Sports Skills Articles

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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Why LeBron Struggled to Shoot Free Throws Last Season

Catch. Dribble. Dribble. Dribble. Spin the ball in the left hand. Shoot. This seemed to be the routine LeBron James followed every time he stepped...

Improve Your Handles and Shot With 3 Drills From De'Aaron Fox's Basketball Skills Workout

De'Aaron Fox had a tremendous freshman year playing point guard for the Kentucky Wildcats, who reached the Elite 8 in this year's NCAA tournament. Des...

Why WR Doug Baldwin is Working Out With the Seahawks' Defensive Linemen

Measuring 5-foot-10, Doug Baldwin is far from the biggest receiver in the NFL. But that didn't stop him from posting 94 receptions for 1,128 yards la...

5 Pro Athletes Who Believe 'Madden' and 'NBA 2K' Made Them Better in Real Life

The stigma that once attached to video games and the people who play them is long gone. No longer are those who enjoy video games stereotyped as Dori...

UCLA QB Josh Rosen Shares the Surprising Secret Behind His Stellar Footwork

Before he was dropping dimes all over the field at UCLA and installing a hot tub in his dorm room, Josh Rosen was a tennis prodigy. The SoCal native w...

Freak Athlete Derwin James is College Football's Next Superhero

Derwin James is college football's next superhero. Though he's played in only 14 collegiate games, the 6-foot-3, 211-pound redshirt sophomore from ...

Carmelo Anthony Spent His 33rd Birthday Shooting in the Gym

On Monday, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony turned 33 years old.  RELATED: Watch Carmelo Anthony Teach His 9-Year-Old Son His Favorite Mo...

Andrew McCutchen's 9 Tips for Becoming an Elite Baseball Player

Andrew McCutchen knows what it takes. He went from playing on dusty fields in the little town of Fort Meade, Florida, to roaming the outfields of b...

Tracy McGrady Taught Shaq's Son Shareef O'Neal A New Go-To Dunk

Being able to call one of the best scorers in NBA history "uncle" definitely has its perks. That's the type of relationship Shaquille O'Neal's so...

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