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Building better players and people








Gillian +353 863310605



Autumn Schedule

Autumn Schedule - 3 Locations




Shoreline Leisure Centre Greystones(Tuesdays)

St Laurence College Loughlinstown (Wednesdays)

The National Indoor Arena Blanchardstown (Thursdays)

St Andrews College Booterstown (Saturdays)


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Hoop Skool is a Basketball Programme which was founded in 2011 by Gillian Clarges. It is one of Ireland’s first and only Individual Player Development Programmes. Its uniqueness lies in the personal touch to not only bring high quality basketball training to players but to have a long lasting impact on developing life skills for every player we work with.

We want to reach out to all players and improve the level of basketball in Ireland through access, delivery and good quality coaching. We look at not just the player but the individual and what drives them. What are your dreams, goals and desires and how can we help you to achieve them. Our programmes are different to any other programme in Ireland in that we take the journey with you.

We can work with you from your first day at a basketball programme to playing at Pro or College Basketball in the USA.

#It’s not just a game

What our customers are saying:

Gillian has visited our club and done numerous workshops with our players she brings great enthusiasm to player development and the club is the better for it.

Team Workshops

Hoop Skool has worked with some of our club players, each player received a plan of action to help them get better. It is great to send them to Coach Gillian as you always know that they always come back better.

Shooters Club

I contacted Gillian in 2012 about working individually with my child, the difference has been amazing it is easy to see she has a way with developing basketball skills but with getting the best from players. It is obvioius to other parents and the coach that my child has had acces to high quality coaching.

Personal 1 to 1 coaching

Hoops Skool is an excellent programme for developing players skills and confidence. My child attended after not making it onto a local clubs A team. After hard work on her part and attending Shooters Club , she had developed the skills and the mindset  necessary to compete against her peers. She is now one of the first to be picked for her team.

Shooters Club

My child has been attending Hoop Skool for the past 3 years, he absolutely loves it, you can see he is improving and possesses the skills to play at club level. He always has a smile on his face when he leaves and the workouts are really amazing.

Kids Academy


 “Creating better players and people”

                          -Gillian Clarges