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Juggling Club


Illinois Fusion Juggling Club

Starting spring 2015:
 
Purpose: The purpose of the club establishes a fun and creative way to have IL Fusion players become more technical. It also will inspire them to use their soccer ball on a more consistent basis with a goal in mind. Juggling in and of itself is not something that can be used to determine a soccer players ability, however it is a useful tool to help players “own” the soccer ball and to develop a better touch on the ball. Players will be recognized for their hard work on our website and in our E-Letters.

Rules

1. Players may only use their feet. Touches with the feet count toward the total number juggles. The players must return to zero if the ball hits the ground. All other body parts can be used but, they do not count toward the total number of juggles. (Ex. If a player uses their thigh to keep the ball in the air it will not be counted, but the players can continue their count with the next touch with their feet. One foot, two foot, thigh, three foot would count as three.)

2. Honor System. Players do not need an adult to count or be present. The players are responsible for accurately counting the number of touches on the ball. The directors will be responsible for any discrepancies or disputes.

3. The Juggling Club has five levels of achievement which are: 50 touches, 100 touches, 300 touches, 500 touches and 1000 touches.
We will introduce prizes this Fall but for this spring players who acheive one of the above goals will be highlighted on our website and newsletters.

4. Reporting: The players once reaching a level of achievement will notify Myron King myron.king@illinoisfusion.com 

Hints

Patterns: It is helpful to establish a pattern with juggling and stick to the pattern. The weaker foot is always one that causes players the most difficulty. The quickest way to become a better juggler and more importantly develop a better touch is to work on the weak foot specifically. A patter for a right footed player would be two left one right and continue this pattern. This will be more time consuming and results are slower INITIALLY, however in short time the player will have the ability to juggle indefinitely. Dedication and discipline are the keys here and, the dedication will pay off in the long run.

Goal Setting: Set up goals. The goals can be weekly, monthly and yearly. Try to achieve a certain number of juggles by each period of time. The goals become your target. Start slow and with a reasonable goal and your results will start to improve.






Myron King

Director of Coaching