Wait for ball to drop down.
The ball falls low to lift it up.
If ball is still above waist, or even above it, it is not possible to lift leg and try to hit ball with force.
Brace your ankles and lift your toes.
The ball bounces as if hitting such a stone.
Instead of being downcast like that and looking completely helpless.
Don't lift your toes so hard that ball hits your thigh.
If toes are not turned at all, ball will bounce forward after touching top of foot.
Touching ball with instep of foot.
The best position is directly on top of foot at base of toes.
The ball should curl up a bit.
Note light step and forward movement of foot, which will give ball some spin. For better ball control.
Keep your juggling leg in front of you.
When ball bounces, there will be an obvious rocking of lower leg back and forth. But don't throw it at back of your body when you swing.
If you kick your foot back too far, it will take longer to swing forward and hit ball. This will make time given to you feel stressful.
Keep your eyes on ball.
When hitting ball, keep an eye on it to get a better idea of where it will land.
How to practice
First, let your feet get used to this habit of movement by wiggling your feet without touching ball with one foot.
When you feel like your leg muscles should get used to this swing, start practicing with ball.
Throw ball with both hands once and then catch ball with both hands once with your feet.
Once you get some feel for ball, try using your legs to catch ball with your hands twice in a row each time you throw it.
Finally, try to hit ball with one foot as often as possible.
Try once with your non-dominant foot after ball bounces into a comfortable position with your dominant foot.
It is best to try this juggling exercise for 10-15 minutes after each workout.
Yes, when you are trained, you can lift ball off ground and start juggling, but now we will not practice ball from ground, but we will juggle with both feet. This is why I suggest that you use your hands to throw ball so that it starts bouncing instead of kicking ball off ground. The reason is that we should focus on bouncing ball with your feet and not on peeling.
Frequently Asked Questions
The ball will bounce
Fingers not up
The ball will bounce sideways
The ball hits too close to outside of foot
Toss ball up instead of hitting your legs.
Many players will kick ball directly into their feet, which won't give them enough time to adjust to bounce.
Toss ball slightly up and let it fall freely so there is enough time to determine where it lands.
When you are experienced, you don't need to kick ball very high.
Many beginners hit ball with more force because their ankles are not tense.
Or ball will go high because now they have made some progress in technology but still hit ball hard.
Once you've mastered this technique, you only need to hit ball lightly, not hard.
Write at end
Be patient and passionate and enjoy little progress you make every day. Beginners are often frustrated because juggling is really hard, but don't despair and don't be willing to give up: only daily quantitative changes can lead to qualitative changes in a few months.
Your attention is biggest motivation for Xiaobei!
May 22, 2023