By April Boldman (PGC Grad)
I’ve been coaching in some capacity (various sports and levels) since 1996 and have been teaching and coaching since 2005.
My first exposure to PGC was a coaches clinic I attended in 2016. The clinic was so good, I signed up to be an observing coach at a camp the next summer.
I was first drawn to PGC because of the culture. The basketball stuff is amazing, but it’s the leadership and mentality training that’s truly impacted my life (and those around me).
After observing my first summer session, I knew I wanted to become more involved with the organization. Every interaction I had with the director (Chad), staff (to this day one of the best BI teams I’ve ever seen) and even other observing coaches was incredible.
I left excited to implement as much as I could. Most importantly, I left knowing I had a like-minded group of people I could now rely on to help me along the way.
I observed another session that summer before becoming a site manager in 2018.
I’m still teaching and coaching 2 sports at the high school level and enjoy spending part of summers continuing to grow through PGC summer camps.
My coaching has evolved since my first exposure to PGC. I shifted from skills and drills to leadership and culture in both sports.
It’s amazing how many PGC concepts I utilize while coaching volleyball!
This season, a former player from one of my first seasons as a high school basketball coach is now my assistant coach.
After the second day of practice she said, “Coach, you are such a different coach than what I remember!”
Yes…yes I am 🙂
Athlete Story | Leif Skelding
In the biggest game of my collegiate career, I destroyed my knee in a freak accident during warmups. With my season over, I was left with one question: “How do I contribute even while not being able to play?”
Coach Story | Chris Guandalini
I still can’t figure out who recommended PGC to me after my junior year of high school, but I am very thankful they did. I wish I knew about it a season or two earlier.
Athlete Story | David Dean
A week or two later, I was back at PGC, back in this other world of basketball positivity. I remember Dena Evans’ talk on mental toughness. I remember all this deep wisdom about controlling momentum in games.
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.