Getting Ready Updates

This Getting Ready page will be updated with the details you need for your session at least two weeks prior to your start date. We will email you a link to this page at that time.

In the meantime, complete your required health forms and refer to the most frequently asked questions we receive.

Preparing for PGC

Before you arrive at your PGC camp, you’ll need to get in the best shape possible. We’ve created an in-depth 14-day Pre-PGC Training program to help with this.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase our customized Welcome Kit. We will email you these details closer to your start date.


When does check-in and check-out take place?

For all overnight camps, check-in runs from 11:00am-12:45pm on the first day. The session officially begins at 1:00pm with a 30-minute parent meeting and the opening classroom session for players. Check-out takes place at 11:30am on the final morning, immediately following the Closing Ceremonies.

For Skills Academy camps, check-in runs from 7:45am-8:15am on the first day. Each day of camp runs from 8:30am-4:00pm. Please note: The camp wraps up at 2:00pm on the final day, immediately following the Closing Ceremonies.

Where will check-in take place?

The specific check-in location for your session will be available on this page two weeks prior to your session.

Can parents come watch?

Parents are invited to experience PGC first-hand by joining us for the classroom and gym sessions on Day 3 evening at our overnight camps.

What times do commuting players need to get picked up and dropped off?

For all our overnight camps, check-in for commuters takes place at the same time and place as non-commuters.

Daily Drop-off – Either 8:00am at the cafeteria or 8:45am at the lecture hall (meals are included for commuters).

Daily Pick-up – Playmaker College: 9:00pm each night and 11:00pm on the final night. Scoring College, Point Guard College, PGC Grad School:
10:00pm each night and 11:45pm on the final night.

Are early arrival options available?

If you’re arriving early for your session, please contact us with your specific travel details at Please note: We cannot assist with special accommodations for athletes who are under the age of 18 and not traveling with a coach or a parent. Additionally, we do not provide supervision or meals to athletes who arrive early to a session.

Are there any special requirements for international players?

If you are an athlete attending a session in a country that you’re not a resident, you must purchase international travel insurance and provide a certificate of coverage to PGC, or provide PGC with a written letter waiving PGC of all responsibility in case of an injury or accident. This includes Canadians attending US sessions and Americans attending Canadian sessions. The certificate or written letter must be emailed to us at least two weeks prior your session.

What if I get injured prior to the session?

If you are injured prior to your session, we recommend that you still attend. Many athletes have done this, and nearly every athlete has said they were glad they did attend. Much of the teaching takes place in the classroom, so as long as you can write and sit in a chair, you’ll get all the information that other athletes receive.

Please note: If you decide not to attend your course due to an injury, our cancellation policy still applies.

During sessions, we do our best to ensure that an Athletic Trainer will be on site to provide ice and first aid as needed. If an emergency arises, you will be transferred to a local medical facility and parents will be notified.

What do I need to pack?

For all overnight camps, you will need to bring:

  • A basketball with your name on it (we only play indoors)
  • Clothes – Basketball shoes, shorts, shirts, socks, etc.
  • Pillow, sheet and a blanket or sleeping bag for your bed
  • Alarm clock or phone/iPod with an alarm
  • Toiletries – Towel, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
  • Small fan – Many dorms are air-conditioned, but a fan may be helpful in dorms without A/C (if desired)
  • Pens/pencils and notebook or purchase a PGC notebook for your notes, which is included if you purchase a Welcome Kit
  • A water bottle with your name on it (unless you purchase the Welcome Kit)
  • Athletic tape – If you have an injury which may require tape
  • Playmaker College & Scoring College: A tennis ball – don’t sweat it if you don’t have one—several players typically have extras
  • PGC Grad School only: A set of outdoor clothes and running shoes

For all Skills Academy camps, you will need to bring:

  • A basketball with your name on it (we only play indoors)
  • A tennis ball, but don’t sweat it if you don’t have them—a few players will have extras.
  • Basketball shoes, shorts, shirts, socks, etc.
  • Pens/pencils and notebook or you may purchase a PGC notebook for your notes
  • A water bottle with your name on it
  • Athletic tape – if you have an injury that requires tape