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Juggling Instructions – Illustrated Juggling Tutorial

On this page I provide juggling instructions on how to juggle 3 balls. With a slow internet connection it might be hard to watch my videos, so this page will be great for you.

If you have a fast internet connection you can also find video instructions on how to juggle here.

First follow these general guidelines that will help you learn how to juggle:

  • Relax your body
  • Keep your legs about shoulder width apart
  • Bend your knees slightly

Juggling Instructions Step 1 – Proper Throw For The Three Ball Cascade

This is a throw that arches nicely at about eye level. Throw with your arm, not your wrist. Catch the ball like you are catching an egg… gently

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Step 2 – Throwing a 2 ball Cascade

Throw each object the same way you threw one ball. When it is almost to your other hand, throw the second one.

This is one of the hardest parts… don’t throw the second one too soon!

Once you get the timing of the throw down, practice throwing back and forth, alternating hands.

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Step 3 – Throwing a 3 Ball Cascade

This is nothing different from a 2 ball cascade as far as how you throw. The only thing new here is obviously the 3rd ball. Start with 2 balls in one hand and begin by throwing only 1 of those balls. Each time you throw a ball you must throw the ball in the hand it should land in.

I can’t say much more than that except, go for it! Just force yourself to throw each time alternating hands. You’ll drop a lot at first but you’re going to get it soon!

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Some Common Difficulties For New Jugglers

  • Throwing forward instead of along a flat plane to the other hand.
  • Juggling while facing a wall may help you with this problem.
  • Handing off instead of tossing.
  • Sticking your tongue out! Yes, everyone does this at first.
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Throwing Forward

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Handing Off

  • Giving up… Don’t do it! Like I said practice and follow these juggling instructions!
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Don’t Give Up

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