Being able to handle the basketball in transition and make quick moves to get past a defender is different from just doing stationary ball handling. You have to be able to read the defender and then make the appropriate move quickly. That is exactly what this one ball basketball dribbling drill will focus on.
This basketball dribbling drill is going to work on getting a defensive rebound and then attacking in transition. It is important that as you do this drill, you challenge yourself to go through the drill at game speed. It is okay to turn the ball over during the drill because you want to get out of your comfort zone. The more you can challenge yourself with basketball drills like this one, the more the game will slow down for you when you play.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Full Court Crossover Diamond Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 4 cones/chairs.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on being able to make moves on the move in transition.
- Keep your eyes up during the drill and attack the chairs aggressively; get out of your comfort zone.
- After you make your move push the ball out to get past the imaginary defender.
- If you have multiple players doing the drill, they can both start simultaneously on opposite baskets.
- You can decide on a specific type of finish to use.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place a chair on each free throw line and then 2 chairs on the half-court line outside of each side of the circle to form a diamond shape.
- The player is going to start in the paint with the ball.
- When the drill starts, the player will toss the ball up off the backboard and then jump to rebound the basketball.
- As soon as they rebound the ball, they will pivot around and attack the first chair with a left-hand dribble.
- At the chair, they will make a crossover move and then dribble on to the next chair for another crossover.
- At the 3rd and final chair, they will make another crossover and then finish at the basket.
- Go through each side of the drill two times for a total of four repetitions.