HOOP BLESSINGS prepares student-athletes to achieve their true potential in academics, athletics and life. Understanding athletics play only a part of the equation in a balanced and successful life
HOOP BLESSINGS Overall, our goal is to expand basketball opportunity for student-athletes to have avenues by fostering the development and application of individual basketball skills, sportsmanship, and team while building self esteem!
MEET OWNER & TRAINER,
Sa’de Wiley-Gatewood, aka the ‘Smooth Operator’, was born and raised in San Diego, California. Coach Sa’de began playing basketball at the age of eight; honing her skills at the Jackie Robinson YMCA in Southeast San Diego. She moved to Los Angeles when she was ten years old.
Sa’de’s stepfather Jerry Gatewood—who also served as her coach and trainer—did not allow her to play against girls until she was in sixth grade. She attributes this to helping increase her basketball IQ, strength, quickness, toughness and developing the athleticism and skills that became signatures of her incredible play.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
THE ABELLA FAMILY
Coach Sade has been an amazing coach and mentor for our
daughter. She continues to push and motivate her to be a better
player and person every session. She has inspired her to work hard
on and off the court. Blessed to have our daughter training with