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

10 Essential Point Guard Drills From Skylar Diggins

To rebound from a disappointing rookie season, Skylar Diggins hit the court hard in the off-season to work on her ball handling, shooting and layup sk...

By: Jordan Zirm

This 13-Year-Old Girl Would Strike You Out

The phrase "you throw like a girl" suddenly has a new—and positive—meaning, thanks to 13-year-old Mo'Ne Davis. On Sunday, the baseball star...

By: Annie Koeblitz

Why High School Softball Pitchers Don't Throw Fastballs

There is a trend with fastpitch softball pitching at the high school level where the majority of pitchers do not throw their fastballs in games. A...

By: Courtney Hudson

3 P's of Rebounding: Women's Basketball Drills

Being a prolific rebounder isn't always about being bigger and taller. It isn't even about who can jump higher, although these qualities definitely...

By: Layton Westmoreland

Shooting Drills from the University of New Mexico's Women's Basketball

Yvonne Sanchez, coach of the University of New Mexico women's basketball team, emphasizes proper footwork at all times. That's why she has her pla...

By: Michael Coleman

Latest Videos in Sports Skills

How to Develop a Quick Release Like Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins performs a few drills that help her get her jump shot off with a quick release.

How to Handle the Ball Like Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins shows off the dribbling drills she performs to perfect her expert ball handling.

3-Point Shooting Drills with Maya Moore

2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore shows you the 3-point shooting drills that make her more accurate and better conditioned.

Maya Moore's Warm-up Shooting Drill

Want to get dead-eye accurate? 2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore lets you see the shooting drills she performs before games and practices.

Volleyball Base to Release Defensive Drill

To emphasize communication on defense, the Premier team performs a volleyball defense drill called the "Base to Release."