CYSA is running a Juggling Challenge starting in the Spring 2014 season for all travel teams. The goals of the challenge are to increase player touches on the ball outside of practice and create a competitive but friendly competition across CYSA.
Why Promote Juggling? Ball juggling is an important part of a young soccer player’s development. Not all good jugglers are good soccer players, but all good soccer players are good jugglers. Why practice juggling?
Juggling helps young players develop a touch and feel for the soccer ball.
Juggling allows young players to set and achieve goals (personal juggling records) and promotes
good work habits and determination to reach those goals.
Juggling helps young players develop balance, coordination, concentration, and quick reactions.
Juggling is an activity that young players can practice almost anywhere on their own (in their
backyard, at a park, while watching a sibling's soccer game, etc.).
All personal bests must be witnessed by a coach at an organized team
event (practice, game, etc.)
Only the foot, thigh, shoulder and head may touch the ball
If the ball touches the ground or any other object, you must start over
Size balls: U9-U12 Size 4, U14 Size 5
Player may start with ball from hands
Top 5 by age group and gender
Boys v. Girls by age group (average of all players)
Individual competition winners to receive t-shirts at end of season (June 15th/Nov. 15th)
Award Levels Upon reaching the following levels, players will be issued a gold, silver or bronze tag
Gold – 100 juggles
Silver – 50 juggles
Bronze – 25 juggles
All rostered travel players will receive the juggling challenge tag
Coaches should email
with all players personal
bests monthly on the 1st and 15th
Punch tools will be shared amongst head coaches
Submit scores on the 15th and last day of the month
Leaders of all competitions will be posted on website
Coaches should punch the achieved level on the juggling challenge tag as achieved