Hi, this camera should be able capture great action shots (assuming enough available light).
1) Put the camera in S or M mode.
2) Select a shutter speed of at least 1/250 (might need to go higher depending upon the speed of the action).
3) If after setting the shutter speed the light meter is showing underexposure, then...
S mode) increase the ISO accordingly.
M mode) increase the ISO accordingly and/or increase (widen) the apperature.
Hope that helps! :)