About Coach Horton

Coach Horton was born in Brooklyn, New York, and developed a passion for sports early. He attended Long Island University in the late 80’s. While there, he played Middle Linebacker for the Pioneers. Where his duties included calling the defensive schemes and directing teammates to positions in order to make efficient plays. As time progressed, he developed a knack for coaching with enthusiasm and grace. He’s coached football, baseball, and basketball in leagues throughout NY for over fifteen years, winning countless championships in all three sports. He’s managed and/or coached with Harlem Little League, Inwood, Columbia, Yorkville and the Boriqua League. He taught middle school for over twelve years in the Ridgewood section of Queens, and is the founder and President of the non-profit


Crossover Baseball Association where he coaches and manages two of the championship winning travel teams.

After becoming a parent he wanted to be able to bring the benefit of sports to all children regardless of their skill level. It was then that he created the Crossover Sports Academy. It’s mission is to build children’s self esteem through sports by giving them the extra attention needed in order to enhance their skills while having a good time.  In a society that places so much emphasis on athletics and sports, we need an outlet for the regular guys and girls to enhance their athletic development, in addition to having a place where they can feel good about sports.

Baseball Programs

Jr. Baseball Training Ages 5-7
Baseball Spring Training 8-13
Baseball Conditioning Ages 8-18
Travel Baseball Teams

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Basketball Programs

Basketball Training Ages 8-12
Senior Basketball Training Ages 14-18
Basketball Tournaments Ages 14-18

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Private Lessons

Available to all ages. Private lessons are for those wanting to bring their game to a new level and are available year-round by appointment.

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ALL SPORTS is an opportunity which will offer your child a variety of sports that will encourage personal growth and skill development. Participants will engage in both traditional and non-traditional sports such as baseball, kickball, capture the flag, wiffle ball, basketball relays, soccer, dodge ball and more.
The focus is always on recognizing each child’s individual talents and abilities rather than on winning. Our professional and energetic staff will engage your child in both individual and team sports in addition to organizing special group activities.
Our program will bring your child new experiences to build upon their abilities and confidence.

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