Coaches in front row: Taylor Mackenzie, Kendall Johnson,
Site Coordinator: Victoria Zuke, Cassie Reimer, Mitch Catacutan
Coaches in back row: back row: Jon Wolfe, Walter Giesbrecht,
Jon Giesbrecht, and PGC director: Trevor Nerdahl
The Point Guard College Basketball Camp held its first ever weekend Shooting College course from November 28-29 at Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg.  Winnipeg was one of two Canadian cities to host PGC this year. PGC Basketball is renowned for its intensity and enhancement of a player’s game in the classroom and during on court sessions.  PGC director and CIS national champion with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Trevor Nerdahl instructed the course. Local Manitoba coaches served as basket coaches, including PGC site coordinator, Victoria Zuke.  With 4 observing coaches and 36 athletes from grades 7 to 12, the gym was packed with learning on how great shooters think, shoot, and train. The session taught athletes how to develop a shooter’s mindset, build sound techniques, and how to take high percentage, precise shots. The Shooting College also taught the athletes how to develop an effective shooting plan.

Athletes participated in 4 classroom sessions, watching video footage of college athletes and NBA players, including Steve Nash’s shooting workout, learning how to implement game speed shots into their repertoire. They then applied these techniques and shots to gym sessions. Athletes attended from the United States and many places from Canada and were not disappointed, with gym sessions filled with learning specific shots that great scorers need in their toolbox, and a lot of energy.   NBA shooting coach Dave Love stopped by for the session on Friday as he was in town for his own camp at Oak Park.

PGC teaches players of every position how to be leaders on and off the court, how to build confidence, train effectively, and play smart basketball. Athletes and coaches looking to attend a longer PGC course can check the PGC site at in January and find a summer course session that fits their schedule.

Athletes from the Westwood Warriors varsity team pose with Westwood coaches and PGC director, Trevor Nerdahl
Athletes from the Manitoba Spartans along with their coach, Victoria Zuke, and PGC director, Trevor Nerdahl

Basketball Manitoba Note: Special thanks to Victoria Zuke for all her time and dedication she put in to attract and stage the PGC camp in Winnipeg!
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