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.

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Terry McLaurin Helped Invent the Receiving Drills That Made Him Great

When the Washington Redskins snagged Terry McLaurin in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, they believed they landed an overlooked gem. Roughly ...

How Myles Garrett's 'Tennis Ball Drill' Helped Him Become Un-Blockable

Myles Garrett is a problem. The 6-foot-4, 272-pound defensive end has been wreaking havoc on opposing offenses with his terrifying blend of speed a...

Why Your Big Vertical Jump Isn't Showing Up During Games

Being able to jump higher is an offseason goal for many athletes. Who wouldn't want to have the bounce to throw down a thunderous dunk or to score ...

10 Tips for Having Your Best Basketball Season Ever

Have you ever worked really hard on a school assignment only to turn it in and realize you ignored a crucial guideline? Maybe you didn't quite underst...

The 5 Stages of Skill Development

When the season is over and the uniforms are put on the shelf, a new season begins. The offseason is the time when the seeds of progress are plante...