There is no definite answer without practice and adjusting some of these guidelines
-you need a fast shutter speed mostly greater than 1/500
-you may have to bump up the ISO according to outdoor lighting conditions...around ISO 400 would be a good average but even a ISO on a well lit day will also work...higher ISO will give some noise
-You must have a fairly fast lens ie f 2.8 or f4 some zoom lens f4.5 to f6.3 may be slow in telephoto and may be still twising and turning hunting the object
-when you shoot you must track and pan the camera and set it on centre focus and hold down the button and have it set in burst or continuous shoot mode and follow thru just like goose hunting
-you should set the aperture lens number as low as possible
-you could take the easy way out and set it on SPORTS MODE and get a shot like this..however this shot is just OK but could also been done on program or aperture priority mode set semi-auto-manually with the proper shutter speed, fstop ISO and some color vividness and correct exposure and more contrast would have given me a slightly better sharper pic
-You don't really need image stabilizastion if you follow the above steps and still get a OK pic..IS does help a bit in regards to camera shake but if you can track and pan smoothly with a fast llens things should turn out.
-if you have IS then swith it on by all means
Here is a just barely OK pic set one Action sports mode on a bright day by looking at it's properties ..tells me I could have done better on a program mode.