How to Play Soccer : How to Juggle a Soccer Ball

How to Play Soccer : How to Juggle a Soccer Ball

Hi, my name is Guillermo Gomez, I coach soccer.
And today I’m going to be talking to you about how to juggle a soccer ball. Juggling the
ball, you probably want to start on a flat surface. That way you can do a lot of control
on the ball as the–a lot of bounces on the ball. It’ll make it a lot easier for you to
learn as you do it. And when we juggle the ball we actually want to be relaxed, your
arms out, bend your knees, and watch the ball as it comes down. Juggling is about timing.
Timing the ball as it goes down, and your foot making contact with the ball as your
foot comes up. So you want to concentrate on those two together. When the ball comes
down you want to point your toes up a little bit, and you want to hit the ball with your
shoelaces. Again, juggling the ball can also be done with your thighs. It can also be done
with your head. But you want to concentrate to juggle the ball with your lower body, which
is your feet and your thighs. So again, timing of the ball is important. Get relaxed. One
way that I like to start showing players how to juggle the ball is by letting the ball
bounce on the ground once, and then kick it with your foot up and catch it with your hands.
And then you would do the same with the other leg. One bounce on the ground, kick the ball
up with your leg, and catch it with your hands. Then we start progressing with juggling. Now
we do one bounce, leg, leg, hands. If the player’s feeling comfortable with that, now
we can do one bounce, then we can do three controls, one with–two with your feet, so
left and right control, and one with your thigh. And so as the player gets more comfortable
with that, we increase the number of juggles that the player can do, and here the emphasis
is not on the quantity, but on the quality and control of the ball. Juggling is about
controlling the ball. So, watch the player carefully. If he can control the ball while
the ball is spinning in a funny way, again the idea is for the player to have good control
of that soccer while he plays the game of soccer. And juggling helps that player develop
those skills of ball control. So that’s how you juggle a soccer ball.

Antonio Breitenberg

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99 thoughts on “How to Play Soccer : How to Juggle a Soccer Ball

  1. Loren Nichols says:

    great instruction

  2. Conor Martin says:

    Keep practicing. The more you do something, the easier it becomes. – L. Messi

  3. EuroFighter1988 says:

    ITS FUรŸBALL or Football, because u play the BALL with ur FOOT. Soccer is a stupid word.

  4. Aarnav Brahmbhatt says:

    thumbs up if you practised the same as he told…

  5. xxbiucrushxx says:

    damn having alot of trouble with the three juggles! practice makes perfect right!

  6. Paul Richard says:


  7. RumbleRish says:

    We call it soccer, GET OVER IT!

  8. EuroFighter1988 says:

    then fuck them, may they created that sport, but they can obviously not play…

  9. Steven Alfredo says:

    Good way to start off slowly

  10. Emery Auston says:

    You call it football we call it soccer. Both words make since football you play with your foot. Soccer some rather play in socks. Lol the sport is the same.

  11. hana tekle says:


  12. dunnolol says:

    seriously? socks? who the hell plays football with his socks? i wonder, if handball was played in US, would it also be called football?

  13. Airborne says:

    in america we call it what we fucking want ,gtfo euro butthurt kid

  14. THEMASKFHC says:

    its shut the fuck up

  15. XCom Pointer says:

    i will teach you how to fumble the ball

  16. Sensei says:

    How come in almost every football video a American starts a debate about it being called "soccer"

  17. Sensei says:

    @SmoogleChoocher Nope

  18. Sensei says:

    @SmoogleChoocher Well I'm not from England and why to you think teams in Barclays premier league from the 1800s have FC in their name (football club)

  19. chiwwaveycoten says:


  20. chiwwaveycoten says:

    He lives in America so he calls it soccer, you don't have any control over that.

  21. robicenco1 says:

    football was originally called football, but it's true that the word "soccer" was invented in England. It was commonly used here for most of the 20th century too – mostly in the media rather than everyday life, but still. I don't have a problem with Americans calling football soccer at all.

  22. jeremy carballo says:

    we we have to call it soccer becase in america footballis that egghand sport. ๐Ÿ˜›

  23. 3TCozmique says:

    Soccer is Australian too (:

  24. tyrese johnson says:

    soccer is the name for american football because u sock/sack people

  25. Stoetz says:

    expertvillage videos are too short and dont go into enough depth……….

  26. mckay04 says:

    Everyone knows that. Just because we are american doesn't mean that we like everything that people before us made up. Stop hating and just play dude it doesn't matter what the sport is called.

  27. Whatthefuckgoogleplusgetoffmydick says:

    Thank you….

  28. Panna Legend says:

    hey guys check out of juggling tutorial plz !

  29. Vid Pinta says:


  30. Vid Pinta says:


  31. MisterAwesome24 says:

    hahaha "soccer is a stupid world" WELCOME TO AMERICA SIRRR!!!

  32. EuroFighter1988 says:

    Sir? Thats how you call ur daddys, right?

  33. Maddy Midstokke says:

    Nice! This video has helpful tips. I like how you have beginner jugglers trying to learn off your advice. My tutorial on my channel has a different strategy of juggling, both work!

  34. xKylemz123x says:

    Americans because they have a sport called football, but i agree and im american

  35. JeRseybOy251 says:

    shut up, its a different country, we might call some things different, you should be more open minded to other peoples culture.

