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Soccer Volley

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“).

Soccer Laces

(aka “Instep”). Refers to the top of the foot where the shoelaces are. A front volley would be struck “with the laces”. Long shots, long passes & power kicks are also struck with the laces. (See “Lofted Drive“).

Soccer Instep

(aka “Laces”). See “Laces“.

Soccer Dribbling

(aka Carrying) A player can dribble with any part of the foot. “Control dribbling” is usually with the inside or outside of the foot. “Speed dribbling” is often with the top of the foot (i.e., the “laces”). See “Soccer When To Dribble“, “Control Soccer Dribbling“, “Speed Soccer Dribbling” & “Soccer Pass To Yourself“. See How to Teach Soccer Dribbling.

Soccer Drive

(aka Power Soccer Shot). A soccer shot hit with the “soccer laces“. The foot does not go under the ball & the knee should be over the ball when struck with the head looking down (it is very important to keep the eyes on the ball until it is kicked; just like it is important to keep the eyes on a baseball, or a football when catching it or a golf ball when hitting it; if the head goes up too soon, it moves the hips) & a long follow through. Strike the soccer ball halfway up. The shoulder on the same side of the body as the non-kicking foot should be pointing toward the soccer goal before the shot & the shoulders will “square up” to the goal as the kicking foot follows through. (This rotation creates power). Unless the shot must go over a defender, a low shot is preferred because it is more difficult for the goalkeeper to block. (See “Lofted Drive in Soccer“, and “Soccer Chip“).