Small sided soccer game for volleys

Young soccer (football) players need lots of volleying practice to help them perfect this soccer skill. Use the following small-sided soccer game to coach the tactics needed.

Any game where an object hits a ball in a precise way only works well if your players practise the soccer skills repeatedly.

Set up for small-sided soccer game

Set up a pitch 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum).

How to play the game

  • Set up two teams of four players for this soccer game.
  • You need six mini goals for the soccer game, with three at each end to score into.
  • No offside.
  • If the ball leaves play, the game is re-started with a volley pass.
  • The player in possession is allowed to make a one-bounce movement (using the hands basketball style).
  • To pass the ball your players must make a volley pass out of their hands to one of their team-mates.
  • To score a goal, the players must make a first-time volley shot into one of the opponent’s goals.
  • The game is played for a set time period.

Click here for a soccer drill to work on volleying skills.

Click here to get a copy of 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games written by Michael Beale, Chelsea FC academy coach.

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