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  • Jan. 12 | The 3-Point Play

    BASKETBALL TEACHING
    A good athlete learns to ignore mistakes entirely, not thinking about them until after the game is over.

    The time to consider mistakes is in the film room. But when you’re in action, choose one of two winning responses:

    1. Ignore the mistake, act as though it did not happen.
    2. Hype the action. Pick it up. Expend a burst of energy to see if you can immediately reverse the mistake before the other team has had a chance to react and take advantage of it.

    It’s important to understand that your mistake response is a habit, nothing more, nothing less. If you practice a fast-motion response, that will be your habit. If you let yourself stand there hanging your head, that will be your habit.

    The choice is yours…

    ― Dick DeVenzio
    Founder of PGC Basketball


    LIFE LESSON
    Confidence is a filter, tinting how we see the challenges before us and our ability to handle them.

    It tips the scales toward an optimistic or pessimistic view of our current situation.

    When our confidence is high, we are able to cope with the demands of the event. We can manage our fears and doubts, quiet the negative voices, and redirect our focus to the task at hand.

    Confidence expands our ability to act, to manage, and to make our way through difficult situations.

    – Steve Magness


    EDUCATIONAL TIP
    The way to obtain the most spare time possible is through intelligent scheduling.

    And the main points of good scheduling are simple:

    1. Plan tomorrow tonight.
    2. Write down everything that needs to be done and then number them in the order you want to do them.
    3. Do the things you like least first. When you have energy, it is easier to get an unpleasant thing done. When you are tired, it’s nearly impossible.


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    About PGC

    PGC Basketball provides intense, no-nonsense basketball training for players and coaches. Our basketball camps are designed to teach players of all positions to play smart basketball, be coaches on the court, and be leaders in practices, games and in everyday life.

    We combine our unique PGC culture with a variety of teaching methods and learning environments to maximize the learning potential of those that attend our sessions. In addition to spending 6-7 hours on the court each day, lessons will be reinforced through classroom sessions and video analysis.

    Our goal at PGC is to empower you with the tools to fulfill your basketball dreams, while also assisting you in experiencing the joy of the journey.

    To learn more about PGC Basketball, including additional basketball training tips and videos, visit our YouTube Channel or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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