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 Beat the Basketball Zone Defense

The 2-3 basketball zone defense is a common one that is seen in basketball. It makes it very difficult for an offense to enter the paint, score a layup,...

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball

One of my favorite basketball zone defenses 2-1-2. There are a lot of zone defenses used in the game of basketball. I often call this "X" because of how...

The Best Shooting Basketball Drills for Kids

Youth programs are the feeder systems for high schools, and what they teach can hurt or help the present and future of high school basketball programs...

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense

The 2-1-2 zone defense is a popular one in basketball, particularly for youth basketball. In this defense, the player are essentially set up in an "x"...

5 Outfield Drills for Youth Baseball

One of the most common questions we get from little league baseball coaches is, "what are some outfield drills for youth baseball players that we can...

How to Shoot a Basketball for a More Accurate Shot

What's More Important the Make or the Mechanics? All across the country in gyms everywhere there are basketball players shooting basketball trying to...

4 Soccer Agility Drills to Improve Quickness and Dribbling

Since hosting the 1994 World Cup, the United States has seen a meteoric rise in the popularity of soccer. Over the last 21 years, the number of high...

Improve Basketball Offense with Yale's Rim Running Drill

Rim running is a key component of an efficient transition offense. With a post player sprinting down the middle of the floor, it unlocks a multitude of...

Pre-Game Baseball Drills to Warm Up Your Team

All youth baseball coaches are interested in what they can do to best prepare their team for the every game. Baseball is a mental game, therefore the...

Basketball Speed Drills for Offense

Basketball speed drills for offense are difficult to put together. One of the most challenging aspects of coaching basketball is teaching the concept of...

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