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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5 Keys to Building Better Base-Stealing Speed

Stealing bases can drastically alter a baseball game. However, base stealing is often taken for granted and an afterthought in most coach's game plans...

Simple Situational Infield Drills for Youth Baseball Players

Coaching baseball for young athletes can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but only if you know what you are doing. If you are unprepared, both t...

Basketball Players Should Learn the 1-Foot Floater to Score More Often

Any basketball player who works with me, regardless of their level or position, spends time working on their floater. The reason is simple: There will...

How Jordan Hicks Built a Body Capable of Hurling 105-mph Fastballs

Move over, Aroldis Chapman. The MLB has a new velocity king, and his name is Jordan Hicks. Hicks, a 21-year-old relief pitcher for the St. Louis Ca...

How to Run an Effective Youth Baseball Practice

You got your child signed up for youth baseball! Now they have the chance to learn the sport, be part of a team, and compete with their peers. Just...

Chad Johnson Reveals the Single-Most Important Trait to Becoming a Better Route Runner

Getting open. Aside from catching the football, it's a wide receiver's top priority. And how do you get open on a consistent basis? With your route...

4 Things That Every Young Pitcher Should Address

When looking at the most effective way to train young pitchers, we need to project out three or four years (or more) and consider the "long-term athle...

Joe Thomas Reveals a Simple Trick That Helped Him Destroy D-Linemen on Double-Teams

During his playing days, Joe Thomas referred to himself as "one of the weakest linemen in the NFL." That statement seems at odds with his status as...

What American Youth Soccer Can Learn From Youth Hockey

Youth soccer has experienced tremendous growth in America over the last three decades. There's been roughly an 89-percent increase in youth soccer ...

4 Tips for Building a Better Basketball IQ

Quick—what makes a good basketball player? While you probably began thinking of traits like accurate shooting, effective ball handling, good rebo...

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