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

Ohio State Band Member Nails 55-Yard Field Goal to Earn Football Tryout

After an Ohio State marching band practice inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center in December, trumpet player Austin Brizee bet his friends that he could ...

By: Rob Scott

Watch NFL Prospect O.J. Howard Snag 60-Mph Passes from a JUGS Machine at Close Range

There's a reason O.J. Howard is the consensus No. 1 tight end in this year's NFL Draft class. The 6-foot-6, 251-pound Alabama product has the r...

By: Brandon Hall

Todd Gurley Played Basketball at a 24-Hour Fitness and Absolutely Demolished Some Poor Sap's Ankles

We're used to seeing Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley embarrass defenders on the football field. As it turns out, he can do the same thin...

By: Brandon Hall

Francisco Lindor's Secret Fielding Weapon is Called a 'Pancake Glove'

In just two seasons with the Cleveland Indians, shortstop Francisco Lindor has become one of the best young players in Major League Baseball. For his ...

By: Rob Scott

Watch Steph Curry Celebrate Klay Thompson's 30-footer Before He Even Releases the Ball

The Golden State Warriors are sitting atop the NBA Western Conference with a record of 47-9, best in the league. They are dominating their opponents, ...

By: Rob Scott

Latest Videos in Sports Skills

Patrick Mahomes Didn't Know He'd Passed for Over 700 Yards in a Single Game

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was too caught up in the heat of the moment to realize he'd broken an NCAA single-game passing record against Oklahoma.

Todd Durkin's Ultimate Football Warmup

See how Drew Brees, Darren Sproles and other All-Pro NFL stars avoid injury and get primed to perform in workouts.

Dominant Tight End Travis Kelce's Old-School Workout

You don't need a complicated workout to get an All-Pro body. Travel with Kelce back to his hometown high school and see how his workout hits on all of the basics—then try it yourself.

The Route-Running Technique That's Taken A.J. Green's Game To The Next Level

All-Pro receiver A.J. Green explains how changing speeds during a route helps him get separation.

A.J. Green's Secret To a Succesful Double-Move

All-Pro receiver A.J. Green shares his secret for fooling defenders on a double-move.