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 P's of Rebounding: Women's Basketball Drills

Being a prolific rebounder isn't always about being bigger and taller. It isn't even about who can jump higher, although these qualities definitely...

Shooting Drills from the University of New Mexico's Women's Basketball

Yvonne Sanchez, coach of the University of New Mexico women's basketball team, emphasizes proper footwork at all times. That's why she has her pla...

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...

Women's Basketball Summer Homework: Ball Control

Sloughing off your training is a surefire way to guarantee an early exit in your basketball career. It takes time, persistence and confidence to a...

Abby Wambach's Goal Scoring Technique

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) will kick off its inaugural season on April 13, marking the return of top-tier women's professional so...

Learn Lacrosse Wall Ball Drills

The stock of women's lacrosse is rising. However, the sport's growing popularity makes the competition even fiercer among female athletes. If you want...

One Change Female Swimmers Should Make to the Breaststroke

The major difference between women's and men's breaststroke is buoyancy. (See Olympic Breaststroke Techniques.) It may seem insignificant, but this...

Tobin Heath's Closed-Space Dribbling Drill

On a soccer field, the soundness of your technique is measured by your ability to keep the ball as close to your feet as possible. U.S. soccer star To...

Creating Power and Balance in Women's Basketball

As the old saying goes, "basketball is basketball." True, but there are some differences in teaching the game between men and women. The main differ...

5-Phase Women's Soccer Goalie Training Program

Great soccer goalies have an abundance of skills—smart positioning, fast reflexes and excellent ball handling. The demands of the position make g...