Sports Skills

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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The Childhood Drill That Built Admiral Schofield's Phenomenal Range

Admiral Schofield has range. The Washington Wizards rookie shot 41.8% from deep his final season at Tennessee, often draining shots from well beyon...

How a Plastic Bag Helped Kyrie Irving Develop His Dazzling Ball-Handling

Kyrie Irving might have the best handles in NBA history. In a recent poll of more than 127 active NBA players conducted by The Athletic, 77.1% of r...

What is 'Scanning'? The Overlooked Skill That Builds the Foundation of Brilliant Soccer Players

"Pictures! Pictures!" That was what Frank Lampard, three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, grew up hearing his father shout from the sidelines. His ...

Every Soccer Player Should Know This Drill From the U.S. Women's National Team

The United States Women's National Soccer team is inspiring to watch. The creativity and precision they display with their passes is a big reason t...

Why Athletes Should Practice 'Distracted Landings' in Their Training

If you're looking for a phenomenal way to challenge your athletes' strength, stability, coordination, landing technique and mental focus, I've got the...