Skill Training

What is sports skill?  There are numerous definitions for sports skills, like many things. The definition I like to use is: the ability to learn, and perform a skill in a competition setting. The question I ask after defining this for people is did you perform it to your standards? Or could you have done it better? The reason I ask those questions is because by definition pretty much every one can perform a sports skill, however many fail to perform that same skill to their liking because their ability to execute the skill in a competitive environment is poor.

In order to execute learned skills in a competitive setting you should follow these steps.

learn and perform skill
Perform skill very well
Perform skill very well and with speed
Perform skill very well, with speed, while fatigued
Perform skill very well, with speed, while fatigued, under pressure
Perform skill very well, with speed, while fatigued, under pressure, consistently
Perform skill very well, with speed, while fatigued, under pressure, consistently, in competitive settings
Perform skill very well, with speed, while fatigued, under pressure, consistently, in competitive settings, with audience
Trust your development
Performance = Potential x Desire!