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  • Playmaker College

    Eligibility: Incoming 7th-11th grade players and coaches

    Grand Rapids, MI
    Aquinas College

    July 5 – 9, 2021
    (5 days / 4 nights)

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    Grand Rapids, MI
    Aquinas College

    July 5 – 9, 2021
    (5 days / 4 nights)

    Camp eligibility

    Incoming 7th-11th grade players and coaches

    Be the Player Every Teammate Wants to Play with on the Court

    No player wants to get cut, sit on the bench, or fall short of their potential.

    That’s why you need the roadmap and tools to make teams, get minutes, & stand out on the floor.

    THE PGC EXPERIENCE

    You Deserve the Best Training — Period.

    Sure, you can get world-class skills training in a few other places too.

    But, there is no other place on the planet to develop your basketball IQ, mindset, leadership, playmaking, and confidence — all at the same time.

    Read Why You Need Them »


    Basketball IQ
    A great player contributes to their team in ways the average fan never notices. However, good coaches always notice these “little things.” So, if you want to be a great player, you better learn how to do these things too.

    Mindset
    Most players play the game with little thought about their mindset. Yet, at every level of play, a winning mindset separates average players from ‘the great ones.’ At PGC, you’ll develop the mindset to be a champion.

    Leadership
    It takes energy and intelligence to ‘run the show’ for your team. You have to inspire teammates, foster a sense of urgency, and get others to work together. PGC is your ‘leadership laboratory’ to develop these skills.

    Confidence
    What if you could transform your perspective towards setbacks, losing, injuries, being benched, unfair treatment, and all the things that rob you of your confidence and joy? Well, you can — and we’ll teach you how.

    Communication

    Coaches always tell their players to communicate on the court, but most players don’t know what to say and resort to useless ‘chatter.’ At PGC, we’ll teach you exactly what to say and how to say it.



    Is PGC Right For You?

    Each year, 12,000 players from middle school to college attend a PGC camp — but PGC is not for every player.

    PGC is for dedicated players who truly want to get better — regardless of position or skill level.

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    Take a Tour! Get 3 free videos with an inside look at PGC classroom, court, and film breakdown sessions.

    "I just finished Playmaker College with my 12-year old son. It was one of the most amazing experiences of both our lives. We got a year’s worth of knowledge in one week—not just lessons in basketball, but in life. This was more than worth the investment of time and money."
    Jeremy Brown  |  Parent of a PGC Grad

    What You’ll Do at PGC…

    • Hear It – Each habit or skill is taught in the classroom first.
    • See It – Players watch film of pro players using each habit.
    • Do It – Players learn to apply each habit in game situations.

    What You Won’t Do at PGC…

    • There are no talent shows or swim breaks.
    • There are no celebrity autograph sessions.
    • And, we don’t roll out the balls and “just play.”

    WHAT YOU'LL GET

    DEVELOP THESE SKILLS

    In this camp, players discover how to:

    • Blow by a defender, finish strong, and get to the foul line
    • See the court and find teammates before they’re open
    • Beat double-teams, traps, and full-court pressure
    • Play fast and stop on a dime like Arike Ogunbowale
    • Develop ‘ball on a string’ handles like Kyrie Irving
    • Control a pesky defender like Rajan Rondo
    • Move without the ball like Allie Quigley

    Players return to their teams with improved skills, increased confidence, and greater poise — ready to stand out against the competition.

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    THE DEEPER IMPACT…

    Beyond skills, this camp gives players a vision for their career — and life. Far more than just a pep talk, these ‘intangibles’ are taught and woven into the fabric of every classroom, film, and court session:

    Ownership – How to take responsibility for every thought and action.
    Self-discipline – How to take greater initiative on and off the court.
    Energy-giving – How to bring infectious energy and uplift to others.

    Here’s what a former Fortune 500 executive said after the camp:
    Read Her Surprising Story »

    “My two boys and I attended the Playmaker College camp this past week. We had all assumed we were simply ‘going to basketball camp’…

    If you ask our boys, they will tell you this was ‘the best week of their lives.’ What we collectively learned is that PGC is far more than ‘a basketball camp.’ PGC is a leadership experience in the cloak of a basketball camp.

