The crossover over steps drill can be used to develop the players lateral speed and quickness. Lateral speed is a key component of any basketball player's defensive skill set, and should be cultivated by the coach consistently. This video showcases both 1-Step and 2-Step Cross Overs. Really focus in and lock down the correct footwork of this quickness and speed workout before you attempt to do it. You don't want to practice something the wrong way because it will develop bad habits for the player.
Drill Name: Crossover Steps Drill (1-Step and 2-Step)
Drill Goal: Lateral Speed
Equipment Needed: None
Tips: Maintain Athletic Position while leaning into COD (Change Of Direction). The trailing leg ALWAYS steps in front. Shift your weight ahead of time to execute quick COD.
Directions: On the coach’s signal, step in front of your lead leg and continue to athletic position. Then quickly reverse the movement back to the starting position. To make this drill more difficult, add additional steps before returning to the starting point.