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Soccer Player Skill Development

How to volley like Zizou

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” – Roy Keane

Pick any particular game on TV or online and you’re going to witness at least one form of volley: A full volley, a half volley, a side volley, or the rare but unparalleled flying volley. Most times they’ll fail. But no matter what the outcome, it’s the risk involved that usually gets the fans behind the player who’s willing to attempt such a difficult maneuver.

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The Volley: Technique Matters

Keeping the soccer ball down during a shot is difficult.  You have to have a variety of mechanics working simultaneously in order for it to work.  However, keeping a soccer ball down during a volley is even tougher.  It is tougher because there are more variables involved.

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Soccer Player Skill Development Soccer Training & Fitness

The Lost Art of the Cross

Crossing a soccer ball takes place hundreds of times throughout a game.  It is carried out as a pass and even as a shot. What do I mean, though, when I say the art of crossing is lost?

With the rise of speed, tricks and goal-minded players in modern day soccer, the cross has lost its value and potential. As opposed to having the ball do the running for the players, many players have decided they will showcase their skills and cover large spaces of the field dribbling the ball rather than passing it.