Dropping the ball when practicing juggling….there’s nothing wrong with it.
It’s how you learn and get better.
Has anyone ever learned to juggle without dropping a ball? Nope.
When dropping, it’s tempting to rush around to pick up the balls in a frenzy. But that hinders progress. It also doesn’t look very cool (which is why some people don’t even want to attempt to learn to juggle!).
Preventing this frenzied reaction is a easy with some simple steps:
- Don’t let yourself get overly frustrated with drops. Frustration can add stress and hinder progress. You’ll get better faster in a relaxed state.
- View each drop as an opportunity to learn and get better. When you drop a ball(s), wait at least 5-10 seconds before attempting the move or pattern again. Think about why that ball missed your hand, and what you can do to prevent it in the future.
- Integrate some stretching and/or strength moves into your juggling practice. When you drop, take that opportunity to do a nice chest stretch or a few push-ups or dips. Then back to juggling.
By following these simple steps, not only will you get better faster – you will also look much cooler when you drop the ball.