Mind Set Game #53: Coach education within basketball with James Vear

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with James Vear.

James is the current GB U-16 basketball Head Coach. He joined Barking Abbey in the 2014-15 season, bringing a wealth of international experience with him. Having started coaching with Sevenoaks Suns, he stayed there four years before taking over Medway Park Crusaders’ Academy, helping them gain promotion to NBL Division 1. James would then move to Canada to take up a lead assistant role at Dalhousie University before taking a lead assistant position with the Great Britain under 20 Men in the summer, helping them gain promotion to Division A in his first year. James was then offered his first pro coaching job in Denmark with the Aalborg Vikings Basketball Club, where he picked up Coach of the Year while leading them to a team record for wins and their first playoff appearance. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #53: Coach education within basketball with James Vear”

Mind Set Game #51: The highs and lows of professional basketball with Alif Bland

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Alif Bland.

Alif is a former member of both the Cheshire Phoenix formerly Cheshire Jets/Chester Jets and Bristol Flyers of the British Basketball League (BBL). But not forgetting he has also plaid his trade in Germany, Japan, and the Americas. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #51: The highs and lows of professional basketball with Alif Bland”

Mind Set Game #45: Control your own destiny with Kyle Logan, Stu Holt & Jalen Brown

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Kyle Logan, Stu Holt and Jalen Baker who are co-hosts of Under Pressure TV.

Under Pressure is a sports media brand that aims to inspire, inform, and entertain through sports culture. They produce original content from a weekly podcast show, a documentary series featuring a variety of athletes and people of other industries, and interviews where they talk to people who are doing great things in their respective industry. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #45: Control your own destiny with Kyle Logan, Stu Holt & Jalen Brown”

Mind Set Game #42: Long term athlete development in basketball with Marc Steutel

In today’s episode of the mind set game podcast, I sat down with Marc Steutel.

Marc is the head coach of Men’s basketball team at Northumbria Univerisity aka Team Northumbria as well as being the course leader in Sports & Exercise Science at Newcastle College. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #42: Long term athlete development in basketball with Marc Steutel”

Mind Set Game #33: Qaddafi’s point guard with Alex Owumi

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game, I sat down with Alex Owumi.

Alexander William O. Owumi is a Nigerian professional basketball player and author. Owumi became the subject of widespread media attention following his time with the Libyan team Al-Nasr owned by the family of Muammar Gaddafi joining the team shortly before the outbreak of the Libyan Civil War in 2011. He currently plays for the Surrey Scorchers of the British Basketball League (BBL). As an author, he has written three books, including an autobiography focusing on his time in Libya. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #33: Qaddafi’s point guard with Alex Owumi”