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 Unorthodox Training Methods Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant Use to Improve Their Shooting

As basketball players Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant have quite a bit in common. To start, they both stand 7 feet tall (although KD is listed at 6'9),...

By: Kyle Scadlock

Do Home Run Derbies Actually Screw Up Your Baseball Swing?

There has always been debate among those in baseball as to the effect that participating in the Home Run Derby will have on a player's second half...

By: Jimmy Sheppard

How to Finish at the Rim Like Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is a wizard around the basket. Call it whatever you want but the English, the spin he puts on the ball, his jelly, his layup package, his...

By: Kyle Scadlock

How to Master Russell Westbrook's Hesitation Crossover

Finding themselves matched up with Russell Westbrook in isolation would be a nightmare for even the NBA's most fierce defenders. Via GIPHY The ...

By: Kyle Scadlock

5 Reasons Online Softball Pitching Lessons are Worth Considering

With almost everyone having a high resolution camera on them at all times and the ability to send video anywhere in the world, online softball pitching...

By: Courtney Hudson

Latest Videos in Sports Skills

Andrew McCutchen Hones His Elite Hand-Eye Coordination in IMG Academy's 'Mind Gym’

Andrew McCutchen uses the "Mind Gym" at IMG Academy to hone his elite hand-eye coordination and visual perception skills.

The Strategy That Helped Andrew McCutchen Become One of Baseball’s Most Feared Hitters

Four-time Silver Slugger Award winner Andrew McCutchen describes his approach to hitting.

Patrick Mahomes Didn't Know He'd Passed for Over 700 Yards in a Single Game

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was too caught up in the heat of the moment to realize he'd broken an NCAA single-game passing record against Oklahoma.

Todd Durkin's Ultimate Football Warmup

See how Drew Brees, Darren Sproles and other All-Pro NFL stars avoid injury and get primed to perform in workouts.

Dominant Tight End Travis Kelce's Old-School Workout

You don't need a complicated workout to get an All-Pro body. Travel with Kelce back to his hometown high school and see how his workout hits on all of the basics—then try it yourself.