Behind the Back Crossover Dribbling (Stationary)

When learning behind the back crossover dribbling, you will execute the skills in four steps. Again, as you progress with the skill and in the advance stages, you will try to execute steps three and four simultaneously after crossing the basketballs between your legs. You will start the skill in the same position as the position as the side stationary dribbling stance with your left (off-foot) forward. Dribbling the basketball on the floor just inside and in front of your lead, right-foot. Keep your off left-hand bent at the elbow in front of you to protect the basketball.

Step 1:
From the left side stationary position, shift your right-hand to the front of the basketball, and pull it backward in a side square "V" dribbling path.

Step 2:
Shift your right-hand to the back of the basketball as you get ready to cross it behind your back in a forward, diagonal path to the other side of the body.

Step 3:
Step forward with your rear right-foot and cross the basketball to the other side of your body in a forward, diagonal path. The forward step will clear the way for the basketball to cross behind your back without any hindrance.

Step 4:
Step back with your left-foot as soon as the basketball touches your hand. Turn your body toward the basketball, and get into the opposite side, stationary stance.

Coaching Points:
In order to maintain basketball control and open-court vision, don't cross the basketball in a path parallel to your body. Shifting the basketball back slightly, and crossing it in a forward, diagonal path will allow you to pick up the basketball on the other side of your body without losing your forward vision.

AS you progress with practice, and in the advanced stage, you will execute steps two and three simultaneously. Stepping forward with your rear, strong foot will clear the way for the basketball to cross behind your back without any hindrance.

Basketball Dribbling Fundamentals (Stationary)

If you want more information on the mechanics of dribbling fundamentals, you can order the first series of Triple T Basketball Fundamental Skills - Stationary Dribbling DVD or videotape. This DVD or Videotape outlines all the mechanics of stationary dribbling, which is a prerequisite for anybody who wants to learn or improve their dribbling skills. Remember, there is more to dibbling than just pushing the basketball up and down the floor. You must understand how certain concepts such as Direction of Basketball Dribbling, Position for Dribbling the Basketball, Hand position over the basketball, The two-step, etc., fits in dribbling. With the knowledge, you will be in charge and under control of your dribbling (the basketball will become an extension of your hand).

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