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  • Becoming a better defender doesn’t mean you have to learn a hundred different things… that’s just too complicated.

    Join PGC Director Tyler Coston and discover four simple concepts that will make you a better defender today:

    1) Help-Defense is a Decision, Not a Position – The best defenders know to make these decisions, and they can easily answer these questions:

  • Who owns the person with the basketball?
  • Who owns the person I am guarding?
  • How much ground can I cover?
  • 2) Paint The Floor – Most defensive players stay in a 6-foot box. Imagine your feet are painted, and you need to cover the entire floor with footprints. Cover more ground and be more active.

    3) Help Across, Not Up – Anytime you ‘help up’ toward the basketball, you lose sight of the person you’re guarding. Stay perpendicular to your opponent, keep them in your line-of-sight, and help across (not up). This will lead to more contested passes and a shorter rebound recovery.

    4) Take Away Their Favorite Shots and Moves – Every player has something they’re best at, so make them do something else! If they’re a shooter, make them a driver. If they’re a driver, make them a shooter. Make the game difficult.

    At PGC, we make defense simple. Instead of trying to do a hundred different things to become a good defender, transform your entire game with us at a PGC camp this summer.


    Join us this summer and discover how to become a playmaker, lead your team, and run the show.
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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.

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