From being an instructor for over 22 years and being a Master Training Specialist, Chad is the best instructor I have seen. He uses all of the theories, laws, and styles of learning to engage students successfully.
– Michael Harrison, North Chicago, Illinois
Chad is an unbelievable person, teacher, and coach, and I am extremely grateful I had the opportunity to attend PGC. Chad inspired me to refocus my life, re-SCHAPE my habits, and live my life with passion and serve those around me. My week with Chad made me want to be a better man, better coach, better friend, and better son.
– Coach James Hayden
I learned how to improve my game at PGC, and I also learned how to make my team better. Without this knowledge, I would not have been close to the level of a university basketball player. However, what is really special is how you made me a better person. Chad, you took a ball and a net and somehow changed the way I live and think. You changed the way I interact with others, myself and my environment. Through basketball you taught me life lessons. I will always cherish the time I spent on the court with you and I appreciate you giving me everything you had to offer.
– Alex Petropolis, PGC Grad
Chad Songy first attended PGC as a high school player in 2002 and has been applying PGC’s principles to his life and career for two decades.
Chad was truly an efficient and versatile point guard at Millsaps College, where he was an SCAC All-Conference player and a 2009 Nominee for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, given to the best male point guard throughout all NCAA Divisions. However, after his junior year of high school, Chad didn’t have any college scholarships or interest.
As a 5’8″ point guard, Chad was often physically outmatched, but rarely outsmarted. The exceptional leadership skills Chad developed at PGC helped him to succeed as the starting point guard on Millsaps College’s most successful team in both school and conference history. The 2007-2008 Majors finished the season 28-4, losing to the eventual Division III national champions in the Elite Eight after Chad kept their magical season alive by hitting a buzzer-beating three-pointer to help his school reach the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen.
Chad’s pursuit for excellence has never been confined solely to the court. A Magna Cum Laude graduate with a double major in Economics and Business Administration, he was selected twice by ESPN: The Magazine as an Academic-All Region Selection.
Chad is the founder of Sustainable Giving Homes which uses real estate profits from homes in Austin, TX, and Cape Town, South Africa, to fund educational opportunities for students throughout Africa, including PGC’s sponsorship of the MCF Sports Center in Kenya. He also teaches throughout the year through a variety of projects he founded that include stand up comedy, cultural growth experiences to Africa, and mentoring young leaders and entrepreneurs.
Chad is head of curriculum at PGC, a course director on the PGC tour and assists in PGC’s training of both Directors and Staff.
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"Chad was amazing. He was to the point, captivated the kid's attention quickly, and was a great communicator. The entire staff was helpful, friendly, and respectful. They don't let you pass by without saying something nice or helpful."
- Shari Hammond
"It was a very life changing experience. I am already looking at the game a whole different way."
- Jayden Frank
"Great experience & really got me out of my comfort zone and learned so much about the game."
- Cedric Blackmon
"I love coming to PGC. This is by far the best camp I have ever been to, I love getting to learn and think the game here with these amazing coaches. I will always remember all of the awesome people I get to meet here at these camps. The energy and encouragement that we all bring at these camps is remarkable."
- Racie Decker
"PGC is one of the absolute best investments I have made in my son’s growth as a basketball player and as a young man. Each experience is different and excellent in its own way. The directors continue to impress and Chad is the ultimate role model."
- Chuck Malani
"As a parent, I was able to see my son start to bloom not only in his game but as an individual. I saw a change before my eyes. It was nice to witness. As one of his high school coaches, I saw a student-athlete start to own it and figure out how to get those around him to come with him."
- Katina Flournoy-Walker
"It was so amazing being treated like a college athlete and having to except responsibility. Helped me with seeing the floor way better and way faster. This camp also showed me that getting out of your comfort zone is what made me feel more comfortable."
- Rhyne Bale
"Best camp I've ever been to. Nobody can teach the game like PGC."
- Faith Vincent
"This camp was my favorite camp yet, with all the connections i’ve made and all of the real life advice and experience i’ve learned from this week, i feel like this camp with impact my life more than any other camp i’ve been to."
- Jack Ferrence
"This was definitely the best out of all the PGC camps that I have attended. I was able to learn a ton and also really enjoyed it. I liked that it had less time where we were just watching people demo the next drill and more time being able to do it/playing. I also liked that we had teams for the week because we got to know them so well."
- Elayna Chafee
"Best basketball Camp I've been to! PGC is a life changing experience. PGC has given me a new perspective at the game of basketball and life."
- Samuel Boyd
"Incredible week! Worth every dollar we paid!"
- Richard Cary
"I loved this course and this week. Chad is amazing teacher and presenter. I loved his energy and passion for the teaching and pouring into the lives of these athletes and coaches. It was a powerful learning opportunity."
- Enoch Dahl
"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."
- Lauren Tarpey
"I enjoyed every minute of the camp. I learned more than I thought I would. I soaked in all the new information that was presented to me."
- Dario Cristina