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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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Luke Walton Is Now Requiring Lakers Players to Make 100 3-Pointers After Every Practice

The Los Angeles Lakers are tossing up a whole lot of bricks right now. As a team, the Lakers are shooting 28.8% from 3-point range—by far the low...

By: Brandon Hall

The Lethal Pass-Rush Move That Fueled Adrian Clayborn's Historic Six-Sack Game

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn entered yesterday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with 22.5 career sacks. He finished the game with 28...

By: Brandon Hall

Why Josh Norman Takes a Soccer Ball With Him Everywhere (and How It's Making Him a Better Cornerback)

A soccer ball might hold the key to the Washington Redskins' playoff hopes. Josh Norman, the team's Pro Bowl cornerback, can almost never be spotte...

By: Brandon Hall

A Mysterious Injury Forced LeBron to Change His Shot, Now He's on Pace For His Best Shooting Season Ever

A mysterious swollen right elbow might fuel LeBron James to the best shooting season of his 15-year NBA career. The Cleveland Cavaliers star is cur...

By: Brandon Hall

7 Dekes Every Hockey Player Needs to Master

You need an arsenal of dekes to create scoring opportunities on the ice. A set of silky smooth hands can help you get around an opponent, create space...

By: Andy Haley

This Insane Volleyball Save May be the Best High School Sports Highlight Ever

When you combine awesome athletic talent and unbelievable effort, you can create moments of everlasting sports magic. Case in point, this superhuma...

By: Brandon Hall

Watch Khalil Mack Toss a 315-Pound Offensive Lineman With One Hand

Khalil Mack is a monster. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year played an instrumental role in the Oakland Raiders' recent 31-30 victory ov...

By: Brandon Hall

How to Teach Youth and Little League Players Proper Baseball Hitting Mechanics

Let's say you're a baseball coach, but not a "used to play minor league ball and have dedicated my life to the sport" type of coach. You're more like,...

By: Brian Sabin

Use the Veer Dribble to Get More Buckets in Transition Offense

Transition Scoring Transition Offense is a must have for all teams at every level, but players must possess a variety of scoring moves to set their...

By: Layton Westmoreland

The Strange Technique Change That Made Otto Porter One of The NBA's Best Three-Point Shooters

Otto Porter is now a $100 million man. The 24-year-old forward signed a four-year, $106 million contract with the Washington Wizards in July. One r...

By: Brandon Hall

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