In this video, you will learn how to do a reverse crossover when facing a defender in a basketball game.
For more crossover hints and tips, take a look at the other crossover videos in our Basketball program!
This crossover will help you change direction, turning away from your opponent to get past them.
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To do a good reverse crossover, work on these three steps: placing your feet, getting past your opponent and timing the crossover with the hands
To do a good reverse crossover, work on these three steps: placing your feet, spinning past your opponent and timing the crossover with the hands
First, placing your feet.
Approach the defender at a dribble.
If you're dribbling with your right hand, place your left foot between your opponent's feet.
Your body should be perpendicular to your opponent, with your left shoulder forward.
You need to put as much force as possible into your last dribble before turning so that you keep control of the ball.
Secondly, getting past your opponent.
Pivot on your left foot, turning your back on your opponent
Place your right foot, spinning out of your opponent's reach.
Thirdly, the crossover.
While turning, drive the ball with your right hand to dribble close to your right foot.
Take the ball in your left hand after the dribble, once you've got past your opponent. This way, you are still protecting the ball by keeping the dribble away from your opponent.
Remember to keep as low as you can so that you spin faster.
Accelerate and change direction as soon as you've passed your opponent.
If you're dribbling with your left hand, the movement is exactly the same but you'll need to turn the other way, using the opposite feet.
Practice running the length of the court doing reverse crossovers with both your dominant and your weaker hand. Over to you!