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.

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How to Master the Basketball Jab Step

For most young basketball players, the ability to leave a defender in the dust is a performance goal. But few are fast and agile enough to blow by ...

Teach Young Baseball Players How to Get Baserunners Out

Controlling baserunners is an important part of a baseball team's defensive strategy. Done right, a team can get extra outs and can severely disrup...

7 Simple Drills for Building Better Soccer Foot Skills

The more comfortable young soccer players can get with the ball at their feet, the higher their potential will be. While kids in soccer-crazed coun...

Why Pitchers Need to Understand Hip and Shoulder Separation

Pitchers want to throw heat. One of the main factors in a pitcher's velocity is the torque that's achieved through hip and shoulder separation. Thi...

The Drills and Skills That Drive FC Barcelona's Youth System

FC Barcelona is a soccer machine. Since 2008, the club has won seven La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles. As Alabama is to col...

Latest Videos in Sports Skills

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Alternating Kick-Arounds

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains Alternating Kick-Arounds and the benefits they offer young soccer players.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Pullbacks

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains Pullbacks and the benefits they offer young soccer players.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Step Over Rolls

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains Step Over Rolls and the benefit they offer young soccer players.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Touch, Touch, Roll

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

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Sole Rolls

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains Sole Rolls and the benefits they offer young soccer players.