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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Why Lonzo Ball's Shooting Struggles May Have Nothing to Do With His Unorthodox Form

Ever since Lonzo Ball burst onto the scene as a freshman at UCLA, much was made about the way he shot the basketball. Though people expected his great...

By: Kyle Scadlock

How Perimeter Players Can Use a Size Advantage With the 'Barkley' Move

As a forward or a big guard (or even a post player who may find themselves on the perimeter), you're going to have situations in which your defender i...

By: Kyle Scadlock

Soccer Goalies: Stop a Penalty Kick With These 3 Tips

The penalty kick. A goalkeeper's worst nightmare. When saved, the keeper comes away looking like a hero! But odds aren't in the keeper's favor. ...

By: Tyler Tredway

Why Every Football Lineman Should Also Throw Shot Put

Fifteen offensive linemen were named to the 2017 Associated Press All-America teams. Eleven of them threw shot put in high school. This is no me...

By: Brandon Hall

How Trae Young's Brutal High School Workouts Prepared Him to Set College Basketball on Fire

Trae Young is becoming a household name with the numbers and highlights he's been putting up so far this season. The University of Oklahoma's freshman...

By: Kyle Scadlock

Why Every Soccer Player and Coach Should Utilize Small-Sided Games

The official dimensions of a regulation high school soccer field are 100 yards long and 55 yards wide. Fields can vary up to 20 yards in length and as...

By: Tyler Tredway

4 Shooting Machine Tips for Young Basketball Players

"The Gun" by Shoot-A-Way is a shooting machine that has revolutionized the way basketball players train on their own. The machines can be found in gym...

By: Kyle Scadlock

The 'Golden Rules' Nick Saban Teaches Every Alabama Defensive Back

Alabama is back in the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive year. One reason the Crimson Tide continually compete for National Champ...

By: Brandon Hall

Clint Capela's Soccer Background Evident in Silky Footwork and Rapid Development

Clint Capela might measure in at nearly 7 feet tall, yet he has the feet of a ballerina. The 23-year-old Houston Rockets center is a magnificent at...

By: Brandon Hall

New Study Reveals the Most Important Attribute for Soccer Success

A new study from the University of Queensland used analytic techniques to determine the impact a soccer player's size, skill, speed, strength, enduran...

By: Brandon Hall

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