Dena Evans, known to thousands of PGC Basketball graduates simply as “Coach D,” has served as the Owner and Director of PGC since 2002.
Legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, once said about Dena Evans: “Don’t be under the impression that it takes a male coach to teach the fundamentals of basketball. As an outstanding collegiate point guard and an experienced teacher of point guard play, Dena Evans’ PGC will greatly improve the play of any aspiring player—male or female. Her work habits and engaging personality are certain to inspire all campers.”
Listen in as ‘Coach D’ opens up on topics such as how to create championship practices, being special and standing out to a good coach, teaching players how to communicate effectively, and her relationship with Coach Wooden.
- Dena’s PGC Background
- Why PGC Basketball create a basketball training program focused on shooting skills
- SCHAPE: PGC Basketball’s core values
- How PGC teaches basketball players and coaches to communicate effectively
- What championship-level basketball practices look, sound and feel like
COACHES QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
- Becoming a better basketball coach
- What it means for a basketball player to be special
- How to keep the intensity up practice
- How to connect with an unmotivated player with great potential
- How to get basketball players to understand that everyone has a responsibility to lead
- Dena’s Relationship with Coach John Wooden
PGC’S COACHING CLINICS & COACHES CIRCLE
PGC Basketball is committed to supporting and accelerating the development of basketball coaches. Each summer hundreds of coaches from around the world attend summer courses as an integral part of their professional development.
In 2011, PGC launched a series of online coaching clinics that feature some of the top basketball minds in basketball. Each month coaches can get exclusive access to insights on practice planning, player development, game strategy; and so much more!
See all PGC currently has to offer for basketball coaches.
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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.