Thrive with Trevor Huffman

Hoop Heads Podcast Network

Hey athletes, parents and humans. Welcome to the Thrive with Trevor Huffman Podcast. I'll be sharing 20 years of my NBA (I had a cup of Joe there), NCAA and overseas basketball playing, training, and pro coaching experience to help you guys find your athletic edge and thrive. What is Thrive? I really want to give you a deep dive into the lives, routines, habits, and mindsets of the world's best and brightest, whether they're mental performance coaches, leadership professors, pro basketball players, NBA or WNBA skills trainers, or thought-leading sports psychologists. I want to help you find the edges of your comfort zone so you can start to thrive.

Larry O'Bannon, Professional Basketball Player - Episode 3
Jun 30 2020
Larry O'Bannon, Professional Basketball Player - Episode 3
On this episode of Thrive with Trevor Huffman: Trevor speaks with pro athlete, Larry O’Bannon. We talk about how Rick Pitino taught Larry how effort and results should be viewed. How parents fail their kids by allowing them to feel entitled to playing time. What the difference between pro mindset and an amateur mindset is and more! O'Bannon played  (college basketball) for the  (University of Louisville)'s  (Louisville Cardinals) in 2005 when they made it to the  (2005 Final Four). In that tournament O'Bannon was named the Regional  (MVP). Pro career O'Bannon went undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft. During the summer of 2005, he played for the  (Seattle SuperSonics) and the  (Golden State Warriors) in the NBA Summer League and in 2007 played for the Denver Nuggets in the 2007 summer league. He played pro hoops from 2005-2020. 2:05: Mr. Basketball of Kentucky…. When could you dunk? 4:18: Going from local to national AAU scale- from the big fish in the small pond, to small fish in the big pond? 6:00 What Rick Pitino told Larry he would do to make him a pro 8:00: What’s the difference between the pro and amateur mindset? 13:55: How do you handle social media and time management in modern society? 17:00: Player advice on motivation to get the next level. Who’s Reece Gaines? Dane Fife? 21:52: Parent entitlement can be passed from parents to kids—what’s the point of sports? 23:00: Rick Pitino on entitlement and shifting Larry’s mindset on being a pro 28:00: Why Larry saw a sports therapist at Louisville and why sports teaches us resilience if we let it 31: 25: What mental training did Larry O’Bannon do? 38:38: How to mimic players the NBA to improve— Ray Allen to  40:10: How to study film so you can score more points, get more assists, and play the mental game 46:50: How to improve your floater or 1v1 game in 5v5 and offseason 49:15: Getting cut from the NBA, bouncing back after Supersonics and The Warriors say no thanks 52:39: Amor Fati and Stoicism in sports. Appreciate the moment, the good and the bad. Website - ( - (@LarryOBannon) Support this podcast
Ryan Stock - Mindsport Founder & Author of Buddha was a Baller - Episode 2
Jun 23 2020
Ryan Stock - Mindsport Founder & Author of Buddha was a Baller - Episode 2
Ryan Stock is the founder of MindSport, author of Buddha Was A Baller, and a former NCAA college basketball player and college basketball coach of over 15 years. His experiences as a coach and player led him to start the athlete meditation app, MindSport, which in turn led to the writing of the book Buddha Was A Baller. It was the difficult times in particular that led to Stock wanting to help athletes and coaches to live healthier, more successful and fulfilling lives. Stock himself experienced struggles with anxiety, frustration, dealing with difficult times, and in remaining present in his life as an athlete and coach before finally resigning from athletics and starting the journey that led him to find mindfulness and meditation. Meditation is the practice that Stock now utilizes daily in his life while showing other athletes and coaches how to implement practice in their lives. Aside from writing and developing the content and recording sessions for the MindSport app, Stock also works one on one with college and professional athletes and organizations as an athlete meditation mentor. Stock most recently completed his Yoga Teacher Training through Jonny Kest in 2019 and now teaches athlete meditation and Yoga to elite level NCAA universities and professional athletic organizations all across the country. ·       How do NBA and top pro athletes practice mindfulness and meditation? ·       The 10,000 Hour Rule— why quality matters than quantity ·       How self-awareness and non-judgement matters for athletes ·       Why Basketball athletes fail to slow down their mind and focus ·       How does MindSport app, the app for athletes to help focus, mindfulness, processing emotion, and beating your monkey mind ·       Why do athletes have melt downs and what do to about it? Website - - @mymindsport Instagram - - Support this podcast
Dr. John R.L. Evans - Director of Mental Conditioning at BLND Health - Episode 1
Jun 16 2020
Dr. John R.L. Evans - Director of Mental Conditioning at BLND Health - Episode 1
Dr. John R.L. Evans is the Director of Mental Conditioning at BLND Health. He is also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). Along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, John earned a doctorate in Kinesiology – Sport and Performance Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Working alongside a wide range of athletes and elite performers, John also worked 7 years with U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (SOF), training mental performance and human engagement skills. John sees clients for mental skills development for performance in sport (and other areas) in Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. He’s also available for virtual coaching wherever you’re based. 1:22 min: Who is Dr. John Evans and why will he help your athletes? 4:51 min: The Crux of Sports- The crux of mental performance, “Where is your attention and can you control where your attention is?” 6:40 min - The language for parents to use with Kids  8:55 min - Why we don’t need to say get your head out of your butt!  12:42 min - Why thoughts and habits matter don’t and do matter 17:53 min- Why values matter more than goals 21:44 min - Which self are you (hint there are two) 24:40 min - How to beat performance anxiety  29:25 min- What is your daily mindfulness practice and what is it? 29.25min 33:05 min- Individual zones of optimal functioning 35:17 min- Why women should not feel bad about aggressiveness 36:15 min- How to ooze sport confidence Website - ( - johnevans@blndhealth.com Twitter - (@sportpsychjohne) Instagram - ( Support this podcast