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

3 Drills for a Better Freestyle Swimming Technique

No matter whether you are just starting out in the pool or an Olympic-calibre swimmer the importance of excellent freestyle swimming technique in the...

By: Olivier Poirier-Leroy

New Chicago Bull Dwyane Wade Looks as Explosive as Ever in New Workout Video

Who will Dwyane Wade be in Chicago? It's a question many NBA fans have been asking themselves. After spending his entire career in Miami, D-Wad...

By: Brandon Hall

Athletic Freak Frank Clark is Quickly Becoming The Seahawks Latest Defensive Beast

You've seen the box scores. Now, it's time to go deeper. With NFL.com's Next Gen stats, fans can see the game in a whole new way. Zebra Technologi...

By: Brandon Hall

Louisville Quarterback Lamar Jackson Once Threw a Football 100 Yards, and Here's the Video to Prove it

We've been talking a lot lately about Louisville quarterback and Heisman frontrunner Lamar Jackson, and for good reason. He's provided a season's wort...

By: Jordan Zirm

The NFL's Secret Freak Athlete: Josh McCown Absolutely Destroyed the 2002 NFL Combine

When I say the name "Josh McCown," you probably don't think "freak athlete," right? After all, he's a lanky 37-year-old journeyman with a recor...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Sports Skills

6 Reactive Footwork Drills for Defensive Backs from Broncos CB Chris Harris, Jr.

The Super Bowl champion cornerback shows some of the drills he performs during the offseason to stay sharp on the field.

Learn How To Defend The Secondary With This Linebacker One-On-One Drill

Watch as high school athletes learn from top coaches at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy. In this video, former NFL linebacker coach Jen Welter gives tips for a linebacker in one-on-one pass coverage.

Improve Your 5-Step Drop With This Elite Quarterback Drill

Watch as high school athletes learn from top coaches at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy. In this video, former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte explains the 5-step drop drill.

Improve Your Pass Blocking and Blitz Pick-Up With This Running Back Safety Read Drill

Watch as high school athletes learn from top coaches at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy. In this video, former NFL fullback Jon Ritchie and NFL coach Charlie Coiner explain a drill that helps running backs read a variety of blitzes.

J.J. Watt's Quarterback Pursuit Drill

J.J. Watt performs this drill to improve his speed when pursuing the quarterback in the pocket.