Crossover Youth Basketball
Thank you for your interest in Crossover Basketball.
Online Registration for the 2023-24 Season begins August 1st, 2023.
Crossover is a volunteer basketball ministry. If you are interested in being a coach, assistant coach, team parent or support volunteer, please visit the link below for an application. The number of teams formed is directly related to how many volunteer coaches we can secure.
Apply to be a Crossover Volunteer
2022-23 Season Review
CROSSOVER Basketball completed its 34th season, serving our local community with recreational-level competition while teaching Biblical character including good sportsmanship. The season concluded on Saturday, December 17 with a season-end celebration with a free pizza dinner for the crowd of over 400 people; players, families and friends at Redwood Christian School’s gymnasium in San Lorenzo. About 250 players (coed grades 2-12) and about 50 volunteer coaches/support team members dedicated their time and effort in this two-month season (abbreviated from the usual four-months) due to practice/game facility limitations.
Weekly practices included not only basketball drills but also a challenge to memorize Bible verses. 20 players successfully memorized all their verses and were awarded prizes. James Tucker, Director of CROSSOVER Basketball, summarized the Bible devotions and encouraged the audience to apply them in their everyday lives. He was followed by free throw competitions and the annual Coaches vs. Seniors game.
CROSSOVER Basketball is a sports program of Redwood Christian Schools in partnership with Castro Valley First Baptist Church, 3Crosses Church, Redwood Chapel Community Church and First Presbyterian Church of Hayward. CROSSOVER Basketball is an official affiliate of the Golden State Junior Warriors Program.
Crossover Youth Basketball ministry started in 1987 uniting the young basketball players in our community with one another, caring coaches, and the local church. This is a recreational ministry – which is also one of the largest youth organizations partnering with the NBA’s Junior Warriors program and Redwood Christian Schools. Our program is designed to provide a fun and safe activity for the youth in our community.
The goal of Crossover is to create healthy competition and build biblical character within its participants. Each participant will receive a uniform and a player devotional booklet with weekly “Crossoverse” Bible verses to study and memorize. This co-ed ministry runs from November through December. It is an opportunity for boys and girls to learn about God, have fun, play basketball, and demonstrate teamwork skills. One hour practices are held once per week and games are only played on Saturdays.
Our name, Crossover, has a special meaning. It is an important and basic basketball move, which involves a change of direction, from one side to the other. It also reminds us that spiritually we can “cross-over” from death to life through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- What is Crossover?
- Why is the cost so low?
- How is Crossover connected to the Golden State Warriors?
- How do I register?
- When and where are the practices and games played?
- Who are the coaches and other volunteers that serve in Crossover?
- Are there any restrictions from playing in Crossover?
- Can I request a buddy for my child?
- Can I request a particular weeknight and time for my child's practice?
- How do I get more information about Crossover?