Nov. 17 | The 3-Point Play
Mental toughness is one of the most important ingredients for success in sports, and it can be developed like any other skill.
Want to improve your mental toughness?
Make a conscious effort to be the person your teammates would choose under pressure.
The more you convince them, the more you will convince yourself. The biggest problem usually isn’t a lack of courage or toughness or intelligence. Usually it’s something more like laziness or selfishness, the tendency to complain or to think about your own problems instead of developing pride in toughness, in being a non-complainer.
A lot of it is focus more than actual strength.
― Dick DeVenzio
Founder of PGC
“If you didn’t get what you want, it’s a sign that you did not seriously want it, or you tried to bargain over the price.”
– Rudyard Kipling
Foolish students mumble that some ‘A student’ is a brown-noser for talking to the teacher. Sadly, they haven’t learned what life (or school) is all about…yet.
The sooner you wise up and understand that you need the help of those above you to succeed in life, the sooner you’ll achieve your goals.
– Dick DeVenzio
Founder of PGC
Welcome to the 3-Point Play, where you’ll get a quick dose of wisdom to enhance your game and life.
Whether you’re a player, parent, or coach, join to get a:
- basketball tip
- leadership lesson,
- and life principle
…that’s easy to apply to your life.
3-Point Play: On foot fakes, accumulated actions, and being a successful student
Foot fakes are extremely useful when you have the ball in a scoring position and haven’t used your dribble yet. To do a fake-and-crossover well and make it work, be sure you don’t just move your foot.
3-Point Play: On measuring performance, bouncing back, and study buddies
You are your ideal opponent. The best way to improve is to compete ferociously against your perfectly matched competitor, You-Yesterday.
3-Point Play: On attitude, tasting our words, and planning ahead
A good attitude is being calm under pressure, it is encouraging your teammates, it is requiring of yourself your peak performance at all times.
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.