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🗒️Show Notes

Join host Cory Heitz on the PREP Athletics Podcast as he interviews renowned basketball performance coach and motivational speaker, Alan Stein Jr. In this engaging episode, Alan shares his incredible journey from being a college basketball player to becoming a sought-after performance coach for elite athletes. With years of experience working with top talent, Alan offers invaluable insights into the psychology of performance, the importance of preparation, and the secrets to achieving success on and off the court.


0:00 Introduction
3:18 Alan’s early life and basketball journey
7:38 Dealing with Basketball Burnout
8:12 Is It Beneficial to Play Multiple Sports?
11:47 The Importance of Mentality
15:20 Getting into Strength Training and Plyometrics
22:09 Kobe Bryant’s Work Ethic
25:09 What Did Kevin Durant and Other NBA Stars Have In Common?
35:24 Alan’s Philosophy as a Basketball Parent
42:27 Life as an Author and Keynote Speaker
44:18 Advice for Kids in High School
47:51 The Best Player Alan Has Ever Played Against
48:19 Biggest Win of Alans’s Career
49:18 Alan’s Favorite Movie
50:21 Alan’s Hobbies
52:39 Wrap-Up and Conclusion

📌 Key Points

  • Alan’s Journey: From college basketball at Elon University to a career in performance coaching.
  • Psychology of Performance: Understanding the mental aspect of sports and how it affects athletes.
  • Importance of Preparation: Why thorough preparation is key to success in any field.
  • Working with Elite Athletes: Alan’s experiences and lessons from coaching top-tier basketball players.
  • Motivation and Resilience: How to stay motivated and resilient in the face of challenges.
  • Advice for Aspiring Athletes: Tips and strategies for young athletes looking to excel in basketball and beyond.
  • Impact of Mentorship: The role of mentors in shaping an athlete’s career and personal development.
  • Leadership and Teamwork: Essential qualities for becoming an effective leader and team player.

For aspiring athletes, coaches, and sports enthusiasts, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom and practical advice. Alan Stein Jr.’s unique perspective on the intersection of sports psychology and physical performance makes this a must-listen for anyone looking to elevate their game.

▶️ Tune in to the full episode and gain insights from one of the best in the business!

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