PDP's approach to training the Individual player is unique and proven. PDP focuses on the player's individual training, which sets PDP apart from all other basketball programs, who mainly look to compete in tournaments, run offenses and improve team concepts.
Further, PDP utilizes the following key success factors to develop players:
- a strategic target for skill development - where the individual player needs their skills to grow (PDP uses NBA and college level skill targets)
- time in the gym (10,000 hours rule) to allow players to develop those skills (PDP doesn't do 1-day camps, but rather provides each player 6-8 week training sessions)
- developing the players' passion and motor to be excellent
PDP's Training splits its participants up into 3 levels:
- Advanced - typically 3rd-5th grade and newer middle school players.
Skills we build: 1. Advanced Ball handling 2. Footwork 3. Layups 4. One-on-one moves 5. On ball defending 6. Passion for the game and for building their individual skills
- Elite - typically 6th-8th grade and highly-skilled, hard-working elementary aged players.
Skills we build: 1. Advanced Ball handling 2. Fundamental skills 3. One-on-one moves 4. On ball defending 5. Passion for the game and for building their individual skills
- All-American - typically High School and highly-skilled, hard-working middle school aged players. Also includes PDP's returning college players during the Summer.
Skills we build: 1. Develop a motor and mental toughness 2. One on one moves 3. On-ball defense 4. Shooting off the dribble 5. Fundamental skill moves and footwork 6. NBA Moves 7. Reading screens