Soccer Game Of Volleys Training Drill

Game Of Volleys

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Possession, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals (no goalies)
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one goal
  • players can only take two steps with the ball in their hands
  • players pass the ball by volleying to their teammates
  • players cannot wrestle for the ball
  • team is awarded 2 points if a goal is scored without catching the ball first


  • teams lose possession if the ball hits the ground, goes out of bounce or is intercepted
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position (open to field)
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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