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How to run and volley the Dutch way
November 12, 2009, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Dave Clarke, Soccer Coaching, Soccer Skills | Tags: , , , ,

DavidClarke1I have a lot of volleying practice sessions, but few of them are just for one player. Running and volleying usually means there needs to be a server who throws or crosses the ball to the volleying player, and that often means a lot of wasted time with overhit crosses or balls at the wrong height.

It takes hours of training to perfect the volley and you don’t want to spend too much time on it at your coaching sessions but this is something the players can do on their own.

In this exercise it is down to the player to flick the ball up then volley it. It’s a great game to give your players for homework that they can do in the back yard or down at the park.

Set up two goals 60 yards apart. 10 yards from each goal put a couple of cones, players run at jogging pace from one set of cones to the next, flick the ball up at the cones then volley it into the goal. Turn around then repeat the drill.

If you’re not sure of the technique check out my coaching publication Soccer Coach Weekly where I explain techniques in my Skills School column.

Watch the Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar doing the exercise in the clip below:

 Soccer Skills and Drills


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I totally agree with your comments. I love any skills like this there are really motivational to most kids to see videos like this. I have added the link to my site, hope you dont mind

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