    I sat in the back of the classroom for an evening session and decided from there to shift my calls so I could make as many of the classroom sessions as possible.

    I have attended hundreds of hours of leadership training over the years. In my view, what my boys experienced was among the best leadership/life training I have personally been exposed to. The fact that they leave loving basketball more than they did when they arrived, and with improved skills, is simply the icing on the cake.

    I was struck by the fact that parents who come to collect their kids on the last day don’t really know how much their kids have been exposed to, and how open they are to being better humans as a result.

    It should be said that the Director was exceptional and inspiring, and the team that supported him was excellent as well. Please accept my sincere thank you for doing the kind of work that has the potential for such positive impact on our children’s lives. We have registered for your Summer Lifetime Pass for both boys.”

    Leagh Turner
    Former Global Chief Operating Officer
    SAP

    Want more? Read thousands of similar, unsolicited reviews on our site or independently on Trust Pilot or Facebook.

    CAMP DETAILS

    Camp Details

    ENROLLMENT

    This camp is open to male and female players entering 7th-11th grade and is the ideal starting place for any player new to PGC, including more advanced players.

    We limit sessions to 80-120 players with a 12:1 player-to-coach ratio. Other camps are often 2-3 times this size, but we don’t take any more players than our camp director can know by name.

    Our sessions fill up and we turn away lots of players each summer, so don’t wait to sign up.

    CAMP SCHEDULE

    Check-in on the first day takes place between 11:30am-12:30pm. Each day of camp includes classroom, film and gym sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening. Check-out is at 11:30am on the final day. The packing list and 'getting ready' details will be available after you register.

    SUPERVISION & DORMS

    At PGC, the safety and well-being of each player is our top priority. For nearly the entire day, all the players are together on the court, in class, or in the dining hall. Our staff stay in the dorms with the players to provide supervision & curfew checks.

    The players don't have a lot of time in the dorms, as they typically have less than an hour following the evening gym session to shower, have a snack and be in their room before curfew.

    The dorms are typically two players to a room, although a few dorms are singles, triples or quads. If desired, you can make a roommate request after you register for your session.

    Note: If you don't need a dorm room and will commute each day to camp, the tuition fee will be reduced by $100.

    CAMP STAFF

    At many camps, the Director is a celebrity athlete or coach who lends his or her name to the program — but little else.

    At a PGC camp, your Director will personally teach each classroom session, lead each gym session, and oversee & evaluate your performance on the court.

    Our team of Instructors will be there to inspire and support you through every session. Our Instructors are typically PGC grads who have played college basketball and/or coach high school or college basketball.

    "I have worked with some great teachers of the game, however, this week at PGC, I observed the best teacher I've ever seen. The classes were powerful, purposeful, and efficient. Not a session went by where I wasn't thrilled with the content and delivery. I can't tell you how impressed I am with PGC."
    — Coach Dave Jankowski, La Palma, California

    OBSERVING COACHES

    Join over 7,500 coaches who have attended PGC course. Coaches consistently tell us spending 5 days at PGC is the most beneficial investment they’ve made in their coaching career.

    At your PGC camp, you’ll attend all classroom, video and court sessions – just like players. You’ll also benefit from daily interactions with the director and other like­-minded coaches through in-session huddles and meals.

    DATE & LOCATION

    July 5 – 9, 2021

    Camp Location

    Aquinas College
    1700 Fulton St E
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    TUITION DETAILS

    Tuition Details

    Claim Your Spot Today!

    Single Camp - Player

    Reserve your spot today – meals and accommodations included!

    $995

    Males: Closed

    Females: Closed

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    3 Camp Pass

    Get 3 PGC camps for the price of 2 — and use them this year or any future year.

    $2,195

    (or 12 payments of $195)

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    Summer Lifetime Pass

    Attend up to 3 PGC camps each year for the rest of your playing career — with a one-time investment.

    $4,995 $3,995

    (or 12 payments of $345)

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    100% Money-Back Guarantee

    Attend an entire camp and if you’re not satisfied with the basketball education you received, just contact us within three days and we’ll give you all your money back.

    Single Camp - Coach

    Reserve a spot with your full payment.

