In a basketball game, you need to be able to change direction quickly, and having the proper footwork will help you be more efficient, which ultimately makes you quicker. The crossover step is used when you need to turn to either side laterally and then full sprint.
When you land from grabbing a rebound and want to turn and speed dribble down the floor, you would use the crossover step; this is just one example. Train yourself to be more efficient with this speed and quickness workout.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Standing Broad Jumps to Lateral Sprint Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: none.
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Goals of the Drill
- Improve Jumping, quickness, Footwork
- Be sure to stick your landing before sprinting.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, jump off both feet forward, and land on both feet.
- Immediately cross your right foot over your body and sprint 10-15 yds.
- Reset and do the same thing but this time cross your left foot over your body.
- Repeat for 8-10 reps.
- Drill Variation:
- Hurdle Jump, x-over to sprint.
- Advance this with a depth jump, x-over to sprint.
- Further, advance these basketball workouts by landing on one foot and sprinting.