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.


The Step Up and Ball Pep Rally

The Step Up & Ball Pep Rally is free and open to 4th-12th grade student-athletes playing basketball during the 2018-19 season. The Pep Rally is a way to get student-athletes motivated and mentally prepared to make this season their best. The Pep Rally will include special contests and activities, giveaways, music, motivational messages from coaches, goal sharing from student-athletes, gift certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and light refreshments. Come out and join Glass City Athletics as we celebrate the start of the basketball season.

For more information, contact Glass City Athletics or Jason A. Dixon at 419-490-3895 or

Look forward to seeing you November 18 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.


The Fury Hoops Group program is designed to teach players’ skill development thru a system that builds fundamentals from beginner to advanced. The Hoops Group Program is designed in similarity to the USA Youth Development Program. The focus will be on ball handling, shooting, man defense principles and footwork. There will be three levels: Biddy, Intermediate, and Junior.

Biddy Ballers will be led by Coach Jalen Bouma. Coach Bouma played basketball in high school at Ann Arbor Huron and helped the team make it to the state championship. He was offered many scholarships to play basketball in college, but he chose to play baseball for Eastern Michigan University. Coach Bouma also coached AAU basketball for 03. The Intermediate Hoops and Junior Group will be led by Coach Lamar Rice. Coach Rice is a current Fury coach and brings many years of experience to the game as a player and a coach including playing internationally across five countries. Currently, Coach Lamar works as the Basketball Director and a Skill Development Coach for 03 Sports Complex where he oversees general operations of the facility, leagues, tournaments and training. 

    • Biddy: Boys and girls in grades K - 3rd 
    • Intermediate: Boys and girls in grades 4th, 5th and 6th
    • Junior: Boys and girls in grades 7th and 8th
  • DATES: Tuesdays November 20, November 27, December 4 and December 11
  • TIMES: Biddy: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Intermediate: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Juniors: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 1590 Albon Road Suite 12, Holland, OH 43528
  • COST: $60 per player 
  • REGISTER: Complete the paperwork or pay online. There will be no refunds issued. Registration closes Sunday, November 18, 6 p.m. 

Private Lessons