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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 Basic Soccer Skills Every Player Should Master

I'm a big fan of mastering the basics. Owning the basics not only give athletes more confidence, but also more of an edge during game time. When...

Soccer Synergy: What Sport Should Soccer Players Play During Their Offseason?

The final whistle blows and your soccer season has officially ended. What's next? Some players will use the offseason to rest and recover before pr...

Why Youth Basketball Players Shouldn't Practice Shooting From Steph Curry Range

The world has never seen a shooter like Steph Curry. The two-time NBA MVP can confidently pull the trigger anytime he crosses half court. While mos...

The Childhood Drill That Helped Pat Mahomes Build Superhuman Arm Strength

On a handful of passing attempts each game, Patrick Mahomes seemingly shreds the laws of physics. When a quarterback drops back to throw, their bra...

Why USA Basketball Wants Youth Coaches to Stop Using Zone Defenses

Zone defenses don't develop great defenders. That's why USA Basketball recently recommended zone defenses be avoided for youth players between the ...

How Volleyball Teams Can Dominate With the 8-Point Offense

A diversified offense is an integral part of any competitive indoor volleyball team. Expanding your team's options at the net will not only increase y...

How to Shoot a Soccer Ball

Nothing beats the thrill of scoring a goal. Sending a screamer past the keeper is one of the most satisfying feelings in sports. It's also essen...

Why 'Reactive Agility' Is Important for Athletes—And How You Can Train It

When people think of agility, they think of changing directions. Cutting, stopping, going backwards, veering, that sort of thing. To me, agility is...

How to Teach Youth Soccer Players Basic Passing Skills

Passing is the pulse of soccer. Without it, the sport would be unrecognizable. This article (and accompanying videos) are intended to help coach...

Former Olympic Sprinter Reveals How Your Arm Action Is Slowing You Down

The most important thing I've learned about speed is that you run on your legs with your arms. Your legs are the muscles that get you to where you ...

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