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2 Types Of Soccer Volley Shots

In in any sport, there are some things that a player will do which will excite the fans and make them shout, screen, dance and sometimes cry. In basketball, it could be a spectacular dunk. In baseball a home run. In football, an awesome catch in the end zone for a touchdown.

However, in soccer, the thing that can erupt a roar from the fans is a fantastic soccer volley shot that shakes that back of the net violently.

Soccer volley shots are one of that best shots in soccer. These shots are somewhat difficult to perfect. But when you do develop a good feel for taking those shots, it will feel so good and be a delight of the fans to watch it unfold.

The two types of volley shots that want to talk about are the full volleys, half volley although they are more types of volleys.

Full Volley Soccer Shot

The full soccer volley shot, sometime call the standard volley, maybe the most difficult to master. This shot is execute when the ball is strike while in the air before it hit the ground. Depending on the approached of the ball, you could use the instep or the side of the foot.

You may think that using the instep will produces more power to the shot. That is not the case. You can get as much power on a volley shot from the instep as from the side of the foot.

In your practice of the full volley shot, always make sure that you are ready for the approaching flight of the ball and make adjustment if necessary. Nearly 90 percent of the time, you will be going into the goalie box area for cross from the side of the field.

Prepare yourself for sudden redirection of the ball that may cause by the ball hitting a defending player or even on one of your team mates. If you are prepare, then you will find it easier to adjust your body for a deflected cross of the ball.

As the ball approaches you, put your non kicking foot next to the ball right before hitting the ground. Here your shooting foot should be up off the ground ready to make contact with the ball.

Swing the kicking foot and make contact with the ball before hitting the ground. This is the a volley.

Volleys tends to rise quickly causing the ball to go over the intended goal. To avoid kicking the ball over the goal post, keep your body over the ball by leaning forward. Do not learn backward because this will cause the ball to rise over the goal. Focus on your target.

Half Volleys Soccer Shot

Like the full soccer volley, mastering the half soccer volley shots takes some serious training even though they are easier to accomplished.

As with the full volley, you should put your non-kicking foot next to the approaching ball while swinging your shooting foot. The difference at this point is that instead of letting the ball sticking that ball in the air, wait for the ball to bounce on the ground first.

At that moment when the ball hit the ground you should make contact with the ball with your kicking foot. Here again, lean forward and not backward so that the ball stay low and on target towards the goal.

Volley shots are exciting skills to have as a soccer players as they are very gratifying to both players and fans alike. However, they required constant practice and good timing of the approaching ball. Keep practicing them as they are add weapons to have in you games.

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