Essentials was the most information-packed week of basketball I have ever experienced. I learned more about the game this week than I have in two years of college basketball.
Keith Steffeck  |  First-team NAIA All-American; NAIA National Runner Up, William Penn University

become the ultimate playmaker

Discover how to create better scoring opportunities for yourself and your teammates. Develop the skills and habits necessary to be effective against bigger, faster, more athletic players. Learn how to train your mind, your body, and your game to prepare yourself for higher levels of play.

WHO IS essentials FOR?

  • Dedicated male and female rising freshman, high school players, and college players
  • Coaches of all levels who want to learn how to develop playmakers
  • To maximize the benefits of this course, we suggest—not require—players attend Prep School first

“I’ve been to approximately 50 basketball camps, and you truly have the BEST basketball camp in America.”
Coach Laura Sellers, Normal, Illinois

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discover what it takes to be great



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Protection Plans

We offer you tuition protection in the event you need to cancel prior to your course.

essentials EMPHASIZES

  • How to beat a defender 1-on-1
  • How to finish at the rim
  • How to read the defense
  • How to get to the paint against contact
  • How to attack off ball screens
  • How to be a dominant defender
  • How to train like college and professional athletes


  • 6-7 hours of productive court time daily
  • Video analysis of college and pro players
  • Interactive classroom sessions
  • Leadership and communication training
  • Passionate and dedicated directors & instructors






Tuition details

  • Tuition includes a dorm room and meals for 5 days and 4 nights.
  • The course includes 40 hours of classroom and on-court instruction.


Commuters—Save $100 if you don’t need a dorm room. Meals still included.

Sibling & Multi-Course—Save $75 when you or your sibling registers for any other course.

Canadians—Due to the exchange rate, use the coupon code CANADIAN at checkout to save $100 on any PGC summer course in the U.S. or Canada.

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My son has been a different kid since the Essentials basketball camp. Now he thinks talks and acts like a leader. He's playing with passion, fire, and energy. Honestly, I can’t believe it is my son. PGC taught him how to play the right way.
Joe Osborn  |  Fort Wayne, Indiana
Attending PGC was the best decision I’ve made in my career. Coaches want players to be leaders, to talk more, to take responsibility, and to make good decisions on the court, but they don’t teach us how. At PGC, I learned how!
Janka Mincikova  |  Slovakia National Team And PG For MBK Ruzomberok Pro Team
The level of intensity and effort that is demanded at all times gives you a glimpse of greatness and allows you to understand what is necessary to achieve it.
Megan Murphy  |  Clinton Corners, New York