LEARN to JUGGLE
Juggling is a skill that anyone can learn, why not give it a go?
Before we start you will need to grab 3 items roughly the same size and weight. Like: 3 x Balls, 3 x Beanbags, 3 x Oranges, 3 x Apples, or 3 x Chainsaws*.
When learning to juggle, you will definitely drop these items a lot. So make sure you clear some room (we don't want to break anything or hurt anybody).
1. One ball with two hands
Let's start by throwing one ball between two hands... pretty easy, huh?! We will knock things up a notch in a minute.
Try and throw the ball high enough so that it's level with your eyes. As you get better at this, you will notice you won't have to track the ball with your eyes to catch it.
You may have noticed that you had one hand that was better at catching and throwing the ball - this is called your dominant hand. Your other hand is your subordinate hand, but you can name it whatever you like (e.g. Garry).
2. Two balls with two hands
Holding a ball in each hand, practise throwing a ball from your subordinate hand to your dominant hand.
Just before you are about to catch the ball in your dominant hand, try and throw the other ball you are holding back.
This might be tricky at first, but keep practising. Remember, try to throw the balls so they are level with your eyes. If you find you have to move your feet to catch the balls, you are throwing a bit wild. Try changing your stance to see if that makes a difference.
This is the final lesson, and the hardest. It may be tricky at first, but if you practised the technique in the last lesson you will hopefully pick this up quickly. When learning to juggle, persistence is key - so don't give up if you don't get it straight away.
3. Three balls in two hands
We will start off slow. Holding one ball in your dominant hand and two in the other, throw one of the two balls in your subordinate hand to your dominant one. Like before, try and return the ball in your dominant hand, but this time, when you catch the returned ball, try and throw the remaining ball in your subordinate hand back.
Take this step slow. Don't get disheartened if you drop the balls (you will do this often). Be persistent and eventually you will get into a juggling rhythm.
Now you are Juggling
If you can do the above step with ease, all you need to do now is continuously throw the balls to each hand in a loop.
Look at that, you can juggle after all!