PGC Fast Break: The Gauntlet

This work­out keeps play­ers focused on three key skills all com­plete offen­sive play­ers should possess.

PGC Fast Break: The Gauntlet

This work­out keeps play­ers focused on three key skills all com­plete offen­sive play­ers should possess.

We’re pumped to announce that we’ve part­nered with PGC to bring amaz­ing bas­ket­ball con­tent to our coach­es, com­plete with biweek­ly blog posts fea­tur­ing quick, easy drills designed to help ath­letes lev­el up in the off­sea­son. Each arti­cle will include a video of the drill in action, the main points to hit on as the drill is being run, and its over­all goal.

In addi­tion to hit­ting the blog, we’ll be sure to share every drill on Twitter and Facebook – maybe even your Hudl feed.

What is PGC?

PGC is an orga­ni­za­tion focused on pro­vid­ing bas­ket­ball coach­es and ath­letes an intense, no-non­sense train­ing expe­ri­ence through cours­es and clin­ics. PGC’s mis­sion is to SCHAPE the way bas­ket­ball is played and taught by edu­cat­ing, equip­ping and inspir­ing coach­es and ath­letes. The found­ing prin­ci­ples of SCHAPE are:

  • Spirit. Inspire coach­es and ath­letes to get in touch with what they love about the game.
  • Communication. Communicate val­ues in every­thing you do. Use cre­ativ­i­ty to make your teach­ing mem­o­rable and effective.
  • Hustle. Do more than your share, and more than what’s expected.
  • Approach. Align your actions with your pur­pose and values.
  • Precision. Pay atten­tion to the lit­tle things and main­tain an unwa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to excellence.
  • Enhancement. Look for ways to make your team the very best they can be.

Led by CEO Mano Watsa, PGC has a team of 19 accom­plished teach­ers lead­ing eight dif­fer­ent cours­es through­out the year in 30 states and three Canadian provinces. Each course is specif­i­cal­ly designed to teach play­ers and coach­es to train effec­tive­ly, play the game intel­li­gent­ly, and lead in games, prac­tices, and every­day life.

In 2014, PGC part­nered with Glazier Clinics to bring the course series to more coach­es. Be sure to check out the fall clin­ics here.

We can’t wait to bring you every last tip and trick need­ed to dom­i­nate through­out the year. No mat­ter what type of coach you are, or where you’re at in the sea­son, there’s always some­thing to learn from PGC.

The Gauntlet

Check out the first video of the series, fea­tur­ing the Gauntlet. This work­out keeps play­ers focused on three key skills all com­plete offen­sive play­ers should possess:

  • Handling the basketball
  • Making qual­i­ty passes
  • Scoring mul­ti­ple ways

Don’t hes­i­tate to get cre­ative in mak­ing this work­out more chal­leng­ing for your team. Have play­ers com­pete against the clock or estab­lish a stan­dard of con­sec­u­tive makes. There’s no lim­it to how you as a coach can make it a more dif­fi­cult work­out spe­cif­ic to the needs of each indi­vid­ual athlete.

This is the first episode in a series fea­tur­ing full drills from the PGC cir­cuit. As with all drills in this series, we would love to hear your thoughts – just com­ment below with ways to make it even bet­ter or how you plan to effec­tive­ly use it in upcom­ing workouts.

For more train­ing tips and videos from PGC Basketball, vis­it our YouTube chan­nel or find us on Facebook and Twitter.