Soccer Drills: 3 Simple Steps To Juggling

by Andre Botelho

Let it be known! It requires a full session on juggling to bring all soccer drills to a conclusion. Every soccer player must learn and master this skill as it is very basic to the game. Both senior players and beginners get to benefit from this activity. Related soccer exercises involve the use of player's feet, thighs, and head to deal with the ball.

Using this as a warm up activity, players start to feel their muscles to become warm and the heart rate increasing in only about 10 minutes of juggling the ball, thus revealing its utility.

The players get to study the close ball skills and the way to control the ball with the help of juggling. Players learn to maneuver and control the ball in the middle of an opponent attack. Last but not the least, players develop confidence through juggling that makes them relax with the ball (a vital quality required for successful attack).

Throughout soccer practice, players get a chance to develop their special styles of juggling by practicing it separately. A handful of following tips will be of some use to you being the coach.

While juggling with the foot, the players should be taught to use the top of their foot or the laces. The legs must be sufficiently relaxed and the foot bent when it makes contact with the ball. Teach them to hold out their arms a little in order to maintain balance.

Train them to bring the knee up in order that the upper leg is horizontal while using the thighs to juggle. Help them understand that the contact with the ball should be made on the top of the thigh. It is crucial that the body is bent backwards a little and the arms pulled out straight so that balance is maintained.

It is difficult for the young players to juggle with the head. But during the soccer drills, it is important for them to practice it. It is required of the players to review the correct angle so that the forehead is brought in contact with the ball. They should hold the head sufficiently higher so that the eyes face the sky. The legs should be curved a little and straightened up every time a contact with the ball is achieved.

As supplementary to these soccer training techniques, ask the players to use shoulders, outside of the heels, and the back of the neck also. It becomes necessary to bring these contact points into use under certain special circumstances. The young players should enjoy feeling the ball on their laces because this is the area that they will use the most to shoot the ball.

To end, it is crucial that factors of rhythm and balance are emphasized. These help in juggling and therefore must be learnt. Coach the players to relax and foresee the movement of the ball. After practice, they will get proficient in juggling.

Now go ahead and show some juggling soccer drills to your kids. Our youth soccer coaching community is a treasure house of articles, tips and videos on juggling. Enroll today and let your kids enrich their skills.

About the Author

Andre Botelho is a recognized authority in Soccer drills and has already helped thousands of youth coaches to dramatically improve their coaching skills.

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