Dennis Hopson Institute of Excellence

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!

SEPTEMBER OPEN GYM SCHEDULE: 

 

Basketball Open Gym Dates & Times: 

  • Monday September 25 -- CANCELLED DUE TO THE EXTREME HEAT. 

Basketball Training Programs - Fall 2017

TUNE UP CLINICS FOR JR. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TRYOUTS 

The Tune Up Clinic, directed by former NBA/Ohio State player Dennis Hopson, is designed to prepare your 7th/8th grade player, girl or boy, to be in the best position possible for school tryouts. The workouts will focus on conditioning, ball-handling, shooting, defense and the mental mindset to have a successful tryout. The clinic will take place over three different days with enough time to have your child physically and mentally ready for school tryouts.

  • TRAINING DATES:
    • Jr. High Boys:  Sundays: October 15, October 22 and October 29 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at the Paragon.
    • Jr. High Girls:  Wednesdays: November 15, November 22 and November 29 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Paragon.
  • COST: $75.00 per player
  • ENROLL TODAY:  This program is open to the first 25 players , so space is limited. You can enroll by registering online at or mailing in the sign-up form.  

NOTE: Deadline to register for Boys is October 13 and for Girls is November 13.There will be no refunds issued and a 

$10 late fee charged for on-site registration. 

PROGRAMS CURRENTLY IN SESSION: 

The Fury is proud to be hosting a variety of training programs for all ages! Please note: programs are already in session. 

PERFECT YOUR SHOT

Perfect Your Shot is designed to help basketball players improve their shots. Under the direction of Dennis Hopson, the players will work on all of the shots that can make or break their game. Perfect Your Shot I will focus on stationary shooting and shooting technique and Perfect Your Shot II will focus on shooting off the pass and shooting off the dribble.

NOTE: This program is already in session. 

  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls who are entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the Fall of 2017
  • WHEN: Sundays: September 10, September 17, September 24 and October 1.
  • PERFECT YOUR SHOT I TIME: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
  • PERFECT YOUR SHOT II TIME: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

ADVANCED SKILLS

This program is designed to take your High School players' game to the next level by challenging players to be their very best.
NOTE: This program is already in session.  
  • PLAYERS:  Boys and girls in grades 9-12 as of Fall 2017
  • WHEN: Mondays: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 and 10/9 AND Thursdays: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 and 10/12 from 7:30 - 9 p.m. 

SCORING SKILLS CLINIC

This program focuses on the offensive game including shooting technique and footwork, position, transition scoring, and more.
NOTE: This program is already in session. 
  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 9-12 as of 2017
  • WHEN: Sundays: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 and 10/1 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

BITTY BASKETBALL

If you have a son or daughter that wants to begin learning basketball fundamentals or improve them, the Fury’s Bitty Basketball program is the place for them to succeed. The training is done with smaller basketballs on lower hoops to make learning more successful.  Our instructors are the best in the area.  

NOTE: This program is already in session. 

  • PLAYERS: Ages: 5,6,7

  • DATES: Wednesdays: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4 and 10/11

  • TIME:  5:30-6:30 p.m.

HOOPS GROUP - YOUTH

This program will focus on fundamental skills and be fun at the same time!
NOTE: This program is already in session. 
  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 2nd, 3rd and 4th as of September  of 2017
  • WHEN: Wednesdays: 9/6-10/4 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
HOOPS GROUP - INTERMEDIATE 
This program advances basic skills. The instruction will involve offense and defense concepts. 
NOTE: This program is already in session. 
  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 5th and 6th as of September of 2017
  • WHEN: Tuesdays: 9/5-10/3 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

HOOPS GROUP - ADVANCED

The goal of this program is to advance the already learned skills of basketball. 
NOTE: This program is already in session. 
  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 7th - 8th as of September  of 2017
  • WHEN: Tuesdays: 9/5-10/3 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.

Private Lessons