Snaking Ball Screens
Let’s talk about ball screens. Many players work on the skill set to be good in ball screen situations, but most often they don’t truly understand the nuance of making the correct read. High-level playmakers don’t only have great skills, they also make great decisions and know exactly when to use those skills. In this […]
Gauntlet to Pivot J
Reads and Gets
Buckle up. It’s time to break down a high-level concept and make it so simple that you can teach it to any teammate. Too many players get stuck when they pick up their dribble too soon and don’t know what to do. What makes young players like Duncan Robinon and Tyler Hero so special is […]
Passing IQ. Simple concept, yet few players actually understand it and display it in games. It all comes down to timing. Great point guards know that the biggest difference between contested and uncontested shots is when the pass is made. Pass too early, and the shooter isn’t ready. Pass too late, and the defense can […]
Film Study: Responding to Mistakes
Mistakes happen. Teammates miss shots. You turn the ball over. Referees make ball calls. Coaches run the wrong defense. While many players spend time pointing out these mistakes, special ones spend less time worrying about the actual mistake and instead they choose to focus on their response to them. In this Film Study, PGC Director […]
Film Study: Refs and Control
Simple fact. Referees reward control. As you attack on offense in a controlled manner, not only will you draw more fouls on the defense, but you’ll also give your team an advantage by shooting more free throws, getting in the bonus sooner, and forcing your opponent to go deeper into their bench.
Urgency: You Don’t Have Time to Wait
Great players are jealous of their time. They know every moment is precious if they’re going to maximize who they can be as a player. Listen in as Tyler does deeper into why this concept is so important to you and your game.
Two Clap to Transition Quickly
How you do anything is how you do everything. While most players settle for a poor response to turnovers, missed shots, and bad calls, special players understand what a two-clap can do to enhance their craft. Pro tip: We want to hear from you! Drop a note in the comments below and tell us when […]
Daily Pursuit of Excellence
Basketball is a game of excitement, allowing us to accomplish incredible things. It’s also a game of disappointment, as we often fall short of dreams and goals that we have. What separates average players from special ones? Their daily pursuit of excellence. Pursue mastery, show off your grit and determination, and most importantly commit to […]
Importance of Communication
Basketball is a fast-paced game with dozens of things happening at the same time. One of the most effective ways to slow things down for yourself and teammates is to communicate more often. Listen in to learn more.
Ownership vs. Excuses
One common trait of all great point guards is extreme and radical ownership. Stop allowing excuses to determine how you act and lead. Point guards own everything.
Get in Good Shape
It’s a simple fact. Great point guards shouldn’t have to spend time thinking about working hard when they’re in games. Too often players have to think about their conditioning in games, but at that point it’s too late. Stop focusing on conditioning, and use your energy to get others up to that same level with […]
If you want to be great, you have to be willing to do the same things in your training that the greats do in theirs. This doesn’t only apply to skill set, but also the pro mentality that most lower level players don’t have. A pro mentality doesn’t have to be motivated or told to […]
Film Study: Create Advantages with the Peek & Fake
Pop quiz time! What’s the most effective move in the game of basketball? Time’s up. If you said the peek & fake, you know your stuff. The peek & fake is the most deadly way to move the defense off the catch and create advantages that lead to even better shots. Pro tip: Keep your […]
Film Study: Shooting off Ball Screens
Shooting off ball screens. Sounds simple right? Sure, at lower levels it might be easy, but at the highest levels, you’ve got to be a Level 4 shooter in order to truly make the defense pay in ball screen situations. In this film study, Tyler’s going to break down the nuance of shooting off ball […]
Film Study: Using Pivots to Score
When do you use pivots most often in games? Most players think of pivoting as a way to create space when a defender is in their bubble. While true, adding pivots to the end of your drives can lead to 6-8 more points in every game you play. Learn from PGC Director Matt McLeod as […]
Creative 1-Foot Finishing Workout
Beal Pressure Shooting
Fatigue Free Throw Shooting
357 Shooting Workout
Early Season Workout Series – Part 3
In Part 3 of 3, TJ overviews an early season finishing workout in which assistant coach, Graham Maxwell leads their players through a small group workout.
Early Season Workout Series – Part 2
In Part 2 of 3, TJ overviews an early-season ball handling workout with assistant coach, Graham Maxwell. Part 3, Finishing is coming soon!
Early Season Workout Series – Part 1
In Part 1 of 3, TJ overviews an early season post workout in which assistant coach, Graham Maxwell teaches and takes their post players through.
McCollum 52 Shooting
Allen Ladder Shooting
Do you ever feel like you don’t shoot as well in games as you did in practice? Many players get that feeling at some point in their career, and typically, it’s because their workouts are missing two things: speed and pressure. That’s what’s so great about Allen Ladder Shooting. It includes the elements of both […]
Great shooters can move into their shot off four primary movements: slide, curl, backpedal, and sprint. In Movement Shooting, you’ll spend time practicing all four movements as you get up as many shots as possible over a four-minute period. What’s your highest movement shooting score? Drop it in the comments below. Pro Tip: The best […]
300 Shot Workout
100 Shot Workout
It’s a simple fact. If you (and your teammates) take better shots in games, you’ll win more games next season. Listen in as PGC Director Chad Songy breaks down the difference between a good shot and a great one. Drop a note in the comments and let us know what shot is your go-to “7” […]
If you truly want to master finishing at the rim, you have to have options when you get there. Too often, players miss shots at the rim because they don’t know how to make a correct read against the defense. Become a better in-game finisher by adding these five different finishes into your daily workouts. […]
Most shots are missed because of one of two things: 1) Lack of balance or 2) Lack of power. And that’s why you need more Pivot Jumpers in your shooting workout. Pivot Jumpers are a great way to spend time early in your workout focused on building balance on your jumper.
Big-time scorers are able to get to the rim and know how to finish against all types of defense. Unfortunately, most middle and high school players never learn how to truly finish against bigger, stronger competition. Jump in with Tyler in this Power Finish video and learn how to finish against and through contact!
Point Guard Mentality: Cleverness > Speed
There’s a truth that every great point guard knows … the position isn’t only about speed. In fact, the cleverness a point guard uses is many times more important than how fast they’re going. Listen in as we go deeper on cleverness > speed.
Film Study: Playmaker Reads
Luca. Sabrina. Kyrie. All three are world-class playmakers. What sets them apart from nearly 99% of their competition? Their decision making. They can elevate their game by making reads quicker and more efficiently. Let’s watch as PGC Director Matt McLeod breaks down how you can become a part of that top 1% of playmakers.
Burn-Out Ball Handling Challenge
All-Star Ball Handling
Film Study: Playmaking with the Peek
Great playmakers are constantly using their vision to create opportunities for themselves and for teammates. Let’s deep dive with Tyler on how you can add this deadly skill into your own bag!