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How to Play Soccer : How to Juggle a Soccer Ball

October 19, 2019

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.

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  • Reply Loren Nichols June 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    great instruction

  • Reply Conor Martin June 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

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

  • Reply EuroFighter1988 June 17, 2012 at 11:12 pm

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

  • Reply Aarnav Brahmbhatt June 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

    thumbs up if you practised the same as he told…

  • Reply xxbiucrushxx June 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

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

  • Reply Paul Richard June 20, 2012 at 12:20 am


  • Reply RumbleRish June 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    We call it soccer, GET OVER IT!

  • Reply EuroFighter1988 June 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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

  • Reply Steven Alfredo July 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Good way to start off slowly

  • Reply Emery Auston July 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    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.

  • Reply hana tekle July 11, 2012 at 5:28 am


  • Reply dunnolol July 11, 2012 at 9:16 am

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

  • Reply Airborne July 12, 2012 at 12:59 am

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

  • Reply THEMASKFHC July 12, 2012 at 7:32 am

    its shut the fuck up

  • Reply XCom Pointer July 13, 2012 at 10:13 am

    i will teach you how to fumble the ball

  • Reply Sensei July 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

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

  • Reply Sensei July 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

    @SmoogleChoocher Nope

  • Reply Sensei July 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    @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)

  • Reply chiwwaveycoten July 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm


  • Reply chiwwaveycoten July 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm

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

  • Reply robicenco1 July 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

    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.

  • Reply jeremy carballo July 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    we we have to call it soccer becase in america footballis that egghand sport. 😛

  • Reply 3TCozmique July 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Soccer is Australian too (:

  • Reply tyrese johnson July 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm

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

  • Reply Stoetz July 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

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

  • Reply mckay04 July 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    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.

  • Reply Whatthefuckgoogleplusgetoffmydick August 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you….

  • Reply Panna Legend August 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    hey guys check out of juggling tutorial plz !

  • Reply Vid Pinta August 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm


  • Reply Vid Pinta August 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm


  • Reply MisterAwesome24 August 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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

  • Reply EuroFighter1988 August 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Sir? Thats how you call ur daddys, right?

  • Reply Maddy Midstokke August 13, 2012 at 2:34 am

    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!

  • Reply xKylemz123x August 14, 2012 at 1:10 am

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

  • Reply JeRseybOy251 August 14, 2012 at 8:28 am

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

  • Reply EuroFighter1988 August 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    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.

  • Reply JeRseybOy251 August 15, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    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.

  • Reply EuroFighter1988 August 17, 2012 at 4:22 am

    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.

  • Reply JeRseybOy251 August 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm


  • Reply Jimmycool27 September 8, 2012 at 2:58 am

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

  • Reply Jimmycool27 September 8, 2012 at 2:58 am

    So let's stop arguing!!!

  • Reply Carlos Valderrama September 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

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

  • Reply YMCMbihh September 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    This guy fucking sucks at teaching

  • Reply oldwallace September 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

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

  • Reply masore805 September 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm

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

  • Reply jk47joey September 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    it came from china

  • Reply Gabriel Balvin September 30, 2012 at 4:28 am

    ….those kids are better than me…wahhhh

  • Reply Ziad El-Wekeel September 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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

  • Reply James Jones October 1, 2012 at 3:57 am

    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

  • Reply bob thebuilder October 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

    WHOAH 138,653 videos?

  • Reply Stephan Giesbrecht October 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks 4 the tips thay helped a lot 😉

  • Reply Dummoh October 22, 2012 at 2:41 am


  • Reply Dummoh October 23, 2012 at 1:31 am

    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.

  • Reply Dilan05 October 25, 2012 at 1:13 am

    u suck at explain

  • Reply John Asare October 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm


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  • Reply Touqeer Ahmed November 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    No its a virus

  • Reply jay boyce November 18, 2012 at 2:13 am

    hate it

  • Reply jay boyce November 18, 2012 at 2:13 am

    does not work

  • Reply Abshir Abdi November 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    no it aint

  • Reply JamioMUFC December 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

    videos childs cant do it

  • Reply tyler geater December 13, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Thanks man that really helped me in soccer 🙂

  • Reply tilleymane December 22, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Great work! 😀
    Check out my videos for soccer skills! 🙂

  • Reply arminista137 December 23, 2012 at 9:28 pm

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

  • Reply Isabel Clare January 8, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Can we fix it.

  • Reply endou mamorou January 29, 2013 at 10:53 am


  • Reply joshino552000 March 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    i do over 30

  • Reply munis minsha March 30, 2013 at 9:12 am

    my maximum—3!!

  • Reply DJ Knowledge April 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Lmfao at the kids

  • Reply BULLDOGS476 May 2, 2013 at 2:29 am

    i wish i can do it i'm so shit

  • Reply Oppie May 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm

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

  • Reply Shelby Gonsoulin May 13, 2013 at 6:28 am

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

  • Reply Jose Hernandez May 20, 2013 at 5:16 am

    On an incline?

  • Reply alex cruz May 22, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    139,023 (update).

  • Reply The Santoryu Savage June 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    500,000+ now

  • Reply team1DandMB June 4, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    its soo sad cause even those kids juggle better than me

  • Reply rotawo June 24, 2013 at 1:13 am

    since 8 month ago he added 1000 extra 139,034

  • Reply Dhe_assassin June 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    He sucks free kickerz are nether

  • Reply 0g Soccer Trainer June 30, 2013 at 11:46 pm

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

  • Reply Zmashpotato August 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

    thanks a lot. this will be useful in my training

  • Reply bonaratt an September 16, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Thank bro

  • Reply Cameron Smallwood December 12, 2013 at 5:11 am

    I'm American and I call it football

  • Reply RifRafKillz March 11, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Jurgle haha

  • Reply Nick Neumann April 15, 2014 at 12:59 am


  • Reply Aditya Mallick May 12, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I can do tht around the world trick and im 10

  • Reply hehe xd June 27, 2014 at 5:49 pm


  • Reply sayyid theboss July 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Thxs this helped a lot

  • Reply Itz Fuego November 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Lol the kid with the no.30 sucks

  • Reply Sohail Vaid November 9, 2014 at 8:29 am

    How to shoot heavy soccer ball at long distance

  • Reply Sam Nikola November 29, 2014 at 11:05 am

    wtf this showed me nothing

  • Reply salma mercedes December 28, 2014 at 4:13 am

    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. 🙁

  • Reply Lukas Grigaravicius February 26, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    +luka abdi he is learning

  • Reply Syncytium April 19, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Sounds like Christopher Walken

  • Reply Manideep reddy September 5, 2015 at 8:36 am

    i did 7 with my leg and head mix

  • Reply Ravenklaw! January 9, 2016 at 1:55 am

    whats his nationality

  • Reply Miguel Aguilar February 14, 2016 at 1:03 am


  • Reply Akhil R krishnan June 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    THANKS…. it helped me i did 23

  • Reply Dan Cortes May 15, 2017 at 4:03 am

    there was three balls in my house I bought 100 and 100 equals​? answer please

  • Reply Lachlan Olsen October 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    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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