If you are looking for a basketball drill that will cover several different offensive scoring moves all in the same drill, this is a good one. The diamond drill is going to work on your ball handling, scoring off the dribble, finishing at the rim, moving off of the ball, and then scoring off of a pin-down screen.
Also, if you have a large number of players that you are working out, you can do this drill with 5-6 players without it being too crowded. Becoming a complete player requires you to handle the basketball and score in a variety of ways. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have your strengths, but you still need to be adequate in the other areas.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Crossovers Double Pin Down Diamond Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs, 6 chairs, and 1-5 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on ball handling, scoring off the dribble, finishing at the basket, and scoring off a pin-down screen.
- Stay low as you dribble through the chairs and be explosive.
- Mix up your speeds on the cuts and do your best to visualize the defender guarding you.
- Don’t drift on your shot; jump straight up and down.
- Decide on what type of shots the players will work on and what types of cuts they should use before the drill starts.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up four chairs in the shape of a diamond at the top of the key, the first chair at the free-throw line, and the last chair 3-4 feet above the top of the key.
- Also, set a chair on each wing about 12 feet out from the basket.
- One player will be under the basket to start as a rebounder, and then the line of players will start at half court with a ball.
- The first player will dribble down to the set of diamond chairs and do a crossover at the first chair, chair to the left or right (depending on which way they go), and then the last chair.
- After the last chair, they will finish at the basket with any type of move.
- Now they will set their imaginary defender up under the basket and come off either wing chair and use for a specific shot that the coach or player has predetermined.
- After shooting the basketball, the player will go back under the basket and then come out the other side for a shot; it can be the same type of shot or a different one.