Want to learn how to volley the soccer ball? Then watch some of the best soccer players in the world strike the ball on the volley. Here's Juventus right back Dani Alves with a stunning first time volley in a Champions League semi-final match versus Monaco. And yes, I'm sure Barcelona wished they would have kept Dani Alves.
What. A. Volley. Dani Alves adds to his outstanding semifinal performances with this stunner.
Simply trying to score on a first time volley inspires a collective awe in the stands. The fans respect the player's willingness to go for it. To try to do the amazing and hit the ball before it bounces. And when a first time volley snaps the back of the net, well, no doubt there's a roar from the crowd and a celebration that's heard up the street from the soccer stadium. Below are some amazing volleys by some of the best soccer players in the world:
So again, even if a player misses when they try to score on the volley, the fact that he's tried to stike a ball on the volley, before it hits the ground or just after, is enough. The crowd appreciates the guts to go for it. But if the shot goes in then the crowd will erupt in a pandemonium.
What's the point of all this? Don't be afraid to fail or try things. Go for it. You' can't score unless you shoot and you can't score on the volley unless you try one. Watch Roma's Totti strike this first time volley into the lower corner from a very tough angle.
Take a look at a few of these amazing strikes on the volley. Robin Van Persie's goal might just top them all, but in terms of importance and quality, Zidane's goal would is the most crucial, as it was done in the Champions League final no less. Yet, then there's Arjen Robben's volley versus Manchester United which wasn't half bad either, and this too was in the Champions League, although the semifinals.
And take a look at this amazing volley by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar versus Real Madrid.