How To Do A Soccer Volley - Tips To Better Your Soccer Volleys

Uploaded by EpicSoccerTraining on 16.10.2012

How to Do a Soccer Volley
Hey guys, Matt here from Epic Soccer Training. Welcome to this video where I want to teach
you how to do a soccer volley.
OK guys. One of the big things that is harder to start perfecting when you get better and
really reach that next level is actually how to do a proper soccer volley. So I want to
teach you how to do a soccer volley right now.
So I'm going to pull Chas on here. Give him some thumbs up. He's pretty much working on
one knee but that's a whole another story of tearing the what was it? MCL, PCL or something
like that? He's not doing well.
But anyway, he's going to teach us a little bit of how to do a volley or what? Yeah, I
guess I'm teaching how to do a soccer volley. So what a volley is, just for the basics,
I'm sure most of you guys know. So don't worry about correcting all this but anyhow, there's
like two different volleys you can do. One is a full volley. One is a half volley.
When people talk about a full volley and we're going to do more of a specific video on a
half volley and one on a full volley full volley is when you're taking the ball straight
out of the air before it hits the ground, so anything like that. OK, ready.
Half volley is actually when you let the ball take a bounce. Preferably it's like one bounce
but anyway, so it's kind of you take that hop and that's a whole another technique that
you need to learn because that's a lot of timing but again full volleys as well, a lot
of timing.
So a good way to start out doing this with a partner or go against a wall and learn how
to do this, is actually to just drop the ball and what you want to do is you know, let's
start off with doing kind of a full volley, is you actually want to have your knee above
the ball. The reason is because if you hit the ball up here, see how your knee is not
above the ball? Well when I do that, this is what happens. The ball goes over Chas'
head and obviously if you're going on target, you want to keep the ball down because you
just have about eight and a half feet right there.
So again, what you're doing is take a step, drop the ball and really get your feet over
it, get your knee over it. What you're going to start doing probably is leaning forward
and driving through because again you want to keep the ball down and it's kind of hard
to just do it like that.
But again, keep working on that. Go both feet. I'm going to start rocking on that a little
bit. So have them just go back and forth and you see how it's just that low-driven ball.
Again, if it's farther out grab that ball too. If it's farther out, what you want to
do is let the ball drop. You're going to get that top spin so that's how a lot of times
when people are coming on to the ball, they're driving it over a wall. They're over a player
and it just dips down because you have that top spin.
So again what you want to do is work on just that simple kick then get over it. Work on
the form before you start doing the power. Then what you want to do is, Chas, ball in
hand, start throwing them at me at both sides. Just have a partner throw it at you and really
what that's going to do is that's what's going to help your timing.
So again, you know the timing when you drop it. You're going to get that pretty quickly
but when someone else is throwing it or the ball is crossed, what you're going to do is
you're going to want to get your ball, center of the ball, kind of towards the top and really
drive it through.
So again if you're using both feet, get your arms out to balance and see, that one is a
little high. There's a little half volley for you. So again, drive through and once
you get good, then you're going to be taken them from oh, here's a crossbar. You're going
to be taking them from farther out and then we're going to start getting into how to do
a full volley when it's crossed and your timing on that and you're going to need to come around.
So again, this is the basic technique of how to do a soccer volley. We're going to get
into more advanced stuff but this is the basics you guys can work on.
So go ahead. Leave me a comment. Let me know what you want to know about volleys. If you're
having trouble, let me know. I'm here to help you guys out. So don't forget to like, comment,
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game to the next level as well.
So thanks so much for checking out this video and I will see you guys in the next lesson.