with the same kit lens, aside from increasing the shutter speed, I use 3D-tracking for the AF area (but this would depend on what or who you're shooting). you can try by having someone jump while you shoot until you achieve what you want.
If your pictures are blur set your camera to M for manual
Shutter to about 250-380 of a second this is the setting I use for a table tennis match, set your aperture to be as big as possible so your camera can take in more light. Do not use high ISO because your image quality will be bad and grainy. do not change your
Exposure level. These are the few main factors to capture sports aperture, shutter speed and ISO ( preferably 100-600)