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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Keep Track of Deflections to Improve Your Basketball Defense

James Jennings Head coach of the University Academy boys basketball team, Program director of KBAF KC and assistant coach with Mokan will discuss team...

The Carolina Break for Middle and High School Teams

Middle and high school basketball coaches who prefer an up-tempo style have several options when using the Carolina Break. The offense works well be...

Teach Correct Shooting Form With These Youth Basketball Drills

Shooting is probably one of the biggest components when it comes to playing the game of basketball. As an athlete you should work on your shot as much...

Essential Volleyball Drills for High School

For volleyball players to succeed and play well together as a team, they must be prepared for any game situation. Here are some volleyball drills ...

Opinion: A Case for Body Checking in Pee Wee Hockey

The body check is a foundational component of hockey. It adds aspects of physicality, strategy and grit to the game that are impossible to duplica...

3 Great Drills for Coaching Youth Basketball

Coaching young basketball players can be a daunting task, especially when the athletes on your team have a wide variety of skill levels. Your star...

5 Drills Every Quarterback Should Know

Over the years, specialized quarterback training has developed young passers, helping them become more skilled than ever before at throwing the fo...

4 Pass Rush Progression Drills

What's the best way to win the passing game? Prevent the opposing quarterback from throwing the ball. As offenses begin to spread the field, pass...

Basketball Team Shooting Drills for Your Next Practice

During basketball practice, you may not always have the time or space to do small-group shooting drills. That means that you need to have specific b...

Volleyball Drills to Become a Better Server

Championship volleyball begins with solid serving. It's imperative to have players who can serve directly to all locations on the court to take ad...

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