This is an advanced basketball finishing drill that will incorporate scoring in a couple of different ways. With this drill, you will work on scoring off the dribble and using a down, flare, or back screen. Being able to score in multiple ways makes you a lot harder to guard as a player and really adds value to your game on the offensive end of the floor. You will also be able to really work on your conditioning and mental toughness with this basketball drill.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Crossovers Double Pin Down Diamond Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 1-4 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on scoring in different ways, conditioning, and mental toughness.
- Sell your crossover move as you dribble through the chairs, keep your eyes up, and stay low.
- Mix up your cuts and change up your speeds to be harder to guard.
- Get your body squared up when you shoot the basketball and don’t drift.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place one chair at the free-throw line, one chair 4-5 feet above the top of the key, and two chairs on either side in the middle, so it makes a diamond shape.
- You are also going to place a chair on each wing about 12 feet from the basket.
- One player will stand under the basket to rebound the basketball, the coach will have a ball, and then the first player in the line of players just below half court will have a ball.
- The player at half court will dribble to the diamond of chairs, do a one dribble crossover at each chair (minus the chair on the opposite side of the diamond), and then use any finish at the basket.
- After that, they will set up their imaginary defender under the basket and then come off either chair like they will shoot.
- They won’t get the ball on the first cut, so they will go back down and then come to either wing chair again.
- This time they will get the ball for a mid-range shot (the coach can change the type of shot).
- After they shoot, they will set up their imaginary defender one more time and use 1 or 2 different cuts again, but this time for a catch and shoot shot from the 3-point line.
- By this time, the rebounder has made their way to the top of the diamond to start the next repetition or is in the back of the line, depending on how many players.
- The shooter now becomes a rebounder.