The Pure Sweat Basketball Show


The Pure Sweat Basketball Show, hosted by veteran performance coach Alan Stein, takes a frequent deep dive into all things basketball. It is a series of micro-clinics focused on education & development for players, coaches and trainers. In addition to regular contributions utilizing the expertise of Drew Hanlen and Rich Czeslawski, this show consistently features top basketball minds from grassroots to the NBA, and beyond. No fluff. Just hard basketball topics designed to raise your game. For more information and resources follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (AlanSteinJr and DrewHanlen).


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  • Top-Notch
    December 7, 2016 by Maestro Shabreon from United States

    Someone on this team has some radio experience. The cutting is über professional. Love how these podcast episodes are so concise, and get straight to the meat of the content. Saves podcast space, and I'm sure listeners like me appreciate it... I wish on the website though, there was a place to share certain episodes on different social media sites. Nonetheless, love this podcast and glad Pure Sweat has put out all this content. Myson

  • Quality not quantity!
    August 17, 2016 by Coach Kosh from United States

    I love this podcast b/c unlike other podcasts it is based on quality info given to you in usually 15 minutes and less. I can listen to 3-4 Pure Sweat podcasts in the same amount of time it takes me to listen to 1 podcast from anyone else

  • Must listen for all basketball players, parents coaches etc..
    July 29, 2016 by Tommysmommy23 from United States

    This is THE Podcast for anyone associated with basketball be it parent, player, coach, fan etc.. You have the two most knowledgeable, well-spoken and all around great guys dispensing knowledge all the time!! On top of that, they have great guests hitting any and every topic in basketball.

  • thanks
    July 9, 2016 by aussie potter from Australia

    Hi Alan and the Pure Sweat Team Great podcasts, very much enjoy them. Could you include with coaches a question about philosophy and where it came from or influences for its development thanks

  • Awesome Show
    July 3, 2016 by TheNumber1BucketGetter from United States

    Great show for any one seriously interested in basketball! Would recoomend for any serious hooper, trainer, or coach. So glad that the Puresweat guys share their wealth of knowledge. Thanks! Keep up the great stuff!

  • Review
    June 27, 2016 by I want my old team back now from Canada

    Pure sweat is very good but I would love for them to focus on player development more than the do and to focus on certainty positions?

  • Love this podcast
    June 22, 2016 by Peachee123 from United States

    As a parent of a player, this information is great! I'm going to share it with others. Never too late to be educated on this game.

  • Great Learning Tool
    June 21, 2016 by CoachFiver from United States

    As a first year head coach, first year husband, and teacher. This podcast has helped me to truly understand what I am going through and has given me the tools to figure things out. It's a great way to start every morning for not only basketball lessons, but life lessons. Thank You

  • Great podcast and great for the game.
    June 15, 2016 by Pklages from United States

    As a parent trying not to live through my kids but hoping they play and love the game as much as I still do, I find all the info and insight in every episode to be invaluable. Thanks for the show and all the hard work you both do and share.

  • Great Way To Raise YOUR Game
    June 13, 2016 by hayesornator55 from United States

    I've been listening to this podcast for about 7 weeks now and I have nothing but great things to say. I really never listen to podcasts either because most of the time they're boring but this one is way different. These guys at Pure Sweat dive into all things basketball. Whether you are a player, coach, or trainer, I would highly recommend you start listening! For anyone who considers themselves a student/learner of the game, this is a MUST subscribe. So get to it! Subscribe and press play. You won't be dissapointed

  • Not just for basketball trainers and coaches
    June 9, 2016 by Digger7 from United States

    Coach Alan's podcast is basketball specific, but contains coaching tips and suggestions relevant to ANY sport OR business. If you coach, this podcast is for you.

  • Great insight!
    May 30, 2016 by CoachAlvarez16 from United States

    I am 26 year old basketball coach. Been coaching 8 years at the high school level. I have learned so much from this podcast. My confidence as a basketball coach has increased dramatically. I can honestly say that I am better equipped to serve my players.

  • Love It!
    May 27, 2016 by CB Coach Champ from United States

    Can't really express enough how much I appreciate this show. I am always looking to learn and continuously improve as a coach, and this podcast is a great supplement to everything I use. Have been a fan of Alan Stein for a few years now, and now getting hip to how Drew gets down. Also love to PGC integration, I just need to get to a camp/clinic. Keep it up fellas!

