The cross over was the drill we were working towards on Tuesday. I'll have to check that video out. Thanks! I think you put it perfectly on why I was having issues. I have a bad habit of leaving my left leg behind and trying to balance all my weight on my right. Going to try to do that side-step mentioned in the video for tonight's practice and see how it goes. @blahness Thank you for the explanation as well. It's definitely the intermediate step I'm missing out on!
@NextLevel We have a pretty good player that moved to the US recently, so he's been helping me out on footwork drills, since I'm incredibly weak in this area.
My volleyball shoes are almost two years old now, so they might be wearing down as well. Might look into getting something lighter. Started slipping a lot when trying to pivot and make small adjustments in moving around.
Yeah the little skip-step that is taught in the video makes all of the difference. You end up still putting your weight onto your right leg, but the small skip-step with the left foot really directs your momentum towards laterally to your right instead of planting you into the ground. The cross-over step itself is just a natural thing your legs do when that happens.
If you aren't doing it already, the step-around also benefits from a small momentum-setting step with your left foot too. Basically instead of just doing a big side step towards your BH side with two steps (R then L leg), you start it off with a small step with your left to start your momentum that way. Here's a video explaining this: