One of the fundamental basketball drills players should practice is hard dribbling and crossovers. This drill emphasizes both speed and control in dribbling, making it an essential basketball skill to master. To properly execute these drills, players should alternate a 1 dribble cross pattern between each hand for 45 seconds at a time, repeating the drill 2 times. Then they can move onto 2 hard dribbles followed by a cross between the legs twice for 45 seconds each time. With repetitive practice, players will become comfortable with different ways to dribble and perform crossovers when playing basketball.