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  • 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.

    Part 1

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    TOPICS:

    • 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
    Part 2

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    TOPICS:

    • 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
    Part 3

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    TOPICS:

    • 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.

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    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.

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