Being able to attack in transition at full speed and then make a quick change of direction move while maintaining your dribble and not slowing down is not something that just happens. It is something that needs worked on and developed. The player dribbling the basketball wants to be attacking at a speed that puts pressure on the defense but also under control so that they do not turn the ball over.
This ball handling basketball drill will work on making multiple changes of direction moves in the full court, and the move of choice will be the in and out crossover. Spend time developing your handles and ball control on the move with this one ball basketball dribbling drill. The more you can train at full speed, the more comfortable you will be when handling the basketball in a game.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: In and Out Cross Change Direction Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 5 chairs or cones.
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop your handles while dribbling the ball on the move.
- Be under control, but get out of your comfort zone and push yourself as you go through the basketball drill.
- Keep your dribble tight and keep your eyes up the whole time scanning the floor.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up 5 chairs on each side of the court in a staggered pattern going down the court’s outer thirds.
- One chair at each wing free throw line extended one chair on the sideline between the 3 point line and half-court, and one chair at half court.
- The player is going to start on the baseline in the corner with the ball.
- When the drill starts, the player will attack the first chair on a diagonal straight line, make an in and out crossover move, and then push out and attack the next chair.
- They will repeat the same move at each chair until they make the move at the last chair and finish with a pull-up shot or whatever finish at the basket you would like.
- If there are multiple players, split the group up and have each group of players stop in diagonal corners and go simultaneously.
- Have the next player in line go once the player in front of them reaches the half-court chair.