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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Technique-Based Youth Basketball Shooting Drills

In basketball, kids usually want to shoot and are impatient about learning proper technique. But youth basketball shooting drills need to start with...

Develop Hockey Skills With Half-Rink Drills

Whether in position or not, a good hockey athlete never wastes an opportunity to make a play during a game. Mastering the skills needed for hockey t...

6 Tips for Building Better Baseball Practice Plans

It can be challenging to devise baseball practice plans that addresses all of your team's needs, particularly since the NCAA limits the number of ho...

Hockey Coaching: 3 Tips on Providing Feedback to Your Players

As a coach, communicating with your athletes can be challenging, because you have to be at once a teacher, supporter and enforcer. A key component...

Improve Your Basketball Shot by Analyzing Your Fundamentals

Infomercial gadgets offering to help basketball players improve their shooting abound. However, quick fixes that only address specific components of a...

"Please Pass the Focus:" a Youth Hockey Drill for Enhanced Focus

The best youth hockey drills teach mental skills along with physical skills. All youth coaches face the challenge of commanding the attention of t...

Tackling Drills and Skills for a Great Defense

Arguably the toughest job in football is defensive coordinator. They spend weeks preparing for new types of offenses while continuing to improve the...

Hockey-Baseball: A Unique, Effective Hockey Conditioning Game

Let's talk hockey-baseball. Yes, you read that right. This game uses the setup for baseball to help hockey players enhance their skills. Coaches can...

The Keys to Basketball Training

In basketball training programs, most athletes generally follow a basic template. The problem is, this can lead to players training for the wrong posi...

Create a Better Baseball Practice Plan

Long before the first pitch is ever thrown, the outcome of a baseball game is decided on the practice field. As a coach, creating a practice plan c...

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