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Juggling Program

Juggling is an important part of any players training at the younger age, spending time with the ball builds confidence, a great first touch, rhythm, balance, control, focus, foot-eye co-ordination, and makes you feel at one with the ball.

Most people will tell you the most important aspect of the game is a great first touch, juggling will give you thousands of touches on the ball to get your co-ordination and soft touch on the ball, allowing you then to take the next step in the game, whether it be a pass, dribble shot or cross. 

Individual Juggling Records
Click here to enter your personal best Juggling score, if your name is missing from the sheet add your name and juggling record. 

We want to create a competitive and fun environment for the players for the team juggling record. Please show your son/daughter this page so they can go in and change their record once they have improved their score.

ALL-TIME JUGGLING RECORDS

Age GroupNameJugglesYear
U8 Boys
U9 Boys 
 
U10 Boys   
U11 Boys   
U12 Boys   
U13 Boys   

U14 Boys

   
U15 Boys   
U16 Boys
U17 Boys
U18 Boys
U8 Girls
U9 Girls
  
U10 Girls   
U11 Girls   
U12 Girls   
U13 Girls   
U14 Girls   
U15 Girls
U16 Girls
U17 Girls
U18 Girls

JUGGLING & TRICKS 
The following tables are the juggling guidelines to develop coordination and comfort on the ball. Every exercise is done with a ball, with out pressure so that the player develops confidence. Eventually, increase the speed of the move. Later, these moves can be incorporated in another more complex setting. 

 

U6 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

Kick Right High

Kick the ball with your right foot as high as you can.

2

Kick Left High

Kick the ball with your left foot as high as you can.

3

Punt Right Distance

Punt the ball with your right foot as far as you can to a partner up the field.

4

Punt Left Distance

Punt the ball with your left foot as far as you can to a partner up the field.

5

Punt Right Off Bounce

Kick the ball with your right foot off the bounce as high as you can.

6

Punt Left Off Bounce

Kick the ball with your left foot off the bounce as high as you can.

7

Kick Catch

Kick the ball with your foot 3-4 feet in the air and catch. Alternate your right and left foot.

8

Thigh Catch

Play the ball with your thigh 1-2 feet in the air and catch. Alternate your right and left foot.

9

Scoop Ball for Height

See how high you can scoop the ball up in the air.

10

Scoop Ball for Distance

Scoop the ball to a partner.

 

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U7 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

5 Kick Catches, Right

Kick the ball with your right foot 3-4 feet in the air and catch. Do this five times in a row.

2

5 Thigh Catches, Left

Kick the ball with your right foot 3-4 feet in the air and catch. Do this five times in a row.

3

Head Catch

Head the ball straight up and catch.

4

Feet Twice

Juggle the ball with your feet twice in a row and catch.

5

Thigh Twice

Juggle the ball with your thigh twice in a row and catch.

6

Head Twice

Juggle the ball with your head twice in a row and catch.

7

Thigh Foot Catch

Juggle with your thigh then to your foot and catch.

8

Head Thigh Catch

Throw the ball up in the air and juggle from your head to your thigh to your foot, catch.

9

3 Juggles

Juggle the ball three times in a row.

10

Inside of Foot

Kick the ball with the inside of your foot and catch.

 

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U8 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet 3 Times

Juggle the ball with your feet 3 times in a row.

2

Thighs 3 Times

Juggle the ball with your thighs 3 times in a row.

3

Head 3 Times

Juggle the ball with your head 3 times in a row.

4

Punt High, Catch

Punt the ball in the air with your right foot and catch it. Do the same only with your left foot.

5

2 Thighs – 2 Feet

Juggle the ball twice with the thigh then twice with your feet.

6

Foot, Thigh, Foot

Juggle the ball from your foot to your thigh and back down to your foot.

7

Bounce Kick 5 Times

On a bouncing surface juggle the ball and let it bounce in between each juggle. Do this 5 times in a row.

