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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3 Key Football Blocking Drills for Offensive Players

During a typical football play, only one offensive player gets to carry the ball. This means that the other 10 players on offense better block someb...

Coach Basketball With Video Training Drills

In my experience as a coach, I've found athletes respond better when you "show" instead of "tell." Think about it. A play doesn't come alive on pa...

Coach For Fun and Results: 10 Youth Basketball Drills

When you drafted your roster line-up this season, you set a pretty high bar for yourself. How you choose to coach could either mold the next NBA s...

Develop Your QB With These 4 Drills

Terry Bradshaw, Dan Marino and Joe Montana. Their names immediately evoke memories of awe-inspiring plays and Super Bowl rings. But these NFL qua...

How to Teach the 3 Key Elements of Quarterbacking

Although it's important to train as a team in the off-season, quarterbacks require a specialized program to develop the skills they need to excel ...

2 Youth Dribbling Drills That Work

One of the fundamental things you'll teach your youth basketball team is how to comfortably dribble with both their left and right hands and their...

Elements of a Winning Basketball Playbook

Your team is down by one with less than eight second left in the game. What play do you pull out of your trusty playbook? The right play wins the ga...

How to Run and Attack the 1-3-1 Half-Court Trap

Many basketball teams find the 1-3-1 half-court trap to be an extremely effective tool for disrupting opposing offenses. When offenses get uncomfo...

Build More Efficient Volleyball Practice Plans

A volleyball team is only as good as its leader, meaning the coach needs to step up. Players will only improve if their coach has the ability to run...

Cut the Ice in Half for Additional Skill Development

Tired of Russian Circles and the countless other half-ice hockey drills your team has been completing in practice since the Squirt level? To enha...

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