Dropping the ball: How not to look like an idiot

Dropping the ball when practicing juggling….there’s nothing wrong with it.Juggling Ball over Manhattan
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.

Happy Juggling!






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