JUGGLING OVERVIEW

EASTSIDE FC ONLINE TRAINING 

Juggling hones the players ability to master the movement of the ball, using all legal surfaces of the body. Ball control is a critical foundational skill which allows for tactical player development (decision making).   The videos will give you many great examples to work towards.

 

Juggling Guidance Beginning Level

  • Pick the appropriate drills for your current ability level

  • Master simpler ball manipulations BEFORE advancing to more difficult ones.

  • Keep track of your best performance for future reference

    • You should always seek to advance on the previous best performance

  • Consistency of repetition is key to improvement

    • If you practice every day, you will improve quicker than if you skip days

 

Juggling Guidance Intermediate - Advanced

 

  • Consistency of repetition is key to improvement

    • If you practice every day, you will improve quicker than if you skip days

  • Keep track of your record

    • There is always a number to beat!

  • Make sure to use both feet and both thighs

  • Challenge yourself with different touch progressions.

 

Juggling Progressions

  • Ball in hand, drop to foot, touch and catch

    • Use both feet, and both thighs

  • Ball in hand, touch two surface areas and then catch

    • Hands, right foot, right thigh, catch

    • Be creative

  • Ball in hand, touch, ball bounce, touch, continue until two bounces, then restart

    • Be creative in progressions

  • Free Juggle one bounce

    • Keep track of your record

  • One bounce with progression, keeping track of record

    • Right foot, bounce, right foot bounce etc

    • Right foot bounce, left foot bounce, etc

    • BE CREATIVE

  • Juggle, no bounce

    • Right foot, right foot etc

    • Right foot, left foot, etc

    • BE CREATIVE

      • The progressions are endless

      • Make the ball do what you want it to do!.

  • Juggling while walking

  • Juggling while jogging

  • Juggling while running

  • High touch juggling

    • Keep the touches over your head

      • Alternate high touch with low touch

  • High touch juggling, half volley traps

    • Juggle, high touch, half volley trap ball into space, using inside and outside of feet

    • Add movement into juggling, end with traps taking the ball into space

      • Vary distance and height of high ball to make the trap more challenging

Eastside Weekly Individual Training Schedule

Zone 1 (U9-U12) Training Template

Zone 2 (U13+) Training Template

Click HERE for the "Introduction to Video," by Randy Hanson

JUGGLING PLAYLISTS

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BEGINNER
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INTERMEDIATE
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ADVANCED

ZONE 1 FULL SESSION

ZONE 2 FULL SESSION

TRAINING COMPONENTS

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