Juggling Competition | Technical Training

  • Organisation

    • 4 balls

    • ideally 12-16 players

  • Process

    The players are split into 2 groups and line up opposite of each other.

    Exercise 1: The ball should be juggled within the group. Each player is allowed to have 3 touches, the 3rd touch being the pass back ti the teammate on the opposite side.

    The player that just passed the ball will then go to the back of the line. The goal is to keep the ball up for as long as possible and not drop it.

    If a player takes too few or too many touches or the ball falls down, that team receives a strike.

    The first team to have 5 strikes will lose the round. Ideally, 3 rounds should be played.

    Exercise 2: After that, the juggling competition can also be played as a heading game.

    Within the group, the aim is to head the ball back and forth with just one touch, before the player goes to the back.

    This game can also be played with 2 head touches (controlling and returning the pass).

    The number of touches will be determined by the coaches.

  • Tip

    The distance between players within a group should be about 3-5 meters, so that a precise pass is still possible.

    In addition, specific juggling techniques are being taught and the overall ball control further developed without missing out on the fun aspect of this warm-up exercise.

Training Set



15 min




Headers, Juggling techniques


Quick processing

General Training Goals


Warm-up games

Training Organization

Number of Players

> 10 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders



Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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