This three-part session will have your team peppering the opponents’ goal. By TRISTRAM BISGROVE MORE
When the ball’s between knee and waist height the side-on volley is a very effective technique for getting a strike in at goal.
1 ball between 2 players.
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Players stand opposite each other about 10 yards apart. The first player throws the ball up in the air to the side, lets it bounce and volleys it to their partner, who repeats the drill.
Progress by having the players strike the ball before it bounces.
In both drills the players should practise hitting the ball with each foot.
A server stands between the penalty spot and the 18-yard box with two groups of players either side, lined up parallel to the goal-line and facing the server about 5-10 yards away.
The server tosses a ball for the first player from one line that is already moving towards the ball.
After one bounce they try to score past the keeper. After the shot that player joins the back of the other line while the server turns and tosses the next ball to the player at the front of that line, who repeats the drill.
The players should now volley the ball before it hits the ground.
Play 4v4 in an area approx 30 x 20 yards with a goal at each end. There are no designated goalkeepers but each player can use their hands to prevent goals.
Players move the ball by throwing it to each other and each player must take no more than four steps before releasing the ball.
The opposition can win the ball by intercepting thrown passes or when the team in possession drops the ball.
Goals can only be scored by players volleying a ball on the full that a teammate has thrown to them.