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What is Juggling?
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Juggling is the art of keeping a soccer ball up in the air with your feets, thighs, chest and head. It is a simple but powerful way of improving your soccer skills and, most importantly, it is FUN!

How do I start?

Hold the ball out in front of you, take a deep breath to relax, and then drop the ball down to the laces on your shoes. Attempt to keep the ball up for 2 or 3 times before catching it again. Try this until you feel comfortable and then start trying to beat your score. It’s that simple! (More experienced jugglers should start with the ball on the ground and use their feet to lift it up).

Two rules: no hands and no bounces on the ground! Try to remember to stay calm and relaxed when juggling and keep the ball close to you. Also, try to use both feet and different body parts. Change it up! Challenge yourself! Juggling can be done anywhere and on any surface...the driveway, your yard, at a playground or while warming up for your soccer game! The only equipment you need is your soccer ball.

Why Juggle?

Juggling can significantly improve your game in many ways. It develops your touch and confidence on the ball, not to mention concentration and consistency, all of which helps your overall game ability. It challenges you every time you pick up the ball and you will find yourself improving as a player without even realizing it!

What do you do?

You start juggling whenever you can! Keep the soccer ball up in the air using your feets, thighs, chest and head counting the number of touches. You must use a minimum of two of the juggling surfaces listed above, again, feets, thighs, chest and head. The count must return to zero if the ball hits the ground, a hand, lands in a river or gets lost on the highway.

How do I have my score verified?

To have your score verified you must juggle in front of a member of staff or a parent. Players will receive patches for each juggling level that they achieved.



Soccer juggling patches

Those Wonderful Touches

Juggle away ladies and get yourself some patches! Click on the 'Those Wonderful Touches' link above and see some pretty sick free-style juggling tricks.

                               



HINTS
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Learning to juggle is not easy!

Juggling has a very steep learning curve.

There are not many "shortcuts". It can be very frustrating and you just want to quit trying.

Take it slow and be patient with yourself and make sure you celebrate your successes.

Many times you will begin to show significant gains but then seem to lose all of those gains the following practice.

Go slow. The time and effort it takes a player to progress from 2 touches to 4 touches may well be the same as from 10 to 20 juggles later on.



Soccer Ball Juggling (by Stephen C Jefferies)

Learning Sequence

STEP 1

Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot.

Kick the ball up to catch, trying not to move. Repeat for right and left feet making sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your head.

STEP 2 Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot.

Kick the ball up no higher than your waist. Let it bounce once then kick it up again to waist height. Continue kicking with right and left feet for 10 kicks total, then catch to finish. Make sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your waist.

STEP 3

This station repeats Step 2 but now you must control the ball without moving. Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot. Kick the ball up no higher than your waist. Let it bounce once then kick it up again to waist height. Continue kicking with right and left feet for 10 kicks total, then catch to finish. Make sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your waist.

STEP 4

Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot. Juggle (kick) the ball twice on your foot then catch. Repeat for right and left feet making sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your waist.

STEP 5

Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot. Juggle (kick) the ball from this foot to your other foot then catch. Repeat, starting alternately with right and left feet making sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your waist.

STEP 6

Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot. Juggle (kick) the ball three times on this foot then catch. Repeat with right and left feet making sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your waist.

STEP 7

Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot. Juggle (kick) the ball from this foot to your other foot and back to the starting foot, then catch. Repeat, starting alternately with right and left feet making sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your waist.

STEP 8

Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot. Juggle (kick) the ball from this foot to your other foot, back to the starting foot, back to the other foot, then catch (a sequence of 4 juggles). Repeat, starting alternately with right and left feet making sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your head.

STEP 9

Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot. Juggle (kick) the ball continuously using only this foot and count how many you can make without letting the ball touch the floor. Repeat, with your other foot making sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your head.

STEP 10

Hold the ball and drop it onto the laces of one foot. Juggle (kick) the ball continuously using either feet and count how many you can make without letting the ball touch the floor and making sure that you are:

a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.
b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your head.

STEP 11

If you have successfully achieved the previous learning steps you are ready for the following challenges. Choose a skill that challenges your skill level and follow the same juggling principles:

1. Try to juggle using only your thighs. Go back to earlier learning steps to make the skill easier.
2. Try to juggle the ball using your forehead. Be sure to use a soft ball so you don't hurt your head.
3. Find a partner who has also reached step 11 and try to juggle the ball back and forth. Keep the ball in the air as much as possible.

As you try these skills make sure that you are: a. Keeping your knees slightly bent and ready to move.

b. Dropping the ball directly onto the laces of your shoe.
c. Keeping the surface of your controlling foot flat and firm.
d. Kicking the ball no higher than your head.

© 1993 by Stephen C Jefferies



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