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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How to Perfectly Pass a Soccer Ball

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

The Right Way 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...

7 Awesome Soccer Foot Skill Drills

The more comfortable young soccer players can get with the ball at their feet, the higher their potential will be. While kids in soccer-crazed coun...

7 Steps to a Perfect Free Throw

There are good free throw shooters, then there's Elena Delle Donne. The WNBA star's ability at the charity stripe is simply unrivaled by any other pro...

The Skills and Drills That Make Paul Goldschmidt a Perennial MVP Candidate

Whether it's at the plate, in the field or on the base paths, Paul Goldschmidt gets it done. He's a multi-time Silver Slugger award winner, a multi...

9 Ways to Improve Your Basketball Game

Everyone wants to be the best player on the court. It's only human to want to be better than your opponents and help your team win. However, you can't...

THROWBACK: At 38 Years Old, Drew Brees Believes His Best Football is Still Ahead of Him

The following article first appeared on STACK in July 2017. At the time, Brees and the Saints were coming off three consecutive 7-9 seasons, and many...

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...

Doug Baldwin Says Basketball Is the Best Workout for Becoming a Better Route Runner

At 5-foot-10, 192 pounds, Doug Baldwin rarely has a size advantage over the man across from him. Yet the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver is one of t...

Futsal: Is This Simple Game the Missing Link in American Youth Soccer?

Johan Cruyff, the Dutch forward widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players in history, once said, "I trained about 3-4 hours a week at Ajax...

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