Practicing the pullback & crossover move

Drill Setup

  • Players a line on each wing
  • First player in each line has a ball
  • Put a trash can down on the block to act as dummy defender

How it Works

  1. First player in line drives to the baseline until they’re cutoff
  2. Player retreat dribbles away from Dummy D
  3. Player crosses over and attacks middle
  4. Finishes with a pull up jumpshot or layup

Coaching Tips

  • You can allow players to choose their own crossover move, or cycle them through them all on your command
  • As players get more comfortable with the crossover, allow them to play with tempo and change speeds to keep the defense off balance
  • Advanced ballhandlers can work on a fake pullback, hesitating at the cutoff before accelerating past the defense