Brian McCormick, Founder: The Cross Over Movement

McCormick is the Performance Director for Train for Hoops and the creator of 180 Shooter. He is a coach, trainer and author who penned Cross Over: The New Model of Youth Basketball Development. McCormick has coached professionally in Sweden and Ireland, and coached and trained youth, high school and college teams and players in the United States. He currently advises clubs, schools and federations on their development systems and coach education programs. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM). McCormick writes the free, weekly Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters; to subscribe, email  He lives in Irvine where he trains players. For more information on training, his books or this site, contact Brian here.

jeromeJerome Green, Program Director: Hoop Masters

Jerome Green has been involved in youth basketball for the past 10 years as the Director of Hoop Masters in Los Angeles. Jerome’s background is in sociology. He is exploring a new area called the spiritual application of sport. His love for the game is expressed in the perspective articles he writes for his blog.

Jerome says, “ I am a contributing writer to the Cross Over Movement because I appreciate the pioneering efforts that Brian McCormick has taken on in this area. He is a voice of reason in and the otherwise insane world of grass roots basketball.”

Coach Singleton and former All-State PG Ebony Crawford

Coach Singleton and former All-State PG Ebony Crawford

Lindell Singleton

Lindell Singleton is widely acknowledged within the Dallas/Fort Worth community as a skilled teacher and coach of the game. He is a 2002 recipient of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Coach of the Year award and twice named conference coach of the year within the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Coach Singleton’s innovative and contemporary teaching methods propelled his teams to a 110-72 record as the varsity head coach at Shady Grove Christian School. He left in 2006 as the winningest girls coach in school history. During his tenure the Lady Saints recorded five playoff appearances in six seasons. Nine of his former players emerged from this small 2A school to play college basketball.

His articles have appeared in such publications as Basketball Times, Inside Hoops, Working Women and the in-flight magazine, American Way.

Though he regularly conducts ‘basketball IQ” classes, Coach Singleton has retired from coaching. He is producing the definitive documentary on the game’s impact on society and writing a history of basketball growth in Latin America.

Derek Vargas, Founder: Connecticut Rain

Derek Vargas has been developing, directing, and coaching boys and girls basketball programs from the youth to high school varsity level, and training basketball players from the youth to college level, for 11 years.  He is the founder and director of the Connecticut Rain basketball program, an AAU club founded in 2007 in an effort to make overall player development a priority for players in the spring and summer months; and where he also serves as the head coach for the programs top 16-U (juniors) team.  Additionally, he is currently serving as a volunteer assistant and skill development coach for the Staples H.S. (CT) varsity girls basketball program, and is also the head coach for a 5th grade boys travel team.

Coach Vargas has been a contributor to the Cross Over Movement since 2006, and has served as an adviser to author Brian McCormick on Crossover: The New Model For Youth Basketball Development v.3, and  Developing Basketball Intelligence.

Rich Stoner, Performance Coach: Elite Basketball Training LLC

Rich Stoner is a USAW certified Sports Performance Coach. He runs his own basketball skills and athlete training business called Elite Basketball Training, LLC which is supported by his informational website Rich has been a high school basketball coach for nine years and has also coached soccer and golf at the high school level.

Other authors coming soon!


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