Youth Basketball Schools Initiative

Originally published in Cross Over: The New Model of Youth Basketball Development, Volume 1 & 2.

Beyond the Academy, High Performance Centers and the Elite Development League, how can we improve the development system for all players, regardless of level? The above changes cater to the elite players: how do we improve the system for the recreational, developmental and competitive players who have yet to transition to “elite” or perhaps never will?  […]

How do we show our values in youth sports?

Every time that I speak to a youth organization, they emphasize the constraints that they face to improve the coaching in their organization. The two primary constraints are finances and volunteer coaches. These seem to be fate de complis for youth organizations. […]

Cross Over: The New Model of Youth Basketball Development Book Reviews

On Amazon.com, I saw the following two reviews of Cross Over: The New Model of Youth Basketball Development: Ross Cronshaw: Brian McCormick’s books have completely changed the way I coach basketball. The systematic way he builds through age groups, providing detailed research to back himself up, is great. He is also not afraid to take Read more about Cross Over: The New Model of Youth Basketball Development Book Reviews[…]

Praise for Cross Over The New Model of Youth Basketball Development

I received this email this week about Cross Over: The New Model of Youth Basketball Development: Coach, I just finished reading the Third Edition of your book. I am an NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach, and a former collegiate strength coach.  I left the field to become a PE teacher in a stable job environment to raise my Read more about Praise for Cross Over The New Model of Youth Basketball Development[…]