This inspirational sports documentary takes us inside Charlotte Secondary, a North Carolina charter school with meager funding and a significant number of students who face issues like poverty and abuse. In an effort to bring an athletic program to the school, the school’s dedicated athletic director, Teddy Walker, applies and secures a grant for lacrosse gear. He then sets out to find a coach who could turn a team of boys who barely heard of the game into lacrosse players who have what it takes to play competitively. Enter Bobby Selkin. The ophthalmologist-turned-coach is ready to take on the challenge and turn this upstart team into citywide champions.
However, as Bobby grows close to his student-athletes and they, in turn, grow more dependent on Bobby as a mentor and a father figure, CROSSROADS becomes more than just an inspirational sports doc. Exploring the coach’s attempts to impact his students’ futures by showing genuine care and concern for their lives, the athletes are empowered to invest more time into their studies and their applications for college.
You don’t have to love sports to fall in love with this poignant exploration of the unbreakable bond that exists between a coach and his athletes.