Hitting the ball before it has bounced is far riskier than a taking a touch first but if you get your players to perfect the technique they have more chance of taking defenders and goalkeepers by surprise. In the youth game hitting the ball on the volley is the perfect way to hit the back of the net. MORE
Watch World Cup moments: Joe Cole 2006
WORLD CUP 20 June 2006: Joe Cole scores an incredible goal, on the volley from 35 yards, to put England into the lead in their Group B game against Sweden. The moment the ‘Golden Generation’ shone.
Here are 5 ways to master the volley so you can get your players to score screamers