  36. EuroFighter1988 says:

    im just sayin, here in germany we call Basketball Basketball and Baseball Baseball. We dont invent a name of a sport just because its from another country. That has nothing to do with culture, its just useless and stupid and for 99% of all people it will alway be Football. So what was the point? We dont have another name for that what you call football also. Its just American Football.

  37. JeRseybOy251 says:

    south africa
    and probably a few asian countries
    and soccer is a name from england, so don't blame the americans for calling it that, blame the english. we aren't gonna change the name of the most popular sport in our country just cause europeans get confused and angry.

  38. EuroFighter1988 says:

    thats a joke? Canada is less then 0,000001% of world population so they dont count and in Australia and South Africa its Football. Like in Every other American countrie (well its futbol) in Europe and probably also in Afrika.

    And noone said something about change any name of any sport. I just said like we didnt change the Name of that what u call football u doesnt had to change the name of that what we called football.

  39. JeRseybOy251 says:


  40. Jimmycool27 says:

    Football/soccer same thing it's the same game that we all love s

  41. Jimmycool27 says:

    So let's stop arguing!!!

  42. Carlos Valderrama says:

    Cool! Thanks for sharing your knowledge on how to improve certain skills in soccer..

  43. YMCMbihh says:

    This guy fucking sucks at teaching

  44. oldwallace says:

    Get you kids to enter the Kabillion soccer juggling competition and win a David Beckham autographed Galaxy shirt.

  45. masore805 says:

    check out my video on juggling a soccer ball SUPER EASY!!!

  46. jk47joey says:

    it came from china

  47. Gabriel Balvin says:

    ….those kids are better than me…wahhhh

  48. Ziad El-Wekeel says:

    Shit I just broke the mirror and my mum broke my ass

  49. James Jones says:

    it was invented in england not china or america why do you thing england is so good at soccer and mostly better than most countrys look, ronaldo and messi both play for england daaaaaa well now you know

  50. bob thebuilder says:

    WHOAH 138,653 videos?

  51. Stephan Giesbrecht says:

    Thanks 4 the tips thay helped a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰

  52. PetTheCat1 says:


  53. PetTheCat1 says:

    I said what to the last part of the sentence. So don't call me dumbass, if you actually think that Ronaldo an Messi play for England. I hope that was sarcasm, and England is not better than most countries, they are horrible. Spain has won the last 3 major competitions. England hasn't. Sure they're better than America but that's not much of an accomplishment let's face it.

  54. Dilan05 says:

    u suck at explain

  55. Abshir Abdi says:

    liked this video its was great please visit my site and great video

  56. Touqeer Ahmed says:

    No its a virus

  57. jay boyce says:

    hate it

  58. jay boyce says:

    does not work

  59. Abshir Abdi says:

    no it aint

  60. JamioMUFC says:

    videos childs cant do it

  61. tyler geater says:

    Thanks man that really helped me in soccer ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. tilleymane says:

    Great work! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Check out my videos for soccer skills! ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. arminista137 says:

    Guys I can only do 7-10 juggles how long till I can do more ?

  64. Isabel Clare says:

    Can we fix it.

  65. endou mamorou says:


  66. joshino552000 says:

    i do over 30

  67. munis minsha says:

    my maximum—3!!

  68. DJ Knowledge says:

    Lmfao at the kids

  69. BULLDOGS476 says:

    i wish i can do it i'm so shit

  70. Oppie says:

    haha who else looks like those kids when they try to juggle? XD

  71. Shelby Gonsoulin says:

    Once you get the hang of juggling it gets so easy I used to have alot I trouble when juggling

  72. Jose Hernandez says:

    On an incline?

  73. alex cruz says:

    139,023 (update).

  74. The Santoryu Savage says:

    500,000+ now

  75. team1DandMB says:

    its soo sad cause even those kids juggle better than me

  76. rotawo says:

    since 8 month ago he added 1000 extra 139,034

  77. Dhe_assassin says:

    He sucks free kickerz are nether

  78. 0g Soccer Trainer says:

    get 80 touches a minute, at home, in front of the TV. 21 days and your there.

  79. Zmashpotato says:

    thanks a lot. this will be useful in my training

  80. bonaratt an says:

    Thank bro

  81. Cameron Smallwood says:

    I'm American and I call it football

  82. RifRafKillz says:

    Jurgle haha

  83. Nick Neumann says:


  84. Aditya Mallick says:

    I can do tht around the world trick and im 10

  85. sayyid theboss says:

    Thxs this helped a lot

  86. Itz Fuego says:

    Lol the kid with the no.30 sucks

  87. Sohail Vaid says:

    How to shoot heavy soccer ball at long distance

  88. Sam Nikola says:

    wtf this showed me nothing

  89. salma mercedes says:

    My left leg is messed up I can't whatsoever even kick the ball directly up to myself. I can only juggle with my right leg, highest record with my right would be about 5 or 6. ๐Ÿ™

  90. Lukas Grigaravicius says:

    +luka abdi he is learning

  91. Syncytium says:

    Sounds like Christopher Walken

  92. Manideep reddy says:

    i did 7 with my leg and head mix

  93. Ravenklaw! says:

    whats his nationality

  94. Miguel Aguilar says:


  95. Akhil R krishnan says:

    THANKS…. it helped me i did 23

  96. Dan Cortes says:

    there was three balls in my house I bought 100 and 100 equalsโ€‹? answer please

  97. Lachlan Olsen says:

    This guy is so wrong, I tried it I know how to do it and his strat was wrong, it was so impossible

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