Point Guard College
Eligibility: Incoming 9th-12th grade, college players, and coaches
Become the player every coach wants!
Become the player every coach wants!
Incoming 9th-12th grade, college players, and coaches
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Take a look inside a PGC classroom, court, and film session.
Become the Smartest Player on the Floor
To get an edge next season, you can’t just play different — you must think different.
Every coach wants a special player on their team who knows how to think the game and lead a team.
If you have a dedicated player who won’t make it on talent alone — and who doesn’t want the regret of knowing things could have been different — this camp is a must.
THE PGC EXPERIENCE
Your Child Deserves the Best Training — Period.
Sure, you can get world-class skills training in a few other places too.
But, there’s no other place on the planet for players to develop their basketball IQ, mindset, leadership, playmaking, and confidence — all at the same time.
A great player contributes to their team in ways the average fan never notices. However, good coaches always notice these “little things.” So, if your child wants to be a great player, they better learn how to do these “little things” too.
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, your child will develop the mindset to be a champion.
It takes energy and intelligence to ‘run the show’ for a team. Leaders have to inspire teammates, foster a sense of urgency, and get others to work together. PGC is a ‘leadership laboratory’ for every age and stage to develop these skills.
What if your child could transform their perspective towards setbacks, losing, injuries, being benched, unfair treatment, and all the things that can rob them of their confidence and joy? Well, they can transform — and we’ll teach them how.
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 teach players exactly what to say and how to say it.
Who Is Point Guard College For?
Each summer, thousands of high school and college players attend Point Guard College – but this camp is not for every player.
This camp is for mature and dedicated players, regardless of position, who truly want to think the game.
Note: We highly recommend attending Playmaker College and/or Scoring College prior to attending Point Guard College, if possible.
If you can attend only one basketball camp this summer, make it Point Guard College. If you can attend five basketball camps this summer, make them all Point Guard College.
What Players 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 Players Don’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 course, players discover how to:
- Read the help-side defense like LeBron James
- Master the subtleties of the game like Sue Bird
- Become a tenacious defender like Pat Beverley
- Transform their basketball IQ and decision-making
- Rip apart all types of man and zone pressure defenses
- Get higher % shots & influence your team’s shot selection
- Slow the game down & make better decisions in the paint
- Influence and inspire teammates using NITE communication
Players return to their teams knowing everything that’s needed to win championships — and to stand out to good coaches at the highest levels.
In the Classroom
From the best teacher you can imagine, teaching their favorite subject — basketball
On the Court
Six hours a day of the most creative, challenging, and competitive gym sessions ever
THE DEEPER IMPACT…
Beyond point guard skills and habits, this camp equips players to truly lead — on and off the court. Players are introduced to ‘sheepdog leadership’ and the energy required to be a great leader, including:
Care – How to build trust and confidence with every teammate.
Culture – How to influence and SCHAPE the team’s culture every day.
Communication – How to get teammates to work hard and together.
Here’s how an observing coach described his week at PGC:
Read Why His Life Won’t Be the Same »
The Director was one of the most inspirational people I have ever been around. Within the first 3 days, he had all 130 kids’ names memorized.
The first thing I noticed was the culture. The energy of the gym was infectious, and the Director just had an uncanny ability to positively hold kids accountable for reaching their aspirations.
In the classroom, there was NEVER a dull moment. Whenever the Director was speaking, I literally was on the edge of my seat EVERY SESSION. The classroom sessions were what I loved the most about my experience, because I was challenged to think the game in an entirely new way.
Everything was taught in a progressive way that really made sense to the players. The things done on the court ran so smooth because of what was taught in the classroom before they went to the gym.
I coach a varsity girls basketball team and two of my players had the opportunity to go. As their coach, I watched them play throughout the week and I could see they were thinking the game every day on a whole new level. They were communicating on a level I have never seen out of them. Their shots were getting quicker, they were more patient in the lane, and they just had more confidence.
The intangibles the game brings is something the Director thoroughly covered for the players, and he did so with such emotion. He ended one session with a talk about gratitude. It truly made me want to be a better man, better coach, and better friend. He inspired me to refocus my life, re-SCHAPE my habits, and live my life with passion and serve those around me.
I am extremely grateful I had the opportunity to attend PGC. I don’t think my life will ever be the same.”
Physical Education, DHS
Varsity Girls Basketball
This camp is open to male and female high school players entering 9th - 12th & College. We recommend attending Playmaker College or Scoring College prior to this camp, if possible.
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.
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.
OVERNIGHT CAMP 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.
At many camps, the Director is a celebrity athlete or coach who lends his or her name to the program — but little else.
At PGC camps, the Director personally leads every session and takes the time to know every player by name.
