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Make sure your team is having fun while learning the right techniques and developing their skills with some of SportsEngine's favorite practice drills and activities.

'Coach, I Need to Breathe!'

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance 12/13/2017, 12:00pm CST

I’m saying that if you become more proficient with your breathing strategy, you will become a faster and more powerful swimmer. You will also get in better physical shape.

Mirror Drills to Improve Pitching and Visualization

By Isaac Hess, CoachUp 12/12/2017, 12:00pm CST

It really only takes a few times of doing these mirror drills with focus before they start to get it. From there, we work on mastering our mechanics with repetition.

Yoga for Swimmers: Five Poses for the Chest and Shoulders

By Jeff Grace, SwimSwam 12/08/2017, 12:00pm CST

When swimmers have shortened, tight pectoralis muscles, some of the issues that may occur are poorly rounded shoulders, glenohumeral joint dysfunction, numerous breathing dysfunctions and even Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Pattern Running Change of Direction Drill

By Youth Football Online 12/08/2017, 12:00pm CST

On these one-foot cuts, players need to be exploding off of the foot and pushing through their ankles to change direction.

How to Breathe While Swimming

By Gary Hall Sr., The Race Club 12/07/2017, 12:00pm CST

The question is, do we hold the air in our lungs for as long as possible after putting our face back in the water, then exhaling with a quick burst prior to capturing the next breath?

Tips for Executing a Successful Rundown

By Ken Krause, Fastpitch Lane 12/07/2017, 12:00pm CST

When you get the runner, and the play is over, don’t forget to celebrate! You just got a free out. Practice these techniques until they become automatic and you’ll win more than your fair share of rundowns.

Two-Phase Setter Warmup

By Junior Volleyball Association 12/06/2017, 12:00pm CST

Lakeside Volleyball (Canada) shares a two-phase setter warmup with emphasis on side sets, a loaded outside step, broadening the range of movement while incorporating the same spin and load step with add on of emphasis on reloading between each contact.

A Consistent Push-Off Leads to a Faster Breakout

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance 12/01/2017, 12:00pm CST

Final segment in series on flipturns focuses on breakout techniques

The goal is to minimize drag that may result from bending the elbow or relaxing the arm.

Four-Minute Layup Drill

By Online Basketball Drill 11/30/2017, 12:00pm CST

Make sure that all players are using proper chest pass fundamentals, snapping the ball and finishing with the thumbs down and fingers pointing out.

Why You Should Focus on Muscular Endurance Training for Wrestling

By Sports Fitness Advisor 11/30/2017, 12:00pm CST

Muscular endurance training helps athletes cope with fatigue and tolerate high levels of lactic acid. 

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