GET IN SHAPE
Become the most well-conditioned athlete on your team. Fight through fatigue in your workouts. Utilize that tired feeling as a way to build the physical and mental toughness you will need to compete at the end of games. The vehicle that drives your success as an athlete is your body, so make sure all the parts are well-conditioned and ready for the challenges ahead.
Too often players will waste the preseason and be unaware of the great opportunity to establish their leadership from Day 1 during the preseason workouts. Lead by example with consistent, dedicated, and unrelenting hustle. Lead verbally with confidence, great tone, and passion. Preseason is often a time when team camaraderie is built, so foster that growth with every-day enthusiasm.
IDENTIFY 2-3 AREAS OF WEAKNESS
Trying to get better ‘at it all’ is a lofty and unattainable goal in the preseason. Have a committed and structured focus to the areas of your game you are looking to improve. Write down your daily goals, chart the results, and build the habits of play that are required to be a championship level point guard. Determine these areas and then dedicate the next 6-8 weeks with a ‘rage to improve’ mentality.
GROW IN MENTAL TOUGHNESS
How tough are you? Do you truly control the controllable in your workouts? Do you focus on your improvement and development? Or, are you always blaming a coach or questioning a teammate? The latter will never serve your efforts to become a great basketball player. Use the preseason as a time to focus on your development, your improvement, and your toughness. If you want to be great, you’ve got to be mentally tougher than the rest as you prepare for the many uncontrollable factors you’ll face.
Personally, this is my favorite time of year. It is easy to identify the athletes that are committed to having a great season by how much they work these upcoming weeks. Are you going to be that athlete?
It’s time to attack this preseason with a check list built for success!
THINK THE GAME
Join us this summer and discover how to become a playmaker, lead your team, and run the show.
Every team needs great leadership. Whether it’s on the floor or off the floor, the best teams always have great leadership on their roster. In this week’s video, join PGC Director Matt McLeod as he breaks down the keys to special leadership.
Watch this video from PGC Director Adam Turner as he breaks down one of the most pressing questions of the finals: Does Kyle Lowry help or hurt the Raptors?
The best shooters in the game always seem to have more space for their shot — they move their defender with the use of their feet. Watch this video from PGC Director Jayson Wells and learn how to jab like Jason Tatum to create more space for you shot or a direct drive to the basket.
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.