Learn How to Do a Crossover In-and-Out Dribble

Posted on Jan 26, 2023 by Dribbleup Academy

In this article, we'll explain how to perform a Crossover In-and-Out Dribble, why it's effective, and how the Dribbleup Smart Basketball combined with practice drills in the Dribbleup mobile app can assist in learning this move.

preview of Practice with the Dribbleup Smart Basketball to help your kids learn the Crossover In-and-Out Dribble at home.Practice with the Dribbleup Smart Basketball to help your kids learn the Crossover In-and-Out Dribble at home.

The Crossover In-and-Out Dribble is a popular basketball move that helps kids beat their defender and create scoring opportunities in games.

It's a combination of the crossover and a one-handed in-and-out dribble. To master this intermediate-level move, kids must have confidence on the ball with both their dominant and non-dominant hands.

Here's a quick guide on how to perform a Crossover In-and-Out Dribble:

  1. Start by dribbling the ball with your dominant hand.

  2. Next, crossover dribble to your non-dominant hand.

  3. Then begin a crossover dribble back to your dominant hand, but instead of doing a full crossover, dribble the ball halfway with your hand coming over the top to the inside of the ball.

  4. Keep your dribble under control of your non-dominant hand, quickly changing the direction of the dribble and pushing the ball back out to your non-dominant side.

  5. Once the ball is back outside in your non-dominant hand, do a full crossover back to your dominant hand.

  6. Practice this move repeatedly, using both hands. The more you practice, the more comfortable and confident you will become with the move.

NOTE: In an actual game situation, you might only do 1 or 2 repetitions of this, so you can fake out the defender and make a move toward the basket.

What makes the Crossover In-and-Out Dribble effective?

The Crossover In-and-Out Dribble is effective because it allows players to quickly change direction and blow past their defender. This move is often used at the top of the key to begin a move toward the basket. It's great for creating scoring opportunities or finding an open teammate on the 3-point line. It can also be used to break free from tight defensive pressure while breaking a press or escaping a trap.

How the Dribbleup Smart Basketball can help

Learning the Crossover In-and-Out Dribble can be challenging, but the Dribbleup Smart Basketball helps make it easy. Trainers in the Dribbleup app will walk your child through the move during live and on-demand video practice sessions so they can perform the move smoothly and effectively.

Designed to help players develop muscle memory and hand-eye coordination, the Smart Basketball is a great training tool that unlocks practice drills that are adjusted to different levels of difficulty, allowing players to progress at their own pace.

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