6 Ways to Score More Volleyed Goals
Everyone loves a great volleyed goal, the ability to take the ball out of the air, or a half-volley off of one bounce, and lash it into the back of the net.
Scoring a goal from a volley is one of the most breathtaking skills that fans and enthusiasts sometimes get treated to during a match, and there's some very tangible skills players can practice to start pulling off this magisterial component of finishing.
Here are 6 ideas to start scoring more volleyed goals:
1. Head on The Ball
If you want to score amazing goals from brilliant volleyed strikes, you've got to start with the fundamentals, just like when you build a house, you need to start with the foundation, and it is vital you begin with the basics of keeping your head on the ball all the way through the contact of your kick.
There's nothing more embarrassing then whiffing at the ball, so stay zeroed from first contact until it leaves your foot.
2. Lock your Ankle
Developing ankle-strength and the proper technique for a clean strike is critical.
There are muscles in your ankle that need to be built and strengthened just like a bicep or any other, so you've got to train and condition the concept and practice of locking/flexing your ankle all the way through the strike.
3. Knee Over the Ball
Body shape is one of the most important aspects of scoring from a volley, and scoring in general, it's imperative that you keep your hip open, and get your knee over the ball so that you don't drive it harmlessly into orbit.
It's crucial to master this technique, otherwise you and your teammates will grow frustrated with chances gone begging. Your approach to the ball, and close attention to the position of your knee during ball-striking has to be a carefully rehearsed well-thought movement.
4. Generate Power with Your Hips
One of the best ways to generate power for your volleys is to ensure that you get your hips involved, a hard pivot/twist as you go into your kicking motion/routine is important if you want to see the net ripple.
Start learning to utilize your hips, and your whole body, to create powerful shots on frame that intimidate even the most stalwart keepers.
5. Follow Through to The Target
Just like a golf put or swing, it's important that you follow through with your leg/club to the target if you want to score goals. This principle works with all type of shooting, but is particularly important for volleys.
If you're aiming for the upper-right corner of the goal, follow through so that your foot finishes pointed in the direction you want the ball to go.
6. Dream Big
It takes great timing, technique, and foot-to-eye-coordination, not to mention guts and chutzpah to attempt a volley from 30-yards outside the box, but all great players need to have the confidence and technical ability to produce the miraculous.
And if you consider some of these 6 ideas, there's no questions that you'll start scoring more volleyed goals.
Here is a video of some great volleyed goals, start scoring your own soon!