Led by former NFL Washington Redskin, Darnerien McCants, our Sports Performance Training is designed to take you to new levels of fitness! Darnerien trains athletes of all ages to improve strength, speed, agility, form and endurance, both on and off the field.  Training modalities include Olympic lifting, plyometrics and speed training to prepare athletes for sports including football, basketball and track. Athletes will benefit from our Functional Training Room, basketball/volleyball courts, the latest strength training equipment, and Darnerien's unique experience and inspirational coaching methods.


Queens of the Court

The only all girls, strength and conditioning basketball program in Loudoun County.

Headed by Pro Basketball player Necole Sterling and Division 1 and Loudoun County All star Alexis Campbell. They team up with former Washington Redskins wide receiver Darnerien McCants, who will lead the program in strength and condition speed and agility training.

Fundamentals first, programs start with ages eight and up, teaching basic basketball skills as they transition into elite athletes. As they grow they will learn what it takes to be an elite athlete on any level. Mental and physical toughness, building confidence with each lesson and skill developed in the program. Each group session will only consist of 10 athletes, to keep quality and focus on their development. One on one and or private lessons will be available, as well as camps, clinics tournaments through out the year.

Training with athletes who have gone to the most elite levels, now returning to teach information of their journey. Coach Sterling and Coach Campbell will be focusing on the most basic to the most dynamic basketball skills and drills. No matter what level you come in, they will be able to enhance your talent and provide game insight.

Necole Sterling graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 2011. She continued her career playing division 1 college basketball on the highest level for the University of Miami in the ACC conference, under a gold medalist Olympic coach. In her final year at the University of Miami she went to the second round of the women's NCAA tournament. After graduating from the University of Miami in 2015 she furthered her basketball career even more by playing professional basketball overseas in Ireland this past year. Currently she is coaching the freshman girls basketball team at Herndon High School as well as a girls travel team for Seneca Ridge Middle School.

Mission Statement:

Sterling Basketball Training is built to further the mental and physical skill in the women's game, and are for those committed to being a high level athlete. Composing repetition in skill areas of ball-handling, shooting, and footwork; we also provide dual training incorporating weight lifting specifically geared towards young and growing female athletes to physically maximize the skill learned on the court. Being that the game of basketball changes every day, from our personal professional experience we will provide advancement in ways that your child already naturally impacts the game while developing the other aspects of her game to make her an all-around high level player.

Alexis is a local product of Loudoun County, and Broad Run High school Graduate.

Alexis led Broad Run High school to the Dulles District Virginia high school championship, was named AA All-Region, Dulles District, and AA All-District Winner of The Coaches Award & Cheer Sports Player of the Year. Also Cheer Sports Basketball All-Tournamment Team. The Cougar Tip off Classic Player of the Game. Member of the Minority Student Achievement Committee of participation in sister program. Dulles District AA All-Academic Award Certificate of Special Recognition of academic Excellence, and was an Honor Roll all semester throughout her high school years.
During Alexis Junior year of high school, she received a full basketball scholarship to Sacred Heart University located in Fairfield, CT. Alexis spent the next 4 years of her basketball career at a D1 level. Fresh out the gate in the season 2008-09, she appeared in 23 games as Freshman, and was the Northeastern Conference Champions, giving them a ticket to play in the first round of the March Madness Tournament. During her senior year (season 2012-13) they made it to the NEC Champion for the second time, advancing to the first round of NCAA Tournament, that Year she received “Unsung Hero” award.

After graduating from Sacred Heart University with Bachelor of Science in General Studies, I landed a job as a Fashion Stylist in Downtown Manhattan, NY. After one year I realize that wasn’t my passion, my passion was still basketball, and helping the youth. I return to Virginia, and started as Volunteer varsity assistant coach at John Champ High school. The following year I returned back to Broad Run High school as Head Junior Varsity coach, and assisted varsity. My second season in I was given the opportunity to become Head Varsity Assistant. Heading into the Summer i decided to tap into the AAU world, joined the D1 Lady Spartans. I coach 3 girl teams, from 5th grade to raising 12th graders. During that summer, it sparked a stronger fire for how much a really love coaching. Heading into the school year, I was giving another opportunity, to be apart of one the strongest growing girl’s basketball program in Loudoun County. Which was to be apart of the Tuscarora Girl’s basketball, best move I have made thus far in my coaching career. Season 2016-17 I was Head JV, & Assistant Varsity coach, for Season 2017-18 (currently) Head Varsity Assistant.

What I will provide for the program, Knowledge go the game from college player stand point, encouraging all players with self-improvement. To push each individual to their highest ability, on and off the court. I will be providing my experience as a tool, and passion and love for the game as a Habit. I’m strong Believer in “ Hard Work”. When hard work is brought to the table, not much can be lost, just gained. Finding a passion within a passion, whether this is your child’s main sport or not. My goal is to make sure everyone leaves loving something about the game basketball ball. In the hopes of your child building a stronger personality of their own, and creating an experience and tools that would last them a life time.


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