Former Mt. Tabor player offers basketball training to kids

Former Mt. Tabor player offers basketball training to kids
March 15
09:33 2018

There are a lot of places around the Triad area for a kid to receive basketball training.  We now have one more as former Mt. Tabor player Gabby Oglesby has brought her Hoop Dreams program to the area.

Oglesby played for the Spartans from 2006-10.  Following graduation, she went on to play for the Quakers of Guilford College.  Once her career was over, she went into coaching AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball.

She says she was approached by a parent of one of her players to provide some one-on-one training, and after some thought she gave it a go.  She liked the coaching so much that soon afterward, Hoop Dreams was born.

She created Hoop Dreams back in 2016 in Washington D.C. She says they began to grow at an exponential rate.  They grew so quickly, she had to hire additional trainers and move to a bigger venue.

According to Oglesby, Hoop Dreams caters to boys and girls from kindergarten through the 12th grade.  She specializes in teaching technique, fundamentals, ball handling, form, footwork and more.

Oglesby said she feels many young players lack fundamentals, which prohibits their growth on the next level, whether it be high school or college.  She feels her training will not only help the elite player looking to make the team but also the player who just wants to get better playing pickup with their friends.

After her job had her relocate back to Winston-Salem, she decided to bring Hoop Dreams along with her.  She currently runs her program out of the Sprague Street Recreation Center.  She says her goal is to not charge and arm and a leg to train and is willing to negotiate pricing to fit  families’ budgets.

For more information on Hoop Dreams, visit or send an email to  You can also call (336) 918-3652 for more information as well.

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