Owner & Head Trainer, AB Hoops
Allison graduated high school from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy as a 6 year Varsity basketball starter and as their all-time leading scorer. Her successful stint at Lourdes led her directly to a full athletic scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.
Allison founded AB Hoops in 2010. Her coaching tenure began at Lourdes and continued again (after the launch of AB Hoops) in 2017 at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart where she remains the Head Coach of the girls varsity basketball team. Allison's desire to spotlight the female side of the sport in Miami led her to co-found the travel basketball organization Miami Impact. She and her three girls travel teams are currently in their third season.
AB Hoops training is highly focused toward improving the athlete’s mind, physique, and skill - three vital areas Allison continues to emphasize. The range of skill levels she trains encompasses athletes competing at the middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional arenas. The individual successes of her athletes are testaments to Allison’s fluid yet mature style and caliber of training. When she is not actively training a player, Allison commits her time to learning new ways to challenge her players or to studying additional offensive/defensive plays to incorporate into her high school and travel teams’ playbooks.
Allison Bustamante’s merits as a former player have translated into indispensable experience in the training and coaching spheres. She believes in the development of each of her players beyond the court. Her training meets high expectations and, along the way, instills in her athletes a desire to dream big, work hard, and make it happen - a slogan to which she attributes the success of her own business and training establishment.
"An excellent perimeter shooter with a quick release. Her specialty lies in firing from beyond the three point line. She also is a solid ballhandler and passer who can fill the point guard role. She can take the ball to the basket with authority and creates opportunities for her teammates."
(from University of Notre Dame website)