d_hopson_smallThe Paragon is proud to offer basketball training led by Toledo's finest basketball experts and coaches.  Coach Dennis Hopson is a former NBA player and is the current Ohio State leading scorer. Coach Tandy Bradford brings strong experience with girls and women’s basketball teams at the high school and college levels and has an extensive coaching background. Both Coach Hopson and Coach Bradford enjoy training kids and sharing their basketball tips and tricks with young players.


Glass City Athletics is proud to be the only all-access facility to practice your volleyball and basketball skills. All players of all ages are welcome to attend an open gym. No reservations required -- just show up ready to play or practice! 

  • COST: $5 per player per two hour session (cash please). Open Gyms are free for Glass City Athletics Members (this does not include Fury or Volleyball Team Members).
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 1590 Albon Road Suite 12, Holland, Ohio 43528
  • BONUS: On Friday nights, the FIREPIT Grille will be offering food and drink specials to Open Gym attendees. The FIREPIT Grille is located around the corner from the Paragon at 7723 Airport Highway.


  • Friday, December 1 from 7 - 10 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 8 from 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15 from 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22 from 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Friday, December 29 from 7 - 10 p.m.


NEW! Under the direction of the basketball professional that still holds the record for the most points scored at The Ohio State University, Dennis Hopson is excited to offer this unique program that utilizes the Dr. Dish shooting machine. This program will help your player improve their shot by offering high repetitive training, and as Dr. Dish provides real-time data and analytics, they will improve faster than ever! There is nothing like it in the area!  We are offering this to a small group of 10 junior high players. 

  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 7th - 8th  --- AS OF 11/7, ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT. 
  • DATES: Sundays: 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17
  • TIME: 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 
  • COST: $95.00 per player
  • REGISTER: Space is limited to 10 players and will be based on first come-first serve. You can register online or mailing in the sign-up form. Registration closes December 1 and there will be no refunds issued. 


Hoops Group is an instructional 8 week program for players grades 4-8. Two of the BEST clinicians in the area: Dennis Hopson and Tandy Bradford have designed this program on basketball fundamentals for the boys and girls in our area. All training sessions will take place at the Paragon - home of Glass City Athletics. If you would like your son or daughter to receive the BEST instruction possible, don’t wait too long as space is limited! 

    • Middle School Session : Boys and girls in grades 4th, 5th & 6th 
    • Junior High Session: Boys and girls in grades 7 & 8th 
    • NOTE: Players will be divided by session during the training program. 
  • DATES: Sundays: 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/11
  • TIME: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 1590 Albon Road, Suite 12, Holland, Ohio 43528
  • COST: $175 per player. Each player receives a training shirt.  
  • REGISTER: Registration closes 12/8/17. Register and pay online (desktop-friendly). You can also complete the sign-up form and return via mail. There will be no refunds issued.