The Mount Horeb Soccer Juggling Club is designed to promote, encourage and challenge our players to spend more of their free time juggling. Juggling is an integral part of player development. It is also a known fact that all good jugglers are not necessarily good soccer players, but it is certain that all good soccer players are good jugglers. We want to encourage our players to make juggling a habit because…
• Players develop better overall ball manipulation skills.
• Players develop coordination, balance, reaction speed, learn to use both feet etc.
• Players can set and achieve goals (personal juggling record) and also develop good work/practice habits and determination to reach those goals.
Juggling is the art of keeping the soccer ball from hitting the ground by bouncing it off of one’s foot, knee/leg, head, chest, back or shoulders (no hands or arms as in a game). Start by holding 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. Try keeping the ball up for 2 or 3 times before catching it again. Do it this way until you feel comfortable and then start trying to beat your score. It’s that simple! (More experienced jugglers who can juggle more than 10 times should start with the ball on the ground and use their feet to get started). Two rules: no hands/arms and no bounces on the ground!
A parent or coach must observe the achievement. Make sure the ball is properly inflated. The players are responsible for accurately counting the number of touches on the ball.
When you reach a new level, you can email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Qualifying players will be added to the club list on our website. Please note that our website is usually updated about 3-4 times a month, so please allow some time for your name to appear.
The Juggling Club has multiple levels of membership.
Beginner (6 Juggles)
Getting Good (12 Juggles)
Intermediate (20 Juggles)
Advanced (40 Juggles)
Master (100 Juggles)
Grand Master (250 Juggles)
Hall of Fame (500 Juggles)
Did you know that MAYSA also has a juggling club? Visit the site below for more information.