I have a test for you.
Do it now.
See how softly and slowly you can lower yourself to the floor into a cross-legged position without any support. Once you are there, see if you can stand up again using as little support from your hands on the floor or on your knees as possible.
It’s harder than you think. The ability to do this has a direct relationship to your long term health. Most of us lack the hip mobility and strength to do this simple exercise. The sad reason is nothing at all, or rather, doing nothing. Many of us will sit for nine hours a day. The more sitting we do, the worse it is for our overall health.
Studies show that sitting for a whole day will take about two hours off your life. While smoking a cigarette will only take 11 minutes. In fact, the average smoker tends to be in better health because they will repeatedly walk 10 minutes multiple times a day to go somewhere to smoke!
Sitting is the new smoking. How sad!
I am committed to doing three things this year, and I encourage you to do the same.
1. Standing Desk
I refuse to sit at my desk throughout the entire workday, I will begin by standing for 20 minutes at a time and adding 10 minutes each week until I can go the whole day without sitting.
2. Soft Tissue Foam Rolling
You should not have any pain while applying pressure from a foam roller. I am committed to 15 minutes a day of foam rolling in the evening before bed.
Proper posture is not a matter of etiquette but of health, I am committed to consciously checking my posture each time I look at my phone. The positive health effects of proper posture are astounding.
Let’s be healthier this year than ever before.
THINK THE GAME
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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.
PGC Director Sam Allen brings you this drill called “3-part Floater” to help your players add options to their arsenal. These finishes require players come to a controlled stop, on two feet. This control will allow them to change their attack and take advantage of whatever the defense gives them.
Do coaches play favorites?
…Yes they do.
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.