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Nt_loader

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I believe it builds a relationship with the sport, spending time with the ball and mastering your technique.  Juggling is just another tool/activity among many that lead to development.  
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I am a firm believer in juggling. To me it helps you develop a better touch on bouncing balls and playing balls out of the air.
Vin

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I found this on the net and thought it was good info to help explain the importance of juggling: 

“Juggling makes every touch better.”

When you can juggle, it has an amazing impact on making your 1st touch more productive. The ball goes right where you want it to go with that touch. But juggling will also improve all of your other touches on the ball. Good jugglers always have confidence in their ability to control the ball with either foot.

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I have a slightly different slant on juggling.
As well as developing a soft and well timed first touch the bigger issue is that it develops spatial awareness and the correct body allignment, address to the ball.
The old style spin juggling is largely reduntant now for experienced coaches as it is really a very specific movement of the lower leg that is not found in a soccer context.
Straight leg jugging with two feet is now correctly taught, with a high and low progression, to replicate the correct leg position found in, for example shooting.
It is totally different from the old style and for me fast tracks touch, shooting tech and spatial awareness all in one activity.
Try it. I do it with experienced ex-pros and they struggle. Really need to focus...
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