Make the most of continuous AF to capture unexpected movements of the athlete
When it comes to sports photos involving unpredictable movements of athletes, such as soccer or figure skating, sharp focus is more important than composition. Use the center AF point, having the highest sensitivity, and continuous AF mode. Just concentrate on bringing the subject into focus. As you need to move the camera while predicting the movement of the subject, you have to familiarize yourself with the sport you want to photograph.