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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September 30, 2022 41 min

Episode 108:   Cliff Spiller is the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Men’s Basketball at the University of Oregon.  Prior to joining the Duck’s staff, he was an assistant with the NBA’s Utah Jazz.  

We became friends through the Gray Institute’s 40-week Fellowship in Applied Functional Science, so I couldn’t think of anyone better to talk about functional training for hoops.  In this episode, Cliff shares how he designs p...

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Episode 107: TJ Conley is the Head of Sports Performance for EWU Men's & Women's Basketball.  He's a former NFL player turned strength & conditioning coach who joined me on the podcast to talk about the importance of speed in basketball.

I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside TJ Conley for years at U-District PT and Gonzaga, and I don’t know if I’ve seen a coach pay more attention to detail.  He is meticulous...

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Episode 106: The Hooptown Youth League will launch in Spokane, WA in the fall of 2022.  Our schools, private businesses, coaches and basketball experts have all come together to create the best youth basketball league on planet Earth.  

If you want to learn more, go to hooptownusa.com.  Our website will be updated with information by mid-July.

If you want to help or have suggestions to improve the league, please email me at mike@...

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Episode 105: Brandon Davis is a mental performance consultant at U-District PT and holds a masters degree in Sport & Performance Psychology.  In addition to his formal education, he also has real life experience playing collegiate and professional basketball.

Brandon joined me on the show today to talk about pre-game routines.  He shares how to use tools like visualization, meditation and neutral thinking to be your best on the ...

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April 30, 2022 61 min

Episode 104:  Author & keynote speaker, Alan Stein, joined me on the podcast to share ways to manage stress, beat stagnation and avoid burnout.  

Alan started his career as a basketball performance coach, working with NBA greats like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and Kobie Bryant.  He now works in the corporate world, taking the lessons he learned in sports and applying them to business.

If you want to sustain your game, you'll l...

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Episode 103: Luka Svilar is an author, lecturer and the Head of Physical Performance at FC Bayern Basketball in Germany.  He has a masters degree in kinesiology and in 2018, he successfully defended his PhD project called, Load Monitoring and Management in Elite Basketball

Luka was kind enough to share his basketball textbook with me, The Essentials of Physical Performance in Elite Basketball, and I was blown away with how comple...

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Episode 102:  Brian St. Pierre is the director of nutrition at Precision Nutrition, the coauthor of PN’s Level 1 Certification textbook, and the mastermind behind the Precision Nutrition Calculator. He holds a master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine.

He’s also a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN). 

During his t...

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Episode 101: Will Lo is a basketball strength & conditioning coach, business owner and basketball podcaster in Hong Kong.  He joined me on the podcast to talk about building better basketball players through the 4 Pillars of Performance. 

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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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