Crossover Rhythm Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Crossover Rhythm Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill


For this basketball dribbling drill, you will combine 3 different moves, and the player will have to do them back to back to back all in a row. This basketball drill will help the ball handler work on multiple moves at the same time, but it will also make them think while doing the moves. Most of the time, in a basketball game, you won’t be able to predetermine your move, so being able to have multiple moves in your arsenal is a must.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Crossover Rhythm Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a tennis ball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on multiple combo moves at the same time.
  • Develop hand-eye coordination and train yourself to look up while doing different moves.


Coaching Points

  • Take as few stationary dribbles in between each move as you can.
  • Stay low and focus on making a good toss with the tennis ball each time.
  • Push yourself to go as fast as you can, and don’t be afraid to mess up.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Start with a basketball in your right hand and a tennis ball in your left hand.
  • You will do 3 different moves in a row; between the legs crossover, behind the back crossover, and reverse between the legs crossover.
  • Toss the tennis ball up in the air, do the first move, catch the tennis ball, and then go on to the next move.
  • Continue repeating the same 3 moves in a row for about 30 seconds and then switch hands.


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