8

10 Feet Catches

Juggle with your foot and catch. Do this 10 times in a row.

9

10 Head Catches

Juggle with your head and catch. Do this 10 times in a row.

10

10 Thigh Catches

Juggle with your thigh and catch. Do this 10 times in a row.

 

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U9 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet 5 Times

Juggle the ball with your feet 5 times in a row.

2

Thighs 4 Times

Juggle the ball with your thighs 4 times in a row.

3

Head 3 Times

Juggle the ball with your head 3 times in a row.

4

Head – Thigh – Foot

Juggle the ball with your head down to your thigh then down to your foot.

5

Sombrero

Kick the ball over your head and behind you then kick it again with your foot then catch.

6

Inside Foot 2 Times

Juggle the ball with the inside of your foot twice in a row.

7

Bounce Kick 10 Times

On a bouncing surface juggle the ball and let it bounce in between each juggle. Do this 10 times in a row.

8

High Kick, Thigh, Foot

Kick the ball over your head at least then juggle it with your thigh and back down to your foot.

9

Head – Shoulder

Juggle the ball from your head to your shoulder.

10

Head, Shoulder, Catch

Juggle the ball with your head then your shoulder then catch.

 

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U10 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet 25 Times

Juggle the ball with your feet 25 times in a row.

2

Thighs 10 Times

Juggle the ball with your thighs 10 times in a row.

3

Head 10 Times

Juggle the ball with your head 10 times in a row.

4

. Around-the-World

Right foot, right thigh, left thigh, left foot. Continue around twice or 8 touches.

5

2 Left and 2 Right

Juggle the ball twice in a row with your left foot then twice in a row with your right foot.

6

Head, Shoulder, Head

Juggle the ball with you head, then shoulder, then head and catch.

7

Ball Up with Feet

Pick the ball up with your feet and juggle 5 times.

8

High Punt – Foot – Foot

Juggle the ball above your head 5 times in a row.

9

Thighs 2 Left, 2 Right

Juggle the ball with your left thigh 2 times in a row then your right thigh 2 times in a row.

10

Donkey Kick-Up

Pinch the ball between your feet and hop to pick the ball up and juggle 5 times.

 

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U11 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet 50 Times

Juggle the ball with your feet 50 times in a row.

2

Thighs 25 Times

Juggle the ball with your thighs 25 times in a row.

3

Head 25 Times

Juggle the ball with your head 25 times in a row.

4

2 Left and 2 Right with Feet x6

Juggle the ball with your left foot 2 times in a row then your right foot 2 times in a row. Continue until you reach 6 times without dropping ball or 24 touches.

5

2 Head, Shoulder

Juggle the ball twice with your head then your shoulder and back up to your head twice and catch.

6

. Around-the-World x5

Right foot, right thigh, left thigh, left foot. Continue around 5 times or 20 touches.

7

Pick Up the Ball w/ Feet

Place sole of foot on ball, roll ball back and quickly move foot underneath ball to pop it up, juggle.

8

Pick-Up Ball-Pinch

Place ball between feet and quickly pinch feet together to pick ball up and juggle.

9

Pick-Up Ball-Scoop

Place foot behind ball and scoop ball up and juggle.

10

2 Left and 2 Right Thighs x6

Juggle the ball with your left thigh 2 times in a row then your right thigh 2 times in a row. Continue until you reach 6 times without dropping ball or 24 touches.

11

Inside of Foot Left and Right 6 Times

Juggle ball with inside of foot alternating left and right foot for 6 times in a row.

12

High & Low Head 2 Times

Juggle ball with head high and then low continue for 2 times in a row or 4 touches.

13

Pick-Up Sole, Opposite Foot

Place sole of foot on ball, roll ball back onto opposite foot and pick ball up by hopping and juggle.

 

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U12 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet 100 Times

Juggle the ball with your feet 100 times in a row.

2

Thighs 50 Times

Juggle the ball with your thighs 50 times in a row.

