Sports Skills Articles

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.

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Sue Bird & Candace Parker on Pick-Up Ball With the Boys

If you're a female athlete who likes to hone her skills playing pick-up ball, you may have noticed an interesting phenomenon. In co-ed pick-up games, ...

2 Ways All Female Athletes Can Jump Higher

If you play basketball or volleyball, or you're a high jumper in track & field, you know the importance of jumping in your sport. Without excellen...

Improve Fielding With Softball Agility Drills

Good fielding requires lots of technique, such as scooping up grounders and making pinpoint throws to first. However, none of that can happen if you...

Improve Your Serve With Tips From Premier Volleyball Academy

Serving a volleyball involves more than just hitting the ball over the net. When executed correctly, it can be a valuable weapon that helps your team ...

Improve Pitching Power and Placement With Kneeling Physioball Throws

When the subject is top-tier softball pitchers, Monica Abbott's name rises above the rest. The 2008 Olympian and former University of Tennessee stand...

Five Simple Drills for Better Dribbling

Whether you're a ballhandler, perimeter shooter or lane slasher, dribbling the basketball is a skill that should be second nature. Elite female...

How and When to Hit a Slap Bunt

A softball team's ability to move runners can determine its success, and a slap bunt is a great way to get 'em moving. "We call it the short-game...

How U.S. Women's Soccer Goalie Hope Solo Trains to Block the High Ones

U. S. Women's Soccer goalie Hope Solo uses the Depth Jump With Ball to help improve her explosiveness so she can block shots aimed just below the ...

Wall Ball With Georgia Women's Soccer

Stuck without a training partner? Just find a wall and get after your foot skills on your own. You'll get a ton of touches in a short period of ti...

How the Baylor Bears Battle Second-Half Mental Fatigue

Second—no matter what kind—is usually frowned upon in the athletic community. Second-place finishers never get the glory, and second helpings ...