  • Best Podcast for Basketball Coaches!
    May 25, 2016 by Tivo32 from United States

    I spent a 10 hour round trip drive listening solely to the Pure Sweat Basketball Show and I can say, without a doubt, this has to be the BEST podcast for basketball coaches at any level. It’s full of great insights from both men’s and women’s coaches from high school to Division 1. So much good stuff! The episode with University of Washington Women’s Basketball Coach Mike Neighbors is my favorite!

  • New favorite workout music
    May 24, 2016 by 23MG1982 from United States

    Grow my mind while I grow my body.

  • Basketball improvement in a Podcast
    May 20, 2016 by BPeazy22 from Australia

    If you are a coach or a player looking to improve your game on and off the court, then this is the podcast for you!

    May 19, 2016 by kevinm1019 from United States

    This show provides incredible information and resources from some of the most incredible basketball minds in the business. Each episode provides amazing nuggets! The Pure Sweat Team hosts an amazing show!

  • Must listen for any coach!
    May 15, 2016 by Coach Dorgan from United States

    Do not miss an episode.

  • Truly Inspirational
    May 13, 2016 by JR Moore Waste from United States

    I found your Instagram page while going through my explore page and it literally sucked up 2 hours of my time and I didn't even mind. Honestly, I had given up on my dream of going Pro and playing D1. This season I made my first school team. I had tried out in middle school both 7th and 8th grade and didn't make it past first cuts and last year as a freshman I made it to final cuts and was devastated each time I didn't make it. I cried myself to sleep. Night after night. But this year I said to myself I'm never feeling this again, and trained every day possible, and made JV. Not what I wanted but better than I had before. I didn't play substantial minutes but I played a big role. As a freshman when I was cut my coach told me to improve my shot, and by the end of this season my coach told me I had the best shot in our entire school basketball program JV, or Varsity. You would have thought I had got my first kiss I lit up so much with joy. But by the end of the season I had begin to sit more because my hustle had disappeared. After the season I said I wouldn't play for our school again because our coaching system was so unfair because it was "politics". This podcast and Instagram profile made me realize I wasted a blessing and sports are based on hustle. I keep whining because over the last few weeks my shot has been god awful and I'm playing like trash. I am pledging now to put up a minimum of 2,000 shots a week and play more than I ever have. You have truly inspired me to be a better player than I have ever been before. And I truly appreciate it. Thank you.

  • Great Show
    May 10, 2016 by Labdaddy3 from United States

    Another great basketball podcast. Whether a coach or player it provides parts of the game for you to think about. Keep up the grind!

  • Yes! Great listen!
    May 3, 2016 by from United States

    Yes! Another great podcast by Alan, and excited to learn from another great teacher like Drew as well!

  • Must Listen
    May 2, 2016 by Coach Blasing from United States

    Another home run by Alan and Drew! A must listen for coaches at all levels who want to get better and develop. Can’t wait to listen for years to come.

  • Must listen for all coaches
    May 1, 2016 by Birdman85425 from United States

    Easy to listen to short and sweet bullet episodes with great tidbits of knowledge

  • Great
    April 27, 2016 by BrianHogie from United States

    Great listen for athletes and coaches

  • Awesome podcast
    April 25, 2016 by Coachfos from Australia

    Alan and Drew I was a previous listener of your podcast Hardwood Hustle which had great and interesting topics. As a coach I am always looking at creating my own style of coaching and your interviews give coaches ideas and ways to take their game to the next level! I will be sharing and getting as many coaches and player to get your podcast here in Australia!!

  • Great
    April 23, 2016 by Jerry Ray Johndon from United States

    Very helpful!

  • Pure Sweat = Pure Gold
    April 22, 2016 by Coach Rodriguez from United States

    Helps me as a coach along with the Pure Sweat app and I learn something new every episode. Huge fan of Drew and Alan as well. Thanks guys.

  • Compelling, Authentic, and Fun Podcast
    April 20, 2016 by J. Brogan from United States

    I love the behind the scenes look this show provides into the lives and grinds of notable players and coaches. Although it’s a basketball related show, the stories and messages shared are transcendent. Can’t wait for more...

