How to Get Ahead in Basketball (and life)
I suspect most parents who pay close attention to what we offer realize this one thing…
That the teachings players soak up at a PGC Basketball Camp, not only lead to success on the court, but are the same ones that make players successful in anything else they choose to do in life.
These principles are applicable in many pursuits…
Whether it be competing in a sport, playing an instrument, being a doctor, running a business, or raising a family later in life.
There is a depth to what we teach that goes beyond “just basketball”.
One such principle is what PGC founder, Dick Devenzio, referred to as…
“Getting ahead time”.
It’s a mindset thing few players possess in today’s world where many kids expect good things to magically happen, even though they aren’t willing to put in the work.
But that’s not the way it works in the basketball world (especially at the next level).
Anyway, getting back to getting ahead time…
This is the time early in the morning when the dedicated player jumps out of bed, figures out a way to get the keys to the gym and gets to work.
The gym’s empty, the bleachers pushed back, the lights down low, and the only sound is the rhythmic echoes of sneakers squeaking and the ball bouncing.
Every fake, every maneuver, every effort is infused with the notion that other kids are still in bed sleeping, on their phone scrolling Instagram, or Snapchatting their friends…
…while the dedicated player is getting reps.
This is the time when the dedicated player is getting ahead while everyone else is falling behind.
And no matter what the other players do the rest of the day, they can only equal the dedicated player.
But they can never get ahead.
Because the dedicated player has already put in the time.
Get ahead time.
And speaking of getting ahead…
If you want your child to further their basketball education, learn how to “think the game” differently, and gain the unfair advantage of being one step ahead (or more) of their competition at all times, our PGC Summer & Fall Basketball Camps can help them do just that.
Here’s to helping your child get better, fulfill their dreams, be their best, and to experience the joys of what the game has to offer.
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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