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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The Drills and Skills That Drive FC Barcelona's Youth System

FC Barcelona is a soccer machine. Since 2008, the club has won seven La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles. As Alabama is to col...

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Finisher Around The Rim

Finishing around the basket. Consistently converting on your close-range opportunities can help you fill up the stat sheet in a hurry and open thin...

3 Surefire Methods for Increasing Your Shooting Percentage

You already know how to shoot. You've mastered your basic form and have gotten comfortable with utilizing it during games. But your shooting percen...

Pete Rose's 6 Tips for Breaking out of a Slump

Ted Williams once said that hitting a baseball is the most difficult thing to do in sports. Pete Rose made it look effortless. Rose's 4,256 care...

Italian Soccer Team Shares Ingenious Drills for Training Keepers to Save Deflections

Deflections are a goalkeeper's worst nightmare. They think they have a bead on the ball, only to have it re-direct off an attacker or their own def...

Soccer Pro Kristen Hamilton Reveals Two Simple Ways Young Players Can Improve Their Games

Kristen Hamilton is elite. The 26-year-old forward was a first-team All-American at the University of Denver, and she's also the school's all-time ...

The One Pitch That Gives Mike Trout Trouble—And What He's Doing to Change That

Mike Trout became an everyday MLB player in 2012. He's since racked up seven All-Star selections, five Silver Slugger Awards, and two AL MVPs. Trou...

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...

Why Simply 'Getting Shots Up' Isn't Enough to Make You a Better Shooter

It's been my experience that most basketball players are really good shooters in their driveways or when they are alone at the neighborhood court. How...

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