Our team of Instructors will be there to inspire and support your child through every session. Our Instructors are typically PGC grads who have played college basketball and 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 sessions 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
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.
Did You Know…
PGC Offers a 3-Course Curriculum?
A curriculum that’s been specifically designed to progress from one course to the next:
1. Playmaker College → 2. Scoring College → 3. Point Guard College
The 3-Camp Pass makes it easier to attend ALL our camps and gives your child access to 3 camps for the price of 2.
(A 33% SAVINGS)
The pass can be used this summer or any following summer and can be applied to ANY combination of our camps.
No-Risk Guarantee: If your child doesn’t want to return for another camp, contact us within 3 days after the first camp and we’ll refund the entire 3-Camp Pass fee.
Save $100 if you’re one of the first 2,500 players to register!
(Last year, all 2,500 spots were gone within the first 72 hours.)
COMMUTER – PLAYER
Register with a $300 deposit – includes meals only (daily drop-off at 8am and pick-up at 10pm).
$795 - $995 $895 - $1,095
OVERNIGHT – PLAYER
Register with a $300 deposit – includes meals & accommodations for 5 days and 4 nights.
$895 - $1,095
$995 - $1,195
3 Camp Pass
Get 3 PGC camps for the price of 2 – and use them this year or any future year.
(monthly payment option available)
100% Money-Back Guarantee
If your child attends the entire camp and you’re not satisfied with the basketball education they 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.
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...
based on 71 reviews.
See some of the reviews here.
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.
Our entire university team attended PGC and it was the BEST teaching program I’ve ever seen!
PGC changed my life, it changed who I was, how I played. It was the one thing I was always missing, as a person and as a player. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. It was incredible.
An experience different from any other "basketball camp."
Changed the way, that I think about the game. Opened my eyes to the How, Why, and What.
PGC is not a camp. It's an actual basketball school. I love PGC!
Best camp period. You would be missing out greatly if you had a chance to go and didn't go to PGC.
I learned so much this week, not only about the game of basketball but about myself. The confidence I gained and leadership skills were so valuable and I will take it with me the rest of my life.
PGC taught me many valuable things throughout the week and pushed me to be my best. I did not expect my experience to be anywhere near like what I experienced, it was amazing.
Great experience & really got me out of my comfort zone and learned so much about the game.
PGC has changed my life.
I feel like I am a 10 times better coach and leader than when I entered on Monday. Being around like minded people has added to the fire that I have to build a winning culture and program. I am ready to go home and SERVE the people in my program, my classroom, and my school in a way that is intentional and transformational. Money well spent!! Truly transformed in 5 days! Gotten better!!
I have learned more about coaching and teaching this week than I have my entire life. Point Guard College was always a dream for me. A 'Basketball Disney World' that sounded amazing, but due to the price I never got the opportunity to attend as a player. If I could go back and re-do ONE thing as a high school athlete, it would be to attend this camp. Spending a week observing at Point Guard College has been a sort of revival for everyone here. Another observing coach even said out loud that he felt like he had been reborn. We are excited, we are energized, and we have picked up so many teaching tools that we can take back and implement with our kids in every aspect of our lives. I became a better coach, a better teacher, a better mother, a better wife, a better friend by being here surrounded by so many like-minded and inspiring people. I saw 135 kids walk through those doors as shy, timid, awkward strangers. Through the course of this week, I watched PGC staff pour themselves into these kids and ultimately bring 135 strangers together. I not only saw, I felt the energy and the connection formed.... A family like bond created in just 4 days. They learned so much about basketball and even more about leadership. Not a single kid will walk out of these doors the same person they walked in as. Not one. My new dream is to do everything I can to replicate this experience to the best of my ability every single day so that every kid who walks into our program, or walks into my classroom, doesn't walk out the same.
First, it was a boost personally. Coaches, like everyone else, get worn down over time. It was great to be around the PGC staff, other coaches, and a really motivated group of players. The how-you-learn stuff was great. There were numerous "one-percenters" to take away. They challenged my way of thinking on a few things. It was well worth the time, without a doubt the best $300 vacation ever. I have already recommended this to other coaches and parents of players. I was very impressed with three things relative to any camp I have seen before: 1. Zero wasted time. 2. Everything you all did was intentional, and most drills, etc. had multiple things you were trying to accomplish. 3. The focus on players coaching other players was excellent.
This experience has changed my approach as a coach. As someone who is forever a student of the game, I couldn't stop smiling this week. The atmosphere behind 'SCHAPE' Principles is such a genius simplicity that will change the way in which I strive to impact my girls and prepare them for the next level/stages of their lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my child is good enough to attend?
