The Crossover Dribble

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In this video, you will learn how to do a crossover dribble, a skill used for getting past direct opponents.

Keep watching the series for more crossover videos!

Watch this tutorial to learn how to do a smooth crossover through proper positioning and movement.

Adam Simmons - "Long Rhode Home", "Piano Hop", "Tang-A-Lang"
Published by Alter K
Voiced by Xavier Gianni

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In this video you will learn how to do a basic crossover. The crossover dribble allows you to switch hands while dribbling to avoid your opponent.

To do a good crossover, keep these two steps in mind: Dribbling to switch hands, and changing pace and direction.

First, dribbling to switch hands

After an initial dribble, place your dominant hand on the outer side of the ball.

Follow up with the crossover dribble by bouncing the ball in front of you, between your feet.

Catch the ball with your other hand and keep dribbling

To keep possession, your dribble must be strong and fast, and remember to keep the ball below knee-level.

Second, Changing pace and direction.

When doing a crossover, you can also change direction to dodge your opponent.

When changing direction, accelerate suddenly so that your opponent won't have time to react.

You can also add a slight pause before the crossover to fake your opponent by slowing down slightly or straightening up a little.

Even better, you can fake going right by exaggerating the movement of the ball, and then go left.

Remember, as always when dribbling, do not look at the ball.

To practice, dribble from one end to the court to the other, performing crossovers every few dribbles. Over to you!

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