  • Great Insight!
    April 18, 2016 by Paul York from United States

    A great Pure Sweat Basketball show by Drew and Alan with incredible insights and perspective on what it takes for a player to take their game to the next level. Nice in depth story on Andrew Wiggins early days before making in the pros and his mental and physical transformation with Pure Sweat in preparing for the NBA Draft. I encourage everyone to put this on you subscription list!

  • Time to get back in the gym!
    April 18, 2016 by Alan Stein from United States

    I will admit - I am a tad biased - as I am one of the hosts... but in all honesty... I am beyond proud of this show and am honored to serve players and coaches.

  • Just the Beginning!
    April 18, 2016 by Keeton Peery- from United States

    What an incredible opportunity for the basketball community to learn from the best in the business! This show is going to hit every aspect of the game from skills to performance. Its the whole package! This is a must listen for any player/coach that wants to learn and grow their craft!

  • Great podcast!
    April 18, 2016 by Thecoach42 from United States

    Been waiting for this! Alan and Drew are doing great things for basketball players and coaches! Make sure you guys listen! My goal is to make it on the podcast as a guest eventually 🙂

Released Episode
23  Jan  2017 Hey Ref - You Suck Download
20  Jan  2017 True Leadership with University of Maryland's Brenda Frese - Part Three Download
18  Jan  2017 True Leadership with University of Maryland's Brenda Frese - Part Two Download
16  Jan  2017 True Leadership with University of Maryland's Brenda Frese - Part One Download
13  Jan  2017 Pre-Game Preparation Download
11  Jan  2017 Addressing In-Season Selfishness and Shooting Slumps Download
09  Jan  2017 Questions Every Coach Needs to Ask Themselves Download
06  Jan  2017 Every Possession Matters Download
04  Jan  2017 Losing Sucks But It Teaches Download
30  Dec  2016 9 New Years Challenges Download
28  Dec  2016 3 Players You Need on Your Team Download
26  Dec  2016 Start, Stop and Continue Download
23  Dec  2016 4 Christmas Break Practice Ideas Download
21  Dec  2016 Improving Composure and Focus Download
19  Dec  2016 Sean McAloon, Boy's Head Coach, St John's High School: Part 2 Download
16  Dec  2016 Sean McAloon, Boy's Head Coach, St John's High School: Part 1 Download
14  Dec  2016 34 Knight-isms for Coaches Download
12  Dec  2016 Jonathan Scribner, Girl's Head Coach, St John's High School: Part 2 Download
09  Dec  2016 Jonathan Scribner, Girl's Head Coach, St John's High School: Part 1 Download
07  Dec  2016 18 Tips for Coaching Todays Players Download
05  Dec  2016 Mike Jones Mini-Series: Part 5 (Pre-Game, Halftime and Post-Game Talks) Download
02  Dec  2016 Mike Jones Mini-Series: Part 4 (Managing Fouls and Time-outs) Download
30  Nov  2016 14 Qualities of a Master Coach Download
28  Nov  2016 Mike Jones Mini-Series: Part 3 (Practice Planning) Download
25  Nov  2016 Mike Jones Mini-Series: Part 2 (Scrimmages) Download
23  Nov  2016 Ways to Open Up Player and Coach Communication Download
21  Nov  2016 Mike Jones Mini-Series: Part 1 (Team Meetings) Download
18  Nov  2016 How to Break Out of a Shooting Slump Download
16  Nov  2016 Qualities of Great Role Players and Teammates Download
14  Nov  2016 Toughness with Jay Bilas Download
11  Nov  2016 Perfect World vs. Practical World Download
09  Nov  2016 Effective Strategies for Maximizing Game Day Performance Download
07  Nov  2016 What to Work on Before and After Practice to Improve Download
04  Nov  2016 Effective Pre-Season Meetings Download
02  Nov  2016 Lin Dunn, Assistant Coach, University of Kentucky Download
31  Oct  2016 Creating Your Culture (Part 4 of 4): Respect Download
28  Oct  2016 What I Want My Kids to Know Download
27  Oct  2016 John Groce, Head Coach, University of Illinois Download
