This is a video of professional photographer Mike Browne, using a Nikon camera to capture a kid with his skateboard.
Mike carefully explains the best settings for this type of shot and you can see how sharp his subject is in all the example photos, even though he was moving very quickly towards the camera. Camera manufacturers have different names for their focusing modes even though they work the same way, so make sure you read your camera manual carefully to choose the right settings.
If you want the best of both worlds, you should really start using back button focusing. It makes a huge difference and increases your chances of getting more images with a perfect focus.
If You’re Using The Front Auto Focus Button Of Your DSLR You’re Probably Missing 50% Of The Great Shots You Could Be Taking.