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Skills Challenge: The SSC Juggle Club

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

The Springfield Soccer Club is excited to announce the beginning of its brand new Juggle Club!

The purpose