There are several different types of basketball crossovers that a player can do to get past a defender, or out of trouble. One of the types of crossovers is the over the top push crossover move, and that is what this basketball dribbling drill is going to work on. This type of crossover is going to be used when a defenders hands are in the dribbling lane and you need to push the ball over top of their hand to get past them. Another great time to use this type of crossover is when splitting a ball screen.
This 2 ball basketball drill practices the over the top crossover, but it also works on developing your ball control and your over all ball handling. Having to dribble both basketballs at the same time will be a challenge, but the idea is to over challenge the player during basketball training or practice time. That way when they get into a game they can handle the basketball with ease.
Drill Name: Over The Top Crossover 2 Basketball Dribbling Drill
Drill Goal: Improve ball control and ball handling
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs
Tips: Don't carry the ball over top but push it over the other ball.
Directions: Dribble both basketballs down at the same time to get your rhythm and then cross the ball in your right hand over top while you push dribble the ball in your left hand underneath. Continue this right over left motion without any dribbles in between. Go for about 30 seconds and then switch to left over right. You can also alternate each time which hand goes over top on the dribble.