The toss double crossover tennis ball basketball dribbling drill is an advanced tennis ball drill, but once you have mastered some of the easier tennis ball basketball dribbling drills, it is a great drill to move on to. If you aren’t challenging yourself in your workouts with basketball drills like this, you are holding yourself back.
When you attack your defender off of the dribble in a basketball game, you have different dribble moves, and you have counters to those dribble moves. The crossover is a basic move, and the double crossover is a counter move. If the defender slides over to cut you off on the crossover, then that is when you can cross the basketball back over, making the move a double crossover.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Toss Double Crossover Tennis Ball Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a tennis ball.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- Crossovers Walking Basketball Dribbling Drill (2 Ball)
- Cross Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill (Stationary)
- Partner Tennis Ball Toss Crossover Basketball Drill
Goals of the Drill
- Develop your handles and work on the double crossover move.
- Focus on a good toss each time and try to make the move as quickly as possible so that you have more time to catch the tennis ball.
- Try to only toss the tennis ball up in the air a short distance and challenge yourself.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Start on the baseline with a basketball in your right hand and a tennis ball in the other.
- Begin dribbling the basketball and walking forward.
- Toss the tennis ball up in the air, and while the ball is in the air, make a double crossover move the basketball.
- Catch the tennis ball before it hits the ground with the hand that tossed it.
- At half court switch, which hand has the basketball/tennis ball.
- Once you reach the opposite end line, you will come back, but this time, you are going to backpedal while doing it.
- Switch hands again at half court.