We get this question often and it's not about being 'good enough.'
If your child is a dedicated player who loves the game and wants to improve, they'll fit right in. If they're not interested in learning the game, PGC is probably not for them, regardless of how good they are.
Players are placed in skill-based groups, so if your child is a less experienced player, they'll be with others who are similar — and if they're one of the top players, they'll be with other top players.
What if we want to register, but our child would prefer to come with a teammate?
Sure, they can bring a teammate with them. The more teammates who attend PGC with them, the more games they’re likely to win next season.
However, don’t wait to register until they convince some teammates to join them, or you may end up losing your spot in the process.
If your child only likes to attend camps with people they know, think of this as an ideal opportunity to stretch them out of their comfort zone. Even if their teammates choose not to enroll, they’re going to meet some incredible people—many who they’ll be friends with long after their 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's the competition level like at each session?
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. We occasionally have a pro player or top NCAA player who is significantly better than everyone else, but these players understand the intention of the week is development and learning, not competition. As long you as understand this too, it won't matter much who you're competing against through the week.
Speaking of top players, while there are significantly more high school players than college players in attendance at Scoring College and Point Guard College courses, college players typically benefit as much if not more than high school players. As we teach details and subtleties of the game, we’ve found the more playing experience someone has, the more likely it is they’ll benefit from a PGC camp.
What if we don’t know our summer schedule yet?
You can wait until you know your child’s complete summer schedule before you register. The only problem is, the session you want to register for may be sold out by then.
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 are the dorms like?
Don’t expect the dorm rooms to be like the Hilton – they’re not. Some are nicer than others, but typically the rooms are standard college dorm rooms.
We attempt to get dorms with air-conditioning whenever possible (nearly all college dorms have AC in the southern states), but some dorms don’t have it. You won’t spend much time in your room, but if you end up in a dorm that’s not very nice (or cool), it’ll be a chance for you to practice what you’ll learn at PGC about approach and mental toughness.
If you don't require a dorm room for the week, you will save $100 off the tuition fee. We do recommend staying on-campus if possible, as the 'full-immersion experience' is instrumental in the transformation process for players.
Note: Meals are still included for commuting players. Commuting players will need to arrive by 8:45am each morning and get picked up between 9:15-10:15pm each evening, depending on the course.
What are the meals like at the residential camps?
We have hungry players and staff at PGC courses. As a result, every meal is all-you-can-eat. Each college cafeteria provides a variety of options at every meal, and we request as many nutritious options as possible, especially as our staff have to eat cafeteria food all summer long.
But, we can't guarantee your session will have amazing food, especially as we don't know what you think 'amazing food' is. If you're a picky eater, we recommend bringing lots of extra snacks so you don't go hungry.
Note: We recognize some players have dietary restrictions and we work with each college to accommodate specific dietary needs. Please note your dietary restrictions on our 'additional information' forms once you've signed up and we'll contact you if we have questions.
What details can you provide if I'll be flying to a session?
If you are flying to a PGC session, you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the session. We recommend visiting the airport website(s) to determine the best means of transportation to and from the college. Many airlines have specific protocols for minors traveling alone. Please contact individual airlines accordingly.
International Travel Insurance
If you are an player attending a session in a country where you are not a resident, you must either:
- Purchase international travel insurance and forward a copy of your certificate of coverage to PGC.
- Provide a written letter waiving PGC of all responsibility in case of an injury or accident.
The certificate of coverage or written letter must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the start of your session.
We recommend booking a flight on the morning of your session that will allow you to arrive at the host college for check-in before 12 noon. If you arrive at the college before check-in begins, it’s not a problem (just bring a book to read!). If you are flying to your session a night early and you require accommodations, we may be able to assist you.
At most of our sessions, players who are at least 18 years or older can stay in the dorms a night early. To make a request for an early arrival, please contact us at least three weeks prior to your session.
Note: We do not provide supervision or meals to players who arrive a night early to a session. Due to liability concerns, we are unable to provide early arrival accommodations to players under the age of 18.
What does Tuition Protection provide me with?
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.
Fee: $35 for day camps and $55 for residential camps.
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.
Fee: $55 for day camps and $95 for residential camps.
Note: Without a protection plan, tuition is non-refundable.
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.
What if the camp is just too far away?
The average PGC camp attracts players from 11 different states, as well as a handful of international players. Hundreds of players fly, endure long bus rides, or beg a parent or coach to drive them 10-12 hours to get to PGC. We are constantly amazed at how far some players will travel to attend a session.
Right now, players in North Dakota, Alaska, Lithuania, and New Zealand are coming up with creative ways to get themselves to PGC.
So, don’t let distance be a deal-breaker for you. Where there’s a will, there's usually a way.
