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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Teach the Layup with the Two-Step Drill

The Importance of the Two Step Lay Up Drill As a youth when you begin to play the sport of basketball your one wish is to see the ball go into a...

4 Common Mistakes Made When Coaching Young Athletes

As strength and conditioning professionals many times we come in contact with athletes who have never stepped foot inside a weight room or training...

Baseball Catcher Technique Part 8, Youth Catcher Drills

There are many youth baseball players that want to learn how to catch and this article will allow coaches to teach some fundamental youth catcher...

The 3 Stages of Effective Skill Coaching

Keywords: Skill Coaching; Teaching One of my most popular lectures, and one I drill home before a trainer takes their first client, is that on Motor...

Fastpitch Softball: Pitch Count Tips

You do not hear much about fastpitch softball pitching limits. The motion is believed to be low impact or a natural motion therefore does not require a...

Youth Football Offensive Line Drills: The Fundamentals

When teaching a young athlete any position in any sport, it is key to reinforce the fundamentals of skill execution. When trying to teach youth football...

Create Your Mechanical Foundation With the Baseball Line Drill

Creating Your Mechanical Foundation If you watch any big league game, you can see a near infinite number of ways to throw the ball 60'6". Left hand,...

Coaches: Basic Football Skills for Young Players

                                             Being around football for as long as I can remember, I have been able to see the growth of the sport. From...

A Coach's Guide to Basketball Motion Offense

The level that you coach at will most likely determine how much basketball motion offense you use with your team. Most motion offenses are not extremely...

Basketball Team Drills That Go the Extra Mile

When you are a coach you can do the same basketball team drills you did in high school , or you can grow with the game and make your practice productive...

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