BASKETBALL TRAINING

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.

 

PERFECT YOUR SHOT

Perfect Your Shot is an advanced shooting program that will help correct, teach and improve a player’s shot based on teaching shooting from a very structured approach. The instructors are some of the best in the area! The Intermediate Grades (4th, 5th and 6th) will be led by Coach Rickey Jackson who is the current Head JV Girls Coach at Adrian High School and is a former Adrian College player; he also currently coaches the Glass City Fury High School Team. The Jr. High Grades (7th and 8th) will be led by Coach Florentino Valencia who is the current assistant boys coach at Start High School, former All MAC UT player and he also played professionally overseas. The High School Grades (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th) will be led by Coach Dennis Hopson. Coach Hopson is the current all-time leading scorer at The Ohio State University, is a former Chicago Bulls player and is also a Glass City Fury owner and Director of Skills Training.  

Online registration is closed.

  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 4th - 12th (players will be split into smaller groups by grade)
  • DATES: Sundays: September 16, September 23, September 30 and October 7
  • TIMES: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 1590 Albon Road Suite 12, Holland, OH 43528
  • COST: $80 per player 

HIGH SCHOOL ADVANCED SKILLS & CONDITIONING

High School Advanced Skills and Conditioning program is designed to take a high shool player’s game to the next level and help them prepare for their upcoming season. This is also a perfect fit for a basketball athlete that may have other activities preventing them from playing in our Fall Fury League. The Monday night sessions will be led by Coach Rodney Martin. Coach Martin is a former collegiate coach, current Varsity coach at Scott High School and a current Glass City Fury coach. 

Online registration is closed.

  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 9th - 12th 
  • DATES: Mondays: September 10, September 17, September 24, October 1, October 8 and October 15
  • TIMES: 7:30 - 9 p.m.   
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 1590 Albon Road Suite 12, Holland, OH 43528 

HOOPS GROUP - FALL 2018

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 former TAAC Player of the Year and Spring Arbor University player, Faith Johnson. Coach Johnson also coaches for our Fury leagues and does individual skill lessons. The Intermediate Hoops Group will be led by Coach Darren Kohne. Coach Kohne is a former NCAA Division I college basketball coach for over 13 years, has worked for four professional sport franchises and has directed over 85 camps. He is also a Fury League coach and individual skills trainer at The Fury. The Junior Hoops Group will be led by Coach Shane Chamberlin. Coach Chamberlin has over 20+ years coaching and officiating and brings a wide range of knowledge to his sessions. Coach Chamberlin is one of our Fury winter coaches and experienced group trainers.

Online registration is closed. 

  • PLAYERS:
    • 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: Wednesday: September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3 and October 10
  • TIMES: Biddy: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Intermediate and Juniors: 6 - 7 p.m.  
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 1590 Albon Road Suite 12, Holland, OH 43528
  • COST: $105 per player 

SMALL GROUP TRAINING: VERTIMAX TRAINING

This unique training, led by fitness trainer Jeff Small, is conducted with a group of four athletes at a time. The training offers a combination of on-platform and off-platform fundamentals required in most sports. It also uses the Vertimax Platform to offer high level conditioning for elite performance gains targeting the vertical jump, acceleration, top-end speed and sport-specific movement using band resistance and form training. This training is excellent for all athletes and also those recovering from injury. This training is limited to the first 4 players per session.  

Online registration is closed. 

  • PARTICIPANTS: Any sport athlete: boys and girls in grades 7th - 12th
  • TRAINING DATES:   Wednesdays: September 5, September 12, September 19 and September 26 
  • TIME:
    • Grades 7th - 8th: 6 - 7 p.m.  
    • Grades 9th - 12th: 7 - 8 p.m. 
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 1590 Albon Road Holland, Ohio 43528
  • COST: $110 per player. 

SMALL GROUP TRAINING: FROM THE FREE THROW LINE

This one of a kind skill specific training will break down the free throw shot for the players. This training will teach and/or reinforce the basics, but also challenge the player in a stressed environment. This program is under the direction of former University of Toledo All MAC player and former 12 year professional, Coach Florentino Valencia. Coach Valencia will help develop the players understanding of the system that is  needed to solidify a great free throw shot. This training is limited to the first 8 players.  

Online registration is closed. 

  • PARTICIPANTS: Boys and girls in grades 7th - 8th
  • TRAINING DATES:   Wednesdays: September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26 
  • TIME: 6 - 7 p.m.  
  • LOCATION: The Paragon: 1590 Albon Road Holland, Ohio 43528
  • COST: $80 per player

Private Lessons