26  Oct  2016 Rule of Thirds Download
25  Oct  2016 Dave Leitao, Head Coach, DePaul University Download
24  Oct  2016 Creating Your Culture (Part 3 of 4): Toughness Download
21  Oct  2016 Motivating Your Coaching Staff Download
20  Oct  2016 Jim Boone, Head Coach, Delta State Download
19  Oct  2016 Advice for Young Coaches Download
18  Oct  2016 Hernando Planells, Associate Head Coach, Duke University Download
17  Oct  2016 Creating Your Culture (Part 2 of 4): Leadership Download
14  Oct  2016 Running a Preseason Parent Meeting Download
13  Oct  2016 What is a Good Shot? Download
12  Oct  2016 Why You Might Suck As A Coach: Part 2 with Mike Neighbors Download
11  Oct  2016 Why You Might Suck As A Coach: Part 1 with Mike Neighbors Download
10  Oct  2016 Creating Your Culture (Part 1 of 4): Communication Download
07  Oct  2016 The Power of Connecting Download
06  Oct  2016 Jon Scheyer, Assistant Coach, Duke University Download
05  Oct  2016 Pre-Season Workout Musts Download
04  Oct  2016 Brad Stevens, Head Coach, Boston Celtics Download
03  Oct  2016 11 Ways to Improve Pick Up Games Download
30  Sep  2016 Dave Severns, Former NBA Player Development Coach Download
29  Sep  2016 Developing Confidence as a Player Download
28  Sep  2016 Mike Brey, Head Coach, Notre Dame Download
27  Sep  2016 How to Effectively Watch Film Download
26  Sep  2016 Kelly Oubre, Washington Wizards Download
23  Sep  2016 Blocked vs Random Practice - Part 2 Download
22  Sep  2016 Blocked vs Random Practice - Part 1 Download
21  Sep  2016 Jay Wright, Head Coach, Villanova Download
20  Sep  2016 Why Don’t All Talented Players Make It? Download
19  Sep  2016 Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers Download
16  Sep  2016 Championship Caliber Communication - Part 2 Download
15  Sep  2016 Championship Caliber Communication - Part 1 Download
14  Sep  2016 John Thompson III, Head Coach, Georgetown Download
13  Sep  2016 How Many Shots Are Enough? Download
12  Sep  2016 Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards Download
09  Sep  2016 Tom Izzo, Head Coach, Michigan State Download
08  Sep  2016 Investing Your Time With Daily Deposits Download
07  Sep  2016 Building a Basketball Player from A to Z Download
06  Sep  2016 Jeff Van Gundy, ESPN and NBA Analyst Download
02  Sep  2016 Rex Kalamian, Assistant Coach, Toronto Raptors Download
31  Aug  2016 Unseen Hours with NBA Players Download
29  Aug  2016 Ed Cooley, Head Coach, Providence Download
26  Aug  2016 Marc Beasley, Veteran College Basketball Referee Download
24  Aug  2016 Jason Kabo, Director of Strength & Conditioning, UNLV Download
22  Aug  2016 Olympic Lessons Download
19  Aug  2016 Jim Martin, Head Coach, Providence High School Download
17  Aug  2016 Rich Sheubrooks, Retired NBA & Nike Basketball Executive Download
15  Aug  2016 Trajan Langdon, Assistant GM, Brooklyn Nets Download
12  Aug  2016 Matt King, Head Coach, O'Connor High School Download
10  Aug  2016 Fighting Our DNA: How to Combat Our Need for Comfort and Selfishness Download
08  Aug  2016 Don Showalter, Director of Coach Education, USAB Youth Development Program Download
05  Aug  2016 PJ Carlesimo, NBA Analyst Download
03  Aug  2016 Should Parents Let Their Children Win? Download
01  Aug  2016 Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City Thunder Download
29  Jul  2016 Tommy Hulihan, Skills Coach Download
27  Jul  2016 How to Be the Best Version of Yourself (On and Off the Court) Download
25  Jul  2016 Fran Fraschilla, ESPN College Basketball Analyst Download
22  Jul  2016 Mike Jones, Assistant Coach, USAB U17 (Head Coach, DeMatha Catholic) Download
20  Jul  2016 Gary Vaynerchuk on How Self-Awareness Impacts Success Download
18  Jul  2016 Donna Orender, Former President of the WNBA Download
15  Jul  2016 Will Cummings, Professional Basketball Player Download
13  Jul  2016 The Offensive Moves Every Player Needs Download
