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 Linebacker Footwork Drills for Speed and Quickness

To quote the film "Remember the Titans": football is about being "lean, mean, agile, hostile, and mobile!" No position better personifies this statement...

By: Nick Parasiliti

Avoid Fumbles With This Ball Security Drill

No matter how fast or talented you are, one of the key attributes scouts, coaches and your teammates depend on is ball security. As you continue and/or...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Blocked a Shot With His Elbow

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps showing his amazing prowess on the hardwood. When he isn't gathering his dribble from half-court...

By: Rob Scott

Watch Patrick Mahomes Throw a Football 62 Mph

Certain quarterback traits can be wildly overrated simply because they're pleasing to the eye, but it's hard not to enjoy former Texas Tech quarterbac...

By: Jordan Zirm

LeBron James Changed His Free Throw Shooting Technique Heading Into The Playoffs Based on Kyle Korver's Advice

The Cleveland Cavaliers shot 74.8 percent from the free-throw line this season, 23rd in the league. Superstar LeBron James struggled to make his fre...

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.