Sports Skills

Each sport requires athletes to master specific skills—for example, shooting in basketball, footwork in soccer, batting in softball. Perfecting these skills requires learning the skill techniques and repeatedly performing drills to commit them to muscle memory. Learn the best skill-building techniques and drills from top coaches and athletes.

Latest in Sports Skills

How Volleyball Teams Can Dominate With the 8-Point Offense

A diversified offense is an integral part of any competitive indoor volleyball team. Expanding your team's options at the net will not only increase y...

Why 'Reactive Agility' Is Important for Athletes—And How You Can Train It

When people think of agility, they think of changing directions. Cutting, stopping, going backwards, veering, that sort of thing. To me, agility is...

How to Run an Effective Youth Baseball Practice

You got your child signed up for youth baseball! Now they have the chance to learn the sport, be part of a team, and compete with their peers. Just...

4 Things That Every Young Pitcher Should Address

When looking at the most effective way to train young pitchers, we need to project out three or four years (or more) and consider the "long-term athle...

How to Teach Youth and Little League Players Proper Baseball Hitting Mechanics

Let's say you're a baseball coach, but not a "used to play minor league ball and have dedicated my life to the sport" type of coach. You're more like,...

Latest Videos in Sports Skills

Why Henrik Stenson Believes too Many Cues Are Poisonous to a Golf Swing

Henrik Stenson is the most accurate golfer on the PGA Tour. He explains how holding too many cues in your head during the swing can be a recipe for disaster.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Basic Shooting Technique

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains basic soccer shooting technique.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Flighted Balls

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains the technique of Flighted Balls.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Aerial Touches

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains the Aerial Touches drill and the benefits it offers young soccer players.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Trap, Push, Pass

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains the Trap, Push, Pass drill and the benefits it offers young soccer players.