Most sports camera's can shoot 10 or more frames per second to help capture the action. However these burst don't always help with certain photos. Certain plays happen so quickly you can't hammer down the shutter and hope you get the photo. These types of plays require practice to get the timing down right and even then it still takes a lot of patience to get the photo. Practice putting your camera in single shot mode and figure out when you need to react to get the photo you want.