Head Coach Mike Thibault of the Connecticut Sun, has firmly established himself as one of the premier coaches in the WNBA.
Currently the longest-serving coach in the league, Coach Thibault is a two-time WNBA Coach of the Year. His winning percentage is first among active coaches, and fifth all time in league history.
Coach Thibault’s many accomplishments includes being an assistant coach with the women’s USA Basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and serving as an assistant coach with the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers (1980 and 1982).
Listen in as Coach Thibault shares his insights during the PGC online coaching clinics series.
- Maximizing your time as a coach once the season ends
- Off-season improvement and balancing player development between drills that fit your offense and those that improve the strengths/weaknesses of one’s basketball players
- Questions good basketball coaches should ask before the start of their season and at the end season
- Understanding the different type of energy required on offense versus defense
- Developing the psyche of your best players
- What to watch for when breaking down film
- Important statistics to track on the sideline during games
- Coaching basketball players who play better in practice than in games
- Defending the pick and roll (ball screens)
PGC’S COACHING CLINICS
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.
“I’ve been involved in the great game of basketball for 25 years, and I learned more in the first three hours at PGC than in any ten years that I’ve spent in the game.” —Coach Evan Woodward, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON.
THINK THE GAME
Join us this summer and discover how to become a playmaker, lead your team, and run the show.
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.
Too many players waste time working on things that don’t happen very often in games. One thing all great players have in common is their intentional training of game-specific actions
This is a correspondence between PGC owner Dena Evans and a long-time PGC grad. I was so moved by Dena’s response to this player, which the player’s father shared with me, I decided to ask Dena, and this athlete, for permission to share this correspondence publicly. If you know the heart-ache and disappointment of not reaching your team or individual goals, this is a must-read.
Far too often, basketball players make the game too hard with their go to move. They use multiple dribble combo move that rarely result in a successful attack. James Harden
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.