Basic Juggling Drill

STEP-BY-STEP

  • Setup 4 cones in a rectangle grid about 20 yards by 30 yards
  • All players should juggle within the grid
  • Each player needs their own ball
  • Young players can use their hands to begin juggling
  • Older players should attempt the pullback technique to get the ball up to juggle

DRILL VARIATIONS

  • reward the person who can juggle the ball for the most touches
  • use your left knee only
  • use your right knee only
  • use your left foot only
  • use your right foot only

DRILL CONFIGURATION

Basic Juggling Drill Diagram

Hey guys, what’s going on? It’s Chai Nakpiban here and today we’re going to be exploring a basic juggling routine. This one is nice and easy for coaches and very helpful for players – especially in game situations. First, setup a rectangle grid about 20 by 30 yards for your team. Next, instruct your team to juggle within the cones for 5 minutes. If you have a younger group, you can teach them how to lightly toss the ball up to their feet to get them a start on juggling. If they’re older, you can try to show them the pullback method to get the ball up. Using the bottom of your foot, pull the ball back toward you and flick it up. To keep juggling interesting, you can periodically ask them something like “has anyone juggled the ball 5 times? 15 times?" If they have, keep raising the number to keep them challenged. Kids love challenges and juggling is a great way to keep them engaged and challenged.