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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Why High School Softball Pitchers Don't Throw Fastballs

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Shooting Drills from the University of New Mexico's Women's Basketball

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Latest Videos in Sports Skills

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.

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Trap, Push, Pass

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

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Basic Short Passing

Attila Csizar, head coach and director at Upper 90 FC, explains Basic Short Passing technique.