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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How to Run an Effective Youth Baseball Practice

You got your child signed up for youth baseball! Now they have the chance to learn the sport, be part of a team, and compete with their peers. Just...

4 Things That Every Young Pitcher Should Address

When looking at the most effective way to train young pitchers, we need to project out three or four years (or more) and consider the "long-term athle...

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,...

Become a Better High School Basketball Coach With Tips from a L.A. Lakers Assistant Coach

In this video, Mark Madsen, Los Angeles Lakers Assistant, provides 3 tips for high school basketball coaches: Stick To The Schedule – Give your...

Basketball Inbound Plays for Beginners

A basketball inbound play occurs at the beginning of every period, except for the first, after all made baskets and following any stoppages in play s...

4 Youth Basketball Drills That Teach the Fundamentals

You can begin teaching your athletes the fundamentals of the game of basketball as early as third grade (or even younger). Showing youth athletes pr...

How to Build Arm Strength for Baseball: Throwing Drills

Throwing a baseball is the first skill players learns. But it's also where trouble starts. Surprisingly, what causes most game-time errors is not poor...

5 Little League Baseball Drills to Teach Fielding and Throwing

There are countless little league baseball drills. All the drills that we teach stay focused on fundamentals. You can see that the pictures below are of...

How to Beat the Basketball Zone Defense

The 2-3 basketball zone defense is a common one that is seen in basketball. It makes it very difficult for an offense to enter the paint, score a layup,...

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball

One of my favorite basketball zone defenses 2-1-2. There are a lot of zone defenses used in the game of basketball. I often call this "X" because of how...

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