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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"Best. Camp. Ever."
- Riley Reed
"The Grad School is an amazing experience and is overall life changing. It was extremely impactful to learn not only the valuable PGC concepts taught in the previous course but add to if by instilling life long skills on and off the court from health and wealth to what in your mind and how to properly drive your mind."
- Jayde Tschritter
"It was a mentally and physically exhausting week but I would do it again in a heart beat. The kind loving people around and just the genuine care each of the instructors has for the players is fantastic."
- Hunter Rice
"At PGC, I learned things I wouldn't learn in other camps around the US or in the Philippines."
- Seiryo Sasaki
"At PGC, I made friends, learned great things about basketball and life in general, and had a great time doing so. My voice got coarse and my body was often tired, but that’s just part of the game. I had some issues with the college campus, but all things PGC were great."
- Teddy Halloran
"I am defiently going to come back next year to PGC whether it’s a different session or this one because the impact it had on my basketball and personal life was amazing and only in a good way."
- Reesa Looney
"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
"Paige was extremely impressed with the whole camp. She took so much away from the classroom aspect of your camp. She was already typing her notes into her computer last night to refresh herself with everything she learned. She loved the court action as well and overall came away feeling like a much more complete basketball player. Thanks for everything. She is so excited about the camp that she already wants me to sign her up for your Playmaker camp next year and also PGC camp again."
- Tim Horne
"This was the best basketball experience I have ever had. I have been to so many basketball camps growing up, I played college basketball, and I have never seen anything like this. I was so thankful for the things that they taught, and know that the players that came from the school I coach at not only had fun, but learned an incredible amount about the game of basketball and life. I will be recommending this to everyone of my players so that they have the Chance to experience this as well. It will greatly help their lives, and greatly help our program! Very thankful for this opportunity. Thank you so much"
- James Hayden
"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
"I can honestly say Chad and his staff left no stone unturned. These guys made me more focused as a coach, and proved to me that the game is really evolving. The old bully basketball way is over. We as coaches. We’d to spend more time Developing players. I will now always keep my notebook close to me."
- David McAdams-McGee
"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire week. I loves the energy Chad brought to the week in the rich and engaging classroom work, and the passion and control in the gym. I absolutely loved the mix of humor and instruction, but my favorite session of the week was Thursday night when Chad shared his journey. That was the most powerful and impactful moment of the week, and I was deeply touched and appreciate the authenticity. It will be a moment that will stick with me forever. This week has been rejuvenating as a coach and I would not hesitate to attend another session taught by Chad.
I also appreciated the conversations I had with Savannah and her insight about the game. She did a phenomenal job this week and I wanted to make sure she got a shout out of recognition for her hard work!
All the instructors did great and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the multiple styles and approaches each one brought to the week."
- Nikki Hansen
"The way Chad taught and explained himself fully and just poured everything he could into the athletes just inspires me. The way he broke down film so easily with no hesitation was definitely something I would love to be able to do in the future! I cannot wait to come back - as an athlete a bi or a OC again!"
- Ireland-Sky O'Leary
"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
"Incredible week! Worth every dollar we paid!"
- Richard Cary