    $195

    Closed

    Register Risk-Free

    Plans change, we understand. That’s why we offer Tuition Protection and Super Protection which gives you a full refund or full credit, depending on when you cancel.

    What Players, Parents, & Coaches Are Saying...

    Excellent

    based on 71 reviews.

    See some of the reviews here.

    Beyond my expectations! I had heard 'you just need to go to understand how transformative PGC is!' I know understand how true that it!
    Natalie Stokes
    As a coach of 30 years, this is the best camp/clinic I have attended. Thank you for a great experience. The energy is contagious. I will use this with my class and in my classroom.
    Denis Gauthier
    Coming into PGC my mindset was that I was doing it for fun and after the camp I would get back to my main sport, distance running. However, after this experience I am actually considering coming back to basketball.
    Reza eshghi
    He's great and helped me grow with basketball. Best camp in America.
    Jonathan Shields
    Unbelievable basketball and character education...will recommend to all my players!!
    Tony Hasenour
    Every basketball player no matter the position should experience this camp.
    Karl Grover
    The atmosphere around this camp is incredible, and something that me and my teammates I came with will bring back home to our team
    Vaughn Armour
    PGC was the highlight of my summer. when i first arrived, my nerves were all over the place. But as soon as i talked to the first staff member and felt all of their energy and encouragement for just being there, i felt right at home. the skills they taught on and off the court will definitely help me to be the best player and person i can be.
    india hilliard
    This was an amazing camp. Everything had so much energy. It made me better as a leader. I can't wait to go again. 10/10 camp. Top notch camp
    Robert Wallace
    I had such a great time here at PGC this week and learned how to be a special player; I've never learned so much at a basketball camp in a week! It was definitely worth the money to come here!
    Kelsey Loebig
    I loved the camp and all the enthusiastic coaches that teached the game well. I cant wait to get home and show my family what I learned and I can't wait to do all the drills we learned. I can't wait to come back next year if I am able to!!
    Connor Sams
    Coach Micah helped me improve on my game, change my mentality and the way I approach everything. PGC is by far the best basketball experience of my entire life. The way they teach the game, and make you get new and better habits is just great. In 1 week I improved more than in 1 year of basketball and I'm really looking forward to next season to see how my new on and off the court habits show
    Juan David Vergara

    YOUR DIRECTOR

    Meet Your Directors

    Jamie Pewinski

    Jamie Pewinski began playing basketball at a young age in Washington, MI. Known mostly as a shooter, Jamie still holds the single-season 3pt FG% at Saginaw Valley State University at 43.6% as well the record for points per game (19.4) at Rochester Adams High School. In Jamie’s senior year of high school, her AAU team finished 3rd in the Nation and she was named an AAU All-American. As a player at Oakland University, Jamie went to 3 straight NCAA Tournaments and as a freshman, played in the Elite Eight...

    Jamie Pewinski began playing basketball at a young age in Washington, MI. Known mostly as a shooter, Jamie still holds the single-season 3pt FG% at Saginaw Valley State University at 43.6% as well the record for points per game (19.4) at Rochester Adams High School. In Jamie’s senior year of high school, her AAU team finished 3rd in the Nation and she was named an AAU All-American. As a player at Oakland University, Jamie went to 3 straight NCAA Tournaments and as a freshman, played in the Elite Eight.

    Jamie’s college coaching career began as an Assistant Coach at Lake Superior State University where she eventually became Head Coach. Her storied coaching career brought her to Michigan State University as a consultant and now as the Director of Player Development/Curriculum for the Michigan Mystics AAU Club.

    Ryan Robie

    Ryan Robie was named All-Metro Coach of the Year in 2015-16, Ryan is currently serving in his 5th year as the head women’s coach at De Soto High School in De Soto, KS. In his first two seasons as head coach, the team made it to the state tournament, a feat that had not been done at the school in over 30 years. Prior to taking over the program, he served one year as a JV coach and 2 years on the boy’s side at the freshman level. The seven years prior Ryan coached both boys and girls at the middle school level developing essential fundamentals for individual and team growth...

