Players learn to execute a crossover drive. Right-handed players would step with the right foot, across the defender and drive left. Left-handed players would step with the left foot, across the defender and drive right.
- Players form two lines – one on each side of the lane.
How it Works
1. The first player in each line starts in triple threat position with no ball.
2. Execute a crossover drive, then run to halfcourt.
3. When all players reach halfcourt, players turn and run the drill back to the baseline.
- A direct drive involves stepping with the shooting side foot to the strong side. A crossover drive involves stepping with the shooting side foot to the weak side.
- “Circle tight then crossover” – on a crossover drive the player brings the imaginary ball in tight against his body and instead of stepping directly forward and going straight ahead dribbling with his right hand, he steps across his body and goes forward dribbling with his left hand.
- Rip the imaginary ball through at knee level to avoid the hands of the defender