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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Develop Explosive Basketball Court Skills

Take complete advantage of your off-season with an effective basketball training program. By combining skill development workouts with resistance tr...

Practice Pressure With This Hockey Defenseman Drill

Split-squad drills are a great way to provide your hockey players more repetitions and personal attention during practice. This method is particul...

Develop Your Team's Fast Break Skills With the Four-Pass Drill

Improve your team's passing and fast break skills with this competitive transition drill from Pratt High School (Kan.) Head Coach David Swank. Four...

3 Keys To Coaching Man-To-Man Defense

No matter what level of play, all basketball teams share a common goal: have the higher score when the final buzzer sounds. A strong offense is your...

How to Successfully Run a 1-3-1 Basketball Defense

When performed correctly, a 1-3-1-basketball defense is extremely effective against common offenses your competition will be running. It's has been ...

Developing an Offensive Philosophy for Basketball

Coaching basketball doesn't require expertise in sets plays, quick hitters and half court offense. Coaches on all levels need the ability to evaluat...

Basketball Shooting Drills for Kids: Training the Next Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant began playing basketball at the age of three.  As a child, her was notorious for studying NBA game film sent to him by his grandfather....

Run a Better Indoor Baseball Practice

Most baseball programs view practicing indoors as an inconvenience, but it can actually be extremely beneficial if you use the right format. Maximi...

Video Analysis for Dummies

Some coaches think the use of video analysis is beyond their resources. Until relatively recently, the technology had been confined to high perfor...

High School Basketball Coaches: Be Flexible When Implementing a System

As a coach, one of your major responsibilities is provide your team with as many advantages as you can. You design your practices and drills to wo...

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