Juggling for advanced players; Timing, Touch & Moves
This one is fun. Taks a few trys to get the timing. Practicing this on a hard, flat surface will increase success and accelerate progress. Turf, tennis court, gym floor, cement driveway or patio are great places to work on juggling.
We like using a Brasilian Futebol because of the bounciness and size.
Begin juggling, keeping the ball in your sweet and knocking it chest to head height consistently. When ready, let the ball bounce and as it is bouncing (literally as it touches the ground) step over the ball as you would step over the ball to execute a scissor move and resume juggling. The key is to execute the move over the ball just as it is hitting the ground so you have maximum clearance. Mix it up by executing a step over (if a scissor is a move opening your legs and passing your foot over the ball, then a step over is a move stepping over the ball in the other direction crossing one leg across the other or across your body). Add your own creativity like a double scissor, a feint one way to go the other..etc
This exercise will improve timing, increase confidence with the ball and improve touch & dexterity. This is another way to work on simple moves as well as touch and timing and will prepare you for situations that often happens in a game.