Volley shots allow players to surprise the opposition and score without wasting a second. They can make for spectacular goals but also hilarious or embarrassing misses. So, technique and practice are crucial. The drill in this post will help your players perfect their volley and half volley shot.
This drill requires an actual football pitch and at least 11 players. 5 players per side and a goalkeeper. However, you only need half of the field. So, if your squad is over 20 players strong, you can have another group practising the same drill in the other half of the pitch.
In addition to the field’s full-size goal, you will need a minimum of 10 balls and enough cones to mark the stations as in the picture above. If you can’t get hold of goals, use cones or, preferably, agility poles to mark them.
This drill is a competitive shooting game. The objective is for each team to score as many goals as possible from a volley or half volley shot. In addition, players have to practice shooting with both feet. The instructions for this drill are:
Be creative and add your own rules. But, whatever the changes you make to the base game, make sure to maintain the spirit of the drill. And above all, have fun! This drill can be hilarious 😊.
For inspiration, have a look at these impressive volley goals.
The main objective of this drill is to practice scoring from a volley. However, this drill covers other aspects of the game. For example, your players will get better at throw-ins. In summary, this exercise will improve:
I hope you find this drill useful. If you like this post, please share it with your friends. If you know other exercises or have any questions, leave a comment below.
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