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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Learn Proper Technique for Textbook Shooting Form

What separates an elite shooter from average ones? The elite shooter is confident every shot she takes is going in the basket. Having confidence i...

Jump Higher, Move Quicker and Play Better

STACK's 8-Week Workout, developed with Premier Volleyball Academy, will refine your training and your game. What to do: Build jumping power, ag...

Balance On-Court Play With Off-Court Training

STACK's 8-Week Workout, developed with St. John's Strength Coach Patrick Dixon, will keep you playing and gaining. What To Do: Fit strength...

Improve Your Goalkeeping With Drills From Hope Solo

Hope Solo has established herself as one of the premier goalies in women's soccer. But her achievements didn't come without hard work on the practice ...

Improving Ball Handling Skills

Dribbling the basketball is such an essential part of the game yet many players do not focus enough time and effort in to improving their ball handl...

Try Premier Volleyball's Advanced Setting Technique

Setting the table for your team's hardest-hitting attacker involves more than simply moving under the volleyball and haphazardly passing it in her dir...

The Secret Behind Abby Wambach's Explosive World Cup Goals

Abby Wambach's play in the 2011 FIFA World Cup has been absolutely brilliant heading into the finals against Japan. Her goals against Brazil and Franc...

Develop Drop and Drive Defensive Movements for Volleyball

You're facing a towering attacker who is killing cross-court shots at an alarming rate. The only thing standing between her heat-seeking missiles and ...

Tap Into Crucial Summer Training With Ball State Volleyball

Summer is the most important training time for female volleyball athletes, says Jason Roberson, strength and conditioning coordinator for Ball State U...

Wall Ball With Georgia Women's Soccer

Stuck without a training partner? Just find a wall and get after your foot skills on your own. You'll get a ton of touches in a short period of ti...

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