamus is a Zag at heart, he was part of the Baylor Men’s basketball team that beat us in the National Championship game.  

Rem played for the Zags and was part of our 2017 Final Four team that played North Carolina in the National Championship game.  I thought it would be fun to learn the common success traits that both teams shared, and hear some of the diff...

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Episode 089: Rick Betts is the founder of Hoopfest, the world's largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament.  Today we explores what it takes to create a successful basketball tournament and why sports are so important for our youth. 

Hoopfest was started in 1989 and had 512 teams participate. Now, around 7,000 teams signup to play in the famous tournament held on the streets of downtown Spokane. Hoopfest gives people of all ages and s...

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Episode 088: In this episode I am joined by South Carolina’s Molly Binetti. We talk about Off-season Training for basketball and how impactful it can be for a player’s season.

Molly Binetti joined the University of South Carolina staff in June 2018 as the Performance Coach for the women’s basketball team, under Hall of Fame coach Dawn Staley. Prior to her arrival in Columbia, Molly served four years at the University of Louisville a...

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Episode 087: Gonzaga Women's Basketball coach, Craig Fortier, shares his personal story and how to be resilient.  From being cut from his high school team, to failing at his Guinness Book Of Wold Records attempt, Craig always found a way to dust himself off and get back up.

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  • That you can't know what "enough" is until you've done too much
  • How he became an all-league player with...
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    Episode 086: Pat McCloskey is the Director of Training Development at 1 to 1 Fitness in Washington D.C. and helped create the Gray Institute's Certification in Applied Functional Science. 
     
    Applied Functional Science was created by converging the principles of the physical, biological and behavioral sciences.  I became a Fellow of Applied Functional Science in 2009 and it has been the impactful part of my education.

    Today I got t...

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    Episode 085: Collin Henderson is an author, speaker, podcast host and mental skills trainer and he joined me on the podcast to talk about mental toughness.

    As you might know, I take my teams through an 18-week leadership program every year. They’re going to be with their teammates almost every day in all sorts of environments, so giving them leadership skills to practice during the season allows so many opportunities to practice the...

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    Episode 084: Boise State Men's Basketball Coach, R-Jay Barsh, joined me on the podcast to share the basketball recruiting process.  Starting in 7th grade, boys become recruitable athletes and are able to communicate with Division 1 programs.

    How is it possible to tell how good a 13-year old will be in college?  Do kids really need to travel to exposure camps and tournaments?  Can student athletes get discovered just by playing f...

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    Episode 083: Sports Illustrated Senior Sports Writer, Greg Bishop, joins me on the show to talk about success in basketball.

    Greg's feature subjects have ranged from Ricky Williams to Adrian Peterson to Aaron Rodgers. He spent time as the Jets beat writer for the New York Times and the Seahawks beat writer for the Seattle Times.

    I became friends with Greg while he was researching for his cover stories on Gonzaga Basketball.? I fo...

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    April 27, 2021 18 min

    Episode 085: Today I lined out a sample day of eating for basketball players.  There's so much confusion about the best way to fuel your body on the court, and so I simplified things by sharing sample breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options to optimize performance.

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    Episode 081: Even if you're don't end up being a coach or going pro, you can still enjoy basketball for a lifetime.  In today's interview, Jess Walter shares how his love of hoops has helped him as a writer.

    Jess Walter is the author of nine books, most recently the national bestseller The Cold Millions and #1 New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins.  His book, The Zero, was a finalist for the National Book Award; and...

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