11  Jul  2016 Jon Gordon, New York Times Best Selling Author Download
08  Jul  2016 Mark Price, Head Coach, Charlotte Download
06  Jul  2016 How To Fix A Player’s Shot Download
04  Jul  2016 Paul Biancardi on What Talent Evaluators Really Look For Download
01  Jul  2016 Having Time vs Making Time Download
30  Jun  2016 John Shulman, Head Coach, The McCallie Preparatory School Download
29  Jun  2016 Drills vs Skills Download
28  Jun  2016 Jay Bilas on the Best Things He's Learned from Basketball Download
27  Jun  2016 Clean Up Your Mess Download
24  Jun  2016 Cheick Diallo, 33rd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Download
23  Jun  2016 John Baines, Head Coach, Elmhurst College Download
22  Jun  2016 Youth Sports Done Right Download
21  Jun  2016 Paul Biancardi on What College Coaches Really Look For Download
20  Jun  2016 Problems with Early Sport Specialization Download
17  Jun  2016 Body Language Matters Download
16  Jun  2016 Bart Lundy, Head Coach, Queens University of Charlotte Download
15  Jun  2016 Development Killers Download
14  Jun  2016 Jay Bilas On Why He Started A Skills Camp Download
13  Jun  2016 Balancing Individual Development vs Team Development Download
10  Jun  2016 How to Star in Your Role Download
09  Jun  2016 What is Your Team Made Of? Download
08  Jun  2016 Anthony Bennett, #1 Pick in 2013 NBA Draft Download
07  Jun  2016 Your Inner Circle Download
06  Jun  2016 Raising the Game Download
03  Jun  2016 Coach Nick, BBALL Breakdown Download
02  Jun  2016 Pete Philo, President & Owner, TPG Sports Group - Business Download
01  Jun  2016 Kids Play Too Many Games Download
31  May  2016 Chris Gorres, Pure Sweat Performance Trainer Download
30  May  2016 Pete Philo, President & Owner, TPG Sports Group - Basketball Download
27  May  2016 Sam Limon, Videographer & Content Creator, Pure Sweat Basketball Download
26  May  2016 9 Ways to Motivate Today's Players Download
25  May  2016 Mano Watsa, President & Owner, PGC Basketball Download
24  May  2016 Maintaining Player Relationships Download
23  May  2016 Will Rey, Head Coach, Northridge Preparatory School Download
20  May  2016 Chantal Vallée, Head Coach, Universty of Windsor Download
19  May  2016 7 Off-Season Workout Mistakes Players Make Download
18  May  2016 TJ Rosene, Emmanuel College/PGC Basketball Download
17  May  2016 Monitoring a Player's Workload Download
16  May  2016 Langston Galloway, Point Guard, New York Knicks Download
13  May  2016 Nate Darling, DeMatha Catholic HS, University of Alabama at Birmingham Commit Download
12  May  2016 5 Business Tactics That Will Make You a Better Coach Download
11  May  2016 Tyler Coston, Course Director and Lead Clinician, PGC Basketball Download
10  May  2016 What Do Coaches Look For? Download
09  May  2016 Markelle Fultz, Dematha Catholic HS, University of Washington Commit Download
06  May  2016 Tom Billeter, Head Coach, Augustana University Download
05  May  2016 Mike Jones, Head Coach, DeMatha Catholic HS Download
04  May  2016 Mike Neighbors, Head Coach, University of Washington Download
03  May  2016 Steve Prohm, Head Coach, Iowa State University Download
02  May  2016 Chris Caputo, Associate Head Coach, University of Miami Download
29  Apr  2016 Andy Toole, Head Coach, Robert Morris University Download
28  Apr  2016 Proper Performance Progression Download
27  Apr  2016 Pat Chambers, Head Coach, Penn State University Download
26  Apr  2016 Developing a Purposeful Off-Season Skills Development Program with Drew Hanlen Download
25  Apr  2016 Brendan Suhr, Assistant Coach, LSU/Coaching U Live Co-Founder Download
22  Apr  2016 Hustle and Habits Download
21  Apr  2016 Greg McDermott, Head Coach, Creighton University Download
20  Apr  2016 Preparing for the NBA Draft with Drew Hanlen - Part 2 Download
19  Apr  2016 Preparing for the NBA Draft with Drew Hanlen - Part 1 Download
17  Apr  2016 Episode 1: The Vision of the Pure Sweat Basketball Show Download