3

Head 50 Times

Juggle the ball with your head 50 times in a row.

4

2 Left and 2 Right with Feet x10

Juggle the ball with your feet twice the right and twice with the left continue until you reach 10 times in a row without dropping ball or 40 touches.

5

Head , Shoulder, Head x5

Head the ball then shoulder then head. Continue until you reach 5 in a row.

6

. Around the World

Right foot, right thigh, left thigh, left foot continue until you reach 10 times in a row without dropping ball or 40 touches.

7

Outside Foot Pick Up

Roll the ball back, and then scoop it up with the outside of your foot.

8

Pick-Up Ball-Toe It

Pinch ball between ankles, roll ball up by lifting right foot, toe the ball down toward the ground, turn and juggle off the bounce.

9

Pick-Up Ball-Heel It

Place right foot beside ball, with heel of left foot hit ball against right foot, ball will pop up, juggle.

10

Roll ‘N Spin

Pinch ball in between ankles, roll ball up left leg by lifting right foot, pivot quickly on left to juggle ball.

11

Outside of Foot

Juggle outside of foot 5 consecutive times. Complete with the other foot as well.

12

5 Foot – Heads

Head foot, head foot, etc. Continue until you reach 10.

 

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U13 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet 250 Times

Juggle the ball with your feet 250 times in a row.

2

Thighs 150 Times

Juggle the ball with your thighs 150 times in a row.

3

Head 100 Times

Juggle the ball with your head 100 times in a row.

4

Sombreros

Juggle the ball over and behind head, juggle twice then repeat until you execute the skill 4 times in a row. Use both feet.

5

Head – Shoulder – Head 6x

Juggle the ball with your head, shoulder, head for 6 times in a row.

6

Outside-Inside-Outside-Inside

Juggle the ball with the outside of right foot then inside of right foot then outside of left foot then inside of left foot.

7

10 No-Look Thighs

Juggle the ball with thighs for 10 times without looking at the ball, look straight ahead.

8

Around-the-World

Right foot, right thigh, head, left thigh, left foot. Repeat going the opposite way.

9

Heel

Juggle with heel for 3 times in a row, repeat with other foot.

10

5 Small Juggles L & R

5 small juggles with the right foot. Repeat with the left foot.

11

Hold Ball on Foot for 10 Sec.

Pick up ball with foot and balance without ball resting on shin for 10 sec. Repeat with opposite foot.

12

Sitting

Juggle the ball 20 times while sitting on the ground.

 

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U14 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet 500 Times

Juggle the ball with your feet 500 times in a row.

2

Thighs 300 Times

Juggle the ball with your thighs 300 times in a row.

3

Head 200 Times

Juggle the ball with your head 200 times in a row.

4

Around-the-World x5

Right foot, right thigh, head, left thigh, left foot. Continue for times in a row. Repeat going the opposite way.

5

Catch and Hold

Catch the ball with instep after several juggles and hold for 10 seconds. Complete with both feet.

6

5 Heels

Juggle the ball 5 times in a row with your heel.

7

10 Small Juggles L & R

10 small juggles with the right foot. Repeat with the left foot.

8

Pick-Up Scoop-Knee

Roll ball back with sole, lift ball up with foot, quickly hit ball back down with knee and juggle off bounce.

9

Pick-Up Kick Start

Pinch ball between feet, roll ball up with right foot and quickly hit ball towards ground with heel, juggle off the bounce.

10

Slalom

Juggle around 4 cones and shoot off the volley. Ball does not touch the ground.

11

Lane Juggle

Juggle ball through a narrow lane and then volley. Ball does not touch the ground.

12

Cross

Juggle ball out of air from a cross and then volley. Ball does not touch the ground.

 

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U15 Juggling

DESCRIPTION

1

360°

Juggle the ball in a full circle in 7 touches. Once complete, turn the other way.

