Basketball Tips: What Makes a Crossover Effective?

Tips from Singapore basketballers Delvin Goh and Lim Jia Min on what constitutes a good crossover, and how many basketballers do it wrong

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Basketballers at every level attempt the crossover, but not all of them execute it well and effectively sell the dummy to an opponent.


In this section of our basketball tutorial with Singapore national basketballers Delvin Goh and Lim Jia Min, we discuss the most important tip in order to make a crossover effective when beating your defender.


Change of Direction


Fancy footwork and incorporating a crossover into your dribbling combos may impress newbies, but to seasoned defenders who are able to read your body movement well, not shifting your body weight enough for a sudden change in direction is unlikely to throw them off balance.

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Many younger players who have yet to master this skill may change direction a little bit, but not quite enough for it to be effective.


This is the second of an eight part basketball tutorial series for the ActiveSG Cup 2022, Basketball 3x3 tournament.

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About Basketball 3x3, ActiveSG Cup 2022


The ActiveSG Cup 2022 is a basketball tournament for youths 15-19 years-old. Team registrations for the tournament can be done here, and needs to be done before 7 February 2022.

Do sign up for the Central and East Zones, organised by KIN Productions! There will be a centralised venue playing host to the qualifiers in each zone, with ActiveSG Clementi Sport Centre hosting the Central Zone and ActiveSG Pasir Ris Sport Centre hosting the East Zone.


The top two teams from each zone will qualify for the Super League, while the teams that rank third and fourth will qualify for the Prime League, with these taking place on 18 and 19 March, before a Grand Final to finish off the ActiveSG Cup action at Our Tampines Hub on 20 March.


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