Sports Skills

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.

Latest in Sports Skills

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...

Why USA Basketball Wants Youth Coaches to Stop Using Zone Defenses

Zone defenses don't develop great defenders. That's why USA Basketball recently recommended zone defenses be avoided for youth players between the ...

How Volleyball Teams Can Dominate With the 8-Point Offense

A diversified offense is an integral part of any competitive indoor volleyball team. Expanding your team's options at the net will not only increase y...

How to Teach Youth Soccer Players Basic Shooting Skills

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...

Why 'Reactive Agility' Is Important for Athletes—And How You Can Train It

When people think of agility, they think of changing directions. Cutting, stopping, going backwards, veering, that sort of thing. To me, agility is...

Latest Videos in Sports Skills

Why There’s No Such Thing as an Elite Youth Athlete

Don Showalter, Director of Coach Development for USA Basketball, explains why the rush to dub certain youth athletes as "elite" is misguided.

Why Henrik Stenson Believes too Many Cues Are Poisonous to a Golf Swing

Henrik Stenson is the most accurate golfer on the PGA Tour. He explains how holding too many cues in your head during the swing can be a recipe for disaster.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Basic Shooting Technique

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains basic soccer shooting technique.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Flighted Balls

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains the technique of Flighted Balls.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Aerial Touches

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains the Aerial Touches drill and the benefits it offers young soccer players.