    Ryan Robie was named All-Metro Coach of the Year in 2015-16, Ryan is currently serving in his 5th year as the head women’s coach at De Soto High School in De Soto, KS. In his first two seasons as head coach, the team made it to the state tournament, a feat that had not been done at the school in over 30 years. Prior to taking over the program, he served one year as a JV coach and 2 years on the boy’s side at the freshman level. The seven years prior Ryan coached both boys and girls at the middle school level developing essential fundamentals for individual and team growth.

    Coach Robie attended college at Kansas University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education as well as his Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. He joined PGC as a Basket Instructor in 2017. As a first-year head coach Ryan was searching for great resources to improve what and how he taught the game. In 2015, he attended his first summer PGC/Glazier clinic as an observing coach and has been a believer ever since!

    FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If I'm on the waiting list for a sold out session, how do I know if a spot comes available?

    Once a session sells out, if spots come available, we contact all the players on the wait list at the same time. The spots are then filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

    How do I know if I'm good enough to attend PGC?

    We get this question often and it's not about being 'good enough.' Here's what you need to know:

    1. If you're a dedicated player who loves the game and wants to improve, you'll fit right in, no matter your skill level. If you're not interested in learning the game, PGC is probably not for you, regardless of how good you are.

    2. PGC camps are about you. As long you as understand this, it won’t matter much who you’re competing against through the week. And while the level of competition may vary slightly from session to session, there is nearly always suitable competition for the varying levels of the players. At our Point Guard College camps, we occasionally have a pro player or top NCAA player who is significantly better than everyone else, but these players don't mind one bit, as they come to PGC to learn.

    3. Players are placed in skill-based groups, so if you're a less experienced player, you'll be with others who are similar — and if you're one of the top players in the state, you'll be with other top players.

    What if I want to register, but I’d prefer to come with a teammate?

    Sure, bring a teammate with you. The more teammates who attend PGC with you, the more games you’re likely to win next season.

    However, don’t wait to register until you convince some teammates to join you, or you may end up losing your spot in the process.

    If you only like to attend camps with people you know, think of this as an ideal opportunity to stretch out of your comfort zone. Even if your teammates choose not to enroll, you’re going to meet some incredible people—many who you’ll be friends with long after your PGC session.

    “Before I came to PGC, I was thinking, “I’m not going to know anyone there!”. But, as it turns out, I was welcomed into an extraordinary environment of athletes, instructors, and directors who made me feel like I was at home.”
    Misha Jones, Manassas Park, Virginia

    “What I love most about PGC is the attitude and approach of everyone around me. I have never been surrounded by such great, driven, and positive people. It just shows what kind of athletes PGC attracts.”
    Jacquie Chataway, Mississauga, Ontario

    What if I don’t know my summer schedule yet?

    You can wait until you know your summer schedule before you register. The only problem is, the session you want to attend will likely be sold out.

    To make it risk-free for you, we have two Tuition Protection options available when you reserve your spot (see below). In addition, as long as it's at least two weeks prior to your session, you can transfer to another camp without any additional cost.

    What if I need to cancel my registration?

    Things sometimes come up that are unavoidable—we get it. That's why we offer Tuition Protection options, so you can have peace-of-mind.

    Cancellation Policy: If you can't attend your camp for any reason, including schedule conflicts, last-minute injuries, a concussion, an unexpected illness, or a family emergency, as long as it's at least 14 days before your session, you can transfer 100% of your camp fees paid to a future camp, transfer it to a friend, or donate it to an underprivileged player. Cancellations within 14 days of the camp will receive a 50% PGC credit for fees paid.

    In the event that PGC cancels a session, including due to restrictions imposed by by government authorities or the college or facility, 100% of the tuition fees paid will be credited towards a future PGC camp. Without a protection plan, tuition is non-refundable.

    Tuition Protection - Gives you a full refund if you cancel more than 30 days before your camp and a full PGC credit if you cancel within 30 days. ($55)

    Super Protection - Gives you a full refund if you cancel more than 3 days before your camp and a full PGC credit if you cancel within 3 days. ($95)

    What health and safety precautions are planned for camps?

    We will implement safety measures based on guidance from health authorities and requirements from host facilities. These measures may change leading up to camp.

    There are detailed procedures for specific situations on this page.

    Many sessions have reduced capacity this summer — Reserve your spot today before this camp sells out.

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