2

Ultimate Around-the- World

Right foot, right thigh, right shoulder, head, left shoulder, left thigh, left foot. Repeat the opposite way.

3

Spinning Ball

Put inside spin on ball with feet for 5 touches in a row, repeat with other foot. Put outside spin on ball with feet for 5 touches in a row, repeat with other foot.

4

No Spin Juggling

Juggle with both feet without any spin on the ball.

5

Around-the-Foot

While juggling with feet, move foot around the ball while ball is in the air and continue to juggle.

6

20 Yards in Air Foot – Thigh – Head

Punt ball 20 yards in air, then foot, then thigh, then head, repeat.

7

25 Small Juggles L & R

25 small juggles with the right foot. Repeat with the left foot.

8

Juggle on the Run

Juggle with your feet only for 60 yards with out dropping.

9

Heads on the Run

Juggle with your Head only for 60 yards with out dropping.

10

Thighs on the Run

Juggle with your thighs only for 60 yards with out dropping.

11

1•2•3•2•1•2•3•2•1…

Juggle once with the right foot, twice with the left foot, three times with the right foot, twice with the left foot, once with the right foot, etc.

12

Juggle – Catch on Neck

Juggle and catch ball on neck, flick ball up and repeat.

13

Balance on Head

Balance ball on head for 10 sec.

 

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U16 Juggling (in 2’s)

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet

1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using feet only.

2

Feet 1-Touch

1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using feet only, 1-touch.

3

Feet 2-Touch

1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using feet only, 2-touch.

4

Head

1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using head only, 1-touch.

5

Head 2-Touch

1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using head only, 2-touch.

6

Distance

10 yards apart, 1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using all surfaces, no touch restrictions.

7

On-the-Run Juggling

1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using all surfaces while running.

8

Numbers Game

1 ball between 2 players, player calls out 1,2, or 3 and plays ball to partner, partner has only that number of touches to get ball back to partner and they call out new number, 1,2, or 3. If player drops ball, they get a strike, three strikes and you are out.

9

Italian Juggling

1 ball between 2 players, half-volleying the ball to each other. 3-5 yards away.

10

Distance 2-Touch

10 yards apart, 1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using all surfaces, 2-touch restriction.

11

Distance 3-Touch

10 yards apart, 1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using all surfaces, 3-touch restriction.

12

Left-to-Right / Right-to-Left

1 ball between 2 players, juggle with each other using feet only, left foot to right foot, to partner’s left foot, right foot, play back. Repeat the opposite way.

 

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U17 Juggling (in 3’s)

DESCRIPTION

1

Feet

1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using feet only.

2

Feet 2-Touch Below Waist

1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using feet only, 2-touch, keep ball below waist.

3

Feet 1-Touch Below Waist

1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using feet only, 1-touch, keep ball below waist.

4

Numbers Game

1 ball between 3 players, player calls out 1,2, or 3 and plays ball another player, player has only that number of touches to get ball back to another player and they call out new number, 1,2, or 3. If player drops ball, they get a strike, three strikes and you are out.

5

Heading

1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using head only, 1-touch.

6

Heading 2-Touch

1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using head only, 2-touch.

7

1•2•3•2•1•2•3•2•1…

1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using all surfaces, a player takes 1-touch, next player takes 2-touches, next player takes 3-touches, next player takes 2-touches, etc.

8

Short , Short, Long, Head

2 players on outside, 1 player in the middle, 1 ball. Using head only, juggle short, short, then long, player in the middle turns and repeat.

9

Short - Short – Long – Head w/ Switches

2 players on outside, 1 player in the middle, 1 ball. Using head only, juggle short, short, then long, player in the middle switches with player who played long, continue.

10

On the Run

1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using all surfaces while running.

11

Distance

10 yards apart, 1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using all surfaces, no touch restriction.

12

Distance 2-Touch

10 yards apart, 1 ball between 3 players, juggle with each other using all surfaces, 2-touch restriction.

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