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To kick the soccer ball while it is still in the air. If kicked in front with the “laces”, it is called a “volley” or “instep volley“; if the soccer ball is to one side it is called a “side volley”; if the inside of the foot is used it is an “inside-of-foot volley” (this might be used close to soccer goal or for a short pass). A player should lock his ankle when soccer volleying so the foot is firm. On a front volley, proper soccer technique is to bring the foot to the height of the ball by raising the knee (so the portion of the leg between the knee & the ankle is vertical); the technique is different from a regular soccer kick. (See “Soccer Half-Volley“).
Kicking the ball the instant it starts to bounce up after it hits the ground. (See “Drop Kick“).
A “half-volley” by a soccer goalkeeper (he is the only one who can hold the ball to drop it). Adult goalkeepers sometimes do this instead of punting. This requires perfect timing & seems to me to have no advantages over punting, but there is a greater risk of a soccer mis-kick. I think young goalkeepers should stick to punting or rolling the soccer ball.