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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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...

The Simple Cue That Keeps Corey Kluber's Mechanics Picture Perfect

Corey Kluber is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. At his recent ProCamp in Mentor, Ohio, the two-time Cy Young Award winner offered a ...

Corey Kluber Reveals The Trick He Uses to Neutralize Speedy Base Runners

Corey Kluber doesn't give an inch. The two-time Cy Young award winner utilizes a devastating arsenal of pitches to baffle opposing hitters, and he ...

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