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!

Hoops Group - Summer Session

Hoops Group is an instructional program for players grades 3-6 (as of September 2017). Our philosophy includes great instruction over a period of time. This five week program will help the players remember more with repeat practice over five weeks instead of a camp situation with longer hours over fewer days.

The program is led by two of the BEST clinicians in the area: Dennis Hopson and Tandy Bradford are teaming together to provide this amazing training program on basketball fundamentals for the boys and girls in our area. The Paragon will be the home for this program. If you would like your son or daughter to receive the BEST instruction possible, don’t wait too long as space is limited.

  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 3 - 6 (as of September 2017)
  • DATE: 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18 and 7/25
  • TIME: 3rd/4th Graders: 2 - 3 p.m.; 5th/6th Graders: 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • COST: 3rd/4th Graders: $105 per player; 5th/6th Graders: $170 per player. Each player receives a dry t training shirt.
Mail in the sign-up form  or register and pay online by June 18, 2017 to secure your spot. 

Move, Groove and Shoot - Summer Session

By popular demand, we will be offering a Move, Groove and Shoot camp this July! Under the direction of
Coach Dennis Hopson, this four week session is designed to help the basketball players increase their vertical agility, speed and their shot. To receive this kind of basketball instruction from the current Ohio State leading scorer is unmatched in the area. Don’t wait, sign up today to help your player ready themselves for their school season.

  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls who are entering grades 7th and 8th as of September 2017 
  • DATES: July 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • LOCATION: The Paragon at 1590 Albon Road Suite 12, Holland, Ohio 43528
  • TIME: 5 - 6 p.m.
  • COST : $80.00 per player. All players receive a Fury training shirt.
You can register and pay online at or complete the sign-up form below. The form can be mailed or dropped off to the Paragon.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available from many of our skilled coaches. To schedule, please contact Dana Hooper at or 419-261-0067