If you ever really study the best ball handlers in the game of basketball, you will see that they cannot only control the ball and put it where they want it to go, they are also really good at changing up speeds and selling their moves. The more you can – freeze a defender, sell a move, and then read them, the more you will be able to do whatever you want and go wherever you want with the dribble.
This one ball basketball dribbling drill will work on the behind the back crossover move, but it is really going to emphasize all of those keys as well. When doing different basketball drills, it is important to make sure you are locking in on the details. So as you go through this ball handling basketball drill, make sure that you are locking in on pausing, selling your move, and then being explosive. All of this will translate to a move that you can use in a live-game situation.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Walking Behind the Back Crossover Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on selling the behind the back crossover move and really changing up speeds.
- Stay low in a low athletic stance the whole time.
- Don’t be a robot when dribbling the basketball and with your movements. Really look to pause, sell your move, and changeup speeds as you go through the drill.
- Keep your eyes up as you do the drill, and use your eyes to sell the move.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to start on the baseline with a basketball.
- The player will take a stationary dribble (the only one during the drill), pause, and then make an explosive behind the back crossover move leading themselves forward with the move.
- Without any stationary dribbles in between, the player will pause again and then execute the same move.
- Continue this pattern all the way to the free-throw line and then retreat dribble back to the baseline.
- Repeat the same action, but this time starting with your other hand.