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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Stanford Softball's Cardinal Rules of the Outfield

An outstanding outfielder "moves at full speed while judging the ball on the run," says Stanford head softball coach John Rittman. Cardinal rul...

Improve OF Reaction With Stanford Softball

Once you've mastered the Cardinal Rules of the Outfield, as prescribed by Stanford softball head coach John Rittman, you're ready to take the fiel...

Total Body Training for Volleyball

If you look at summer as a chance to lounge poolside sipping lemonade, texting uncontrollably and getting a Hollywood tan, you have the wrong reci...

Monica Abbott's Tips on Hurling a Rise Ball

Some pitchers use a nasty expression or a loud mouth to intimidate the competition. They are the hurlers who usually get whiplash when they get pounde...

Oregon Volleyball Service Drill

The phrase "Hit 'em where they ain't" is most commonly associated with baseball, but it very much applies to volleyball servers as well. Although ...

Power at the Plate

The game of softball is like a chess match. Pitchers and batters try to outthink each other, on the mound and at the plate. To find out how to gain an...

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