USMNT soccer player and now assistant soccer coach Josh Wolff explains how to juggle a soccer ball. Over his career, Josh made 319 appearances at club level scoring 94 goals and 52 games with the USMNT scoring 9 times. He won the MLS Cup in 1998 with the Chicago Fire and two U.S. Open Cups. At international level, he was part of the Gold Cup winning squads in 2002 and 2005.
When I was a youth player, the best advice I got was to practice my juggling. It’s a great way for you to learn how the ball reacts to different touches and surfaces.
For example, the ball bounces differently when you use your thigh than when you use your foot. At first, juggle just using your feet and see how many you can do, then juggle using just your thighs, and so on.
I found the toughest to be my head. When you use your head for juggling, make sure to use your forehead and not the top of your head.
Now, when you have practiced on each individual part of your body, try and get as many juggles as possible using all of them together.