Individual Drills: Crossovers

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In this video, you will learn some exercises to practice your crossovers to give you more options on the offense.

Take a look at some of our other exercises in the basketball series to feel comfortable with a whole range of different basketball skills.

Watch this short tutorial to discover two exercises: dribbling in zigzag and slaloming along a line. This will improve your ball control and help you feel comfortable when doing crossovers in basketball games.

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In this video, you will learn some exercises to practice your crossovers. Being comfortable with different crossovers will give you more choice on the offense.

To practice your crossovers, you can perform these two exercises: dribbling in zigzag and slaloming along a line.

First, dribbling in a zigzag.

Place 6 cones in a zigzag along a half court, 3 along the sideline and 3 along an line with the baskets.

Start from the baseline and dribble towards the first cone. Make a crossover before you reach the cone.

After the crossover, sprint towards the next cone.

Once you reach the half court, turn around and repeat the exercise in reverse.

Practice the 4 main crossovers: the basic crossover, the between-the-legs crossover, the behind-the-back crossover and the reverse crossover.

Secondly, Slaloming along a line.

Place 6 cones in a straight line, about 1 meter apart.

Dribble as fast as you can between the cones, making a crossover between each one.

Stay facing the front throughout the exercise, and dribble as low as possible to go faster.

To do these exercises well, imagine each cone is a defender. You can't just stride over them, you have to go around them! Over to you!

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