Eligibility: Incoming 4th-7th grade players and coaches
Cedar Falls, IA
June 7 – 11, 2021
(5 days — 9am-4pm)
Cedar Falls, IA
June 7 – 11, 2021
(5 days — 9am-4pm)
Incoming 4th-7th grade players and coaches
Take a Tour
Get an inside look at PGC classroom, court, and film breakdown sessions.
Become the Most Skilled Player on the Court
No player wants to get cut or sit on the bench all season long — that’s frustrating for everyone.
Every young player needs the skills and winning mindset to be able to make plays, score baskets, and lead their team.
THE PGC EXPERIENCE
Your Kids Deserve the Best Training — Period.
Typical camps with traditional ‘stations’ won’t help your child get ahead of the pack. Neither will just playing games.
Young players need cutting-edge skill development, decision-making practice, and loads of inspiration.
At a Skills Academy camp, players get all three.
Is PGC Right For Your Child?
Skills Academy camps are for every incoming 4th-7th grade player — regardless of skill level or experience.
As long as the player wants to get better, they’ll have a fun and rewarding time with us.
PGC’s lessons on leadership, confidence and doing the little things are a must for any young player, regardless of position.
What They’ll Do at Camp…
- Hear It – Each concept is taught to the players first.
- See It – Players watch film of pro players using each skill.
- Do It – Players develop each skill through special games.
What They 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
At Skills Academy, players learn:
- Five foundational skills – ball control, shooting, passing, vision, movement
- How to improve athleticism, balance, and coordination
- How to make layups against contact
- How to see the floor and find open teammates
- How to develop an effortless shooting stroke
- How to have fun while learning new skills
- How to be a leader instead of a follower
In the Classroom
From the best teacher you can imagine, teaching their favorite subject — basketball
WHAT SETS THIS CAMP APART
Most camps do a few drills and then roll out the balls for the kids to play. The camps are usually fun, but often lead to little improvement.
At Skills Academy camps, we want players to actually get better. Every minute of camp has been designed to maximize the learning experience — while having lots of fun too.
That’s why no player who wants to improve in basketball should miss out on this camp.
The majority of our camps have 50-75 players with a 12:1 player-to-coach ratio.
Typical camps are 2-3 times this size, but we don’t take any more players than our camp director can know by name.
Our camps fill up and we turn away lots of players each summer, so don’t wait to sign up.
Camp starts at 9:00am each day, with check-in the first day from 8:30am-8:45am. Camp runs through 4:00pm every day except the last day, which ends at 2:00pm.
Each day includes interactive classroom and video sessions, as well as action-packed gym sessions.
Note: There is a 30-minute lunch break for players to eat a bag lunch or for parents to drop off lunch.
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
Join over 7,500 coaches who have attended PGC course. Coaches consistently tell us the time they spent 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.
Claim Your Spot Today!
Single Camp - Player
Reserve a spot with your full payment.
3 Camp Pass
Get 3 PGC camps for the price of 2 — and use them this year or any future year.
(or 12 payments of $195)
Summer Lifetime Pass
Attend up to 3 PGC camps each year for the rest of your playing career — with a one-time investment.
(or 12 payments of $345)
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.
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.
Meet Your Director
For Rob Cross, it wasn’t always obvious he would be a Division 1 basketball player. In fact, as an 8th grader, Rob was cut from the team and told he’d never be good enough to play high school ball. Instead of shutting down, Rob got back in the gym, found a trainer, and four years later was starting on varsity, eventually walking on at Vanderbilt. Rob knows that the key to success is a good plan, a good guide, and the willingness to show up...
For Rob Cross, it wasn’t always obvious he would be a Division 1 basketball player. In fact, as an 8th grader, Rob was cut from the team and told he’d never be good enough to play high school ball. Instead of shutting down, Rob got back in the gym, found a trainer, and four years later was starting on varsity, eventually walking on at Vanderbilt. Rob knows that the key to success is a good plan, a good guide, and the willingness to show up.
Over the years, Rob has worked with hundreds of athletes, ranging from youth to professional, helping them develop the mindsets and skills they need to become the player, and person, that they desire to be.
If you’re looking for fun and focused training that is centered around helping you become the truest version of yourself, on and off the court, Rob is the trainer for you.
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.
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 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 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. ($35)
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. ($55)
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.