“When we left PGC, we had a 10-hour trip ahead of us, so I thought that Daymon would sleep most of the way home. Although physically exhausted, he was so energized and excited that we talked for over nine hours about his experience at PGC. He said, ‘Dad, this was one of the greatest weeks of my life.’ Last night, I watched him play in open gym and he is already incorporating what he learned into his game. Thanks for the positive impact that you made on our son.”
— Joe Osborn, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
What if we can't afford the tuition fee?
How determined are you or your child to attend a PGC camp?
If you are truly determined, there are ways to make it happen, even if you are financially challenged. Lots of parents and players have done it. We hear their stories all the time.
If you can’t help your child pay for the camp, don’t let that stop you. Right now, a player in Texas is figuring out how many lawns he has to mow to get to a session, while a player in Chicago is calculating how many driveways she has to shovel to get to a camp. For decades now, players have been resourceful in finding ways to raise the money they need to attend. What about you?
Here are a few quick ideas to assist your child, as they can:
- Get a part-time job and pay some of the tuition fee. Many of our players babysit, flip burgers, hold fundraisers or wash dishes in order to attend PGC.
- See if their school’s basketball program or athletic department will support them.
- Ask family members to put holiday and/or birthday gift money towards the tuition fee.
- Ask a coach or a teacher for help in seeking financial assistance from a community organization. Many local small businesses raise money to support young people who need assistance—especially if the opportunity is focused on leadership and character development.
As a competitive athlete, your child will always face obstacles in their life, and some may seem impossible to overcome. But whatever the current circumstances, there is someone out there who has faced the exact same circumstances and found a way to realize their goals.
Once they've done these things, if they still need assistance, let us know and we'll do our part to support you. We help many players each year, especially when they've shown us their level of commitment to attending PGC. Get further details here.
Note: We also provide a financial discount for clergy and military families. Contact us for details.
How many players attend each session?
The majority of our sessions have 80-120 players with a 12:1 player-to-coach ratio. Typically, basketball camps are two to three times the size of our sessions, but we don’t take any more players than our course director can know by name.
Most of our programs fill up and we turn away lots of players each summer, but we limit enrollment so that we can provide the best experience possible for players.
What type of supervision do you provide?
At PGC courses, the safety and well-being of each player is our top priority. For nearly the entire day, all the players and staff are together on the court, in class, or in the dining hall.
Our staff stay in the dorm building with the players, and we ensure appropriate supervision and curfew checks each night. The players do not 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.
Our Three Rules:
1. Players are not permitted to enter the dorms of the opposite gender at any time or they will be immediately sent home.
2. Players are not permitted to leave the campus at any time unless it is with a parent.
3. Players are must be in their own room by curfew.
What if my child is too busy and just has too much going on?
What exactly are they doing that’s keeping them so busy? Are their activities aligned with their dreams and aspirations, or are they just following the crowd and hoping for the best? Great players don’t base their games—or their lives—on hope. And, they certainly don’t follow the masses. First, they decide what they want; then they go out and find the people and learning opportunities that will get them there.
What good is it to be seen by hundreds of college coaches at AAU events if they’re not doing anything special to stand out from the crowd? A good college coach can pick out the best players on the court within the first five minutes of a game. Sometimes, they can even spot the best players during warm-ups, just by noticing how they carry themselves and interact with others.
Smart players spend more time “getting better” than “getting seen.”
How do we know it will be worth it?
Over 110,000 players and 7,500 coaches have been attended a PGC camp over the past 30 years and the feedback is consistent.
Players who are eager to learn and get better have a really special experience. A player who thinks they know it all already and isn't interested in getting better doesn't typically enjoy their time with us.
As long as your son or daughter has a passion for the game and wants to improve, they're going to love their time at PGC.
As we stand behind the experience we provide, and to remove any risk for you, we are the only camp in the camp industry to offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee..
If your child attends the entire camp and you’re not satisfied with the basketball education they received, contact us within 3 days of the camp and we’ll give you all your money back.
But don’t just take our word on the impact of the PGC experience. Check out what a few PGC grads had to share about their time at PGC:
Are there swim breaks or special outings?
There are no talent shows, swim breaks, or celebrity autograph signings, and we don’t roll out the balls and “just play”. You can find these things at many basketball camps, but not at PGC.
We believe when you invest in your game, you should actually get better and improve. So, our commitment is to NEVER waste a player's time or attention.
What are my chances of getting into a camp if I'm on the waiting list?
Spots occasionally become available within a month or two of the start date of a sold-out session. Your chances depend on how many cancellations there are for a given session and how many other athletes are on the waiting list at the time spots become available.