Episode 308: Stas Ovdieienko, War and Basketball
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Guest: Stas Ovdieienko, Ukrainian Superleague Head Coach In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Ukrainian Superleague head coach Stas Ovdieienko joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on war and basketball. Stas Ovdieienko is a prominent Ukrainian basketball figure, who has made significant contributions to the sport as a player and coach. Ovdieienko boasts an impressive 17-year career as a professional basketball player. During this time, he achieved significant milestones, including being crowned the champion of Ukraine and securing the Superleague Cup. Transitioning from player to mentor, Ovdieienko spent 2 years as an assistant coach before taking the reins as the head coach of BC Zaporizhzhia in the Ukrainian Superleague. However, tragedy struck when the war reached his doorstep—quite literally. Despite his dedication to the sport, the conflict forced him to confront a new reality. Stas Ovdieienko’s journey exemplifies resilience, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to basketball, even in the face of adversity and I am grateful to share it with you. Breakdown 1:00 - Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine 6:00 - Impact of Conflict on Ukraine Basketball 11:00 - Normality 12:30 - Leadership 15:30 - Humor 16:23 - 17:31 - Hoopsalytics AD 2 18:30 - Mental Toughness 21:00 - Solution-Based Coaching Interventions 26:00 - Talk To Yourself 28:30 - Team Building 31:00 - Conclusion Stas Ovdieienko’s Bio: Bio/Website: https://vk.com/stise Twitter: https://twitter.com/prostoj Basketball Immersion Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com
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