About Us

About Us

Shooting Stars Basketball Training is about sacrificing what you are now for what you possibly could become by what we refer to as our “Break To Build” motto. Our staff assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each individual client in order personalize each session. All of our “Stars” will be pushed to their physical and mental limits within our program in order to maximize their potential. Our staff takes great pride in being able to relate to each player and building traits that will help players be successful both on and off of the basketball court.

Meet the Team

Coach Terell John, Head Coach/ Founder and Owner

Basketball History
Started playing at the age of five and haven’t stopped since.  Been all conference basketball player at the high school and college levels. Last played for D2 Purdue North Central (PNC). 
All Conference Elgin Larkin High ’09
Made All Tournament Team Elgin ’09
All Conference Elgin Community College ’11
All Conference Purdue North Central ’13-14
Coaching Style
I like to relate to my players. To better understand their needs to help them achieve their goals. I am looking for highly motivated individuals that want to better themselves. All ages are welcome. Anyone who is willing to learn I am willing to teach.

Elias Banks, Assistant Coach

Current Bio
Coach Elias is currently attending college. In his spare time he is involved in men’s leagues in the Elgin/Chicago area. Basketball is a passion of mine. I love working with kids and helping them understand the game. Making sure they can learn and grow with the game while keeping it fun!

Coaching Style
Keeping is fun and is the key to my coaching style. I make sure to verbal and have a hands on approach while coaching. 
Help shape and construct the kids I coach minds to make sure they are mentally prepared for basketball as well-being physically prepared. 

Corey Diaz, Assistant Coach


Corey played football from youth through his college career at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. With specialized training in football and a background in gymnastics and basketball Corey brings new and elements and structure to our training. Previous to his time at Shooting  Stars Training he was a coach in at “The Edge” gym in Dubuque when he was in college.

With my background in sports he feels “it would be a waste if i didn’t share it with kids and adults who are looking to become better athletes. I believe in hard work and dedication, so lets get to work.”

Coaching Style


Paige Brooks Briggs, Marketing  and Communication Coordinator 


For anything communications, advertising, PR and everything in between Paige is our gal!