Primary ball handlers need to be able to handle the basketball with either hand comfortably and not have to think about it while they do. They also need to be able to quickly move the basketball from hand to hand as well. With this stationary basketball dribbling drill, the player is going to work on doing exactly that. They will challenge themselves to complete the move as quickly as they can, transferring the basketball from hand to hand as fast as they can.
The goal of basketball drills like this is to get the player out of their comfort zone and challenge them more than a live game situation would. It may sound weird, but losing control of the basketball is actually encouraged. The player wants to be going so fast and so hard that they turn the ball over during the drill. This is the only way that the player is going to really improve their handles and hand quickness.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Double Crossover Between the Legs Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: One basketball.
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop quick hands and work on overall ball-handling skills.
- Stay down during the drill, and don’t raise up out of your athletic stance during the move.
- Don’t be afraid to make a mistake and lose control of the ball. Instead, push yourself to go as hard as you can during the entire basketball dribbling drill.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to start with the basketball in their right hand.
- When the drill starts, they will make a double crossover move right into a between the legs move.
- Without any hesitation or stoppage, the player will immediately repeat the move, starting it with the left hand.
- This will continue back and forth for the desired amount of time (usually 20-30 seconds).