How to Do a Crossover Dribble

Learn how to do a crossover dribble from former top-ranking college basketball player Jason Curry in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Right now we'll talk about using a crossover dribble which is one of the most common basketball ball handling moves. All right?

When we're handling the basketball, what you want to do is you want to stay low and you want to crossover from your right hand to your left hand.

You always want to crossover low because a defender will have their hand, playing defense, around your midsection. So we don't want to crossover like this, but we always want to crossover almost like in a "V" motion.

One of things I always like to do from a stationary standpoint is just work on stationary crossing over. So it can look like this.

I'll do 10 quick crossovers. Again, I'll close my eyes. My chin is up, just like this.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

So that's something I like to do stationary, which builds up speed, finger tip control and accuracy.

One other thing that you can do is work on taking a dribble in between each crossover like this. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Notice on each crossover, my body is shifting from side to side.

Finally, what we will do is we'll show you how to go up and down the court, here we go fellas, as far as handling the ball now in a game situation. Pushing it up the court and crossing over.

So we'll start here. And now Sammy will go. He'll get behind the cone, crossover, nice and low. Very good. He's changing direction. He'll turn the cone. Full speed.

Here we go, George. Let's go. Go, go. Full speed. Crossover. Nice and low. Change direction. Notice George is accelerating. Full speed cross. Nice job. Crossover. Nice and low.

So you notice that each time that they crossed over, you don't want to just take the ball and put it from hand to hand, but you want to change direction, leaning one direction and stepping across.

That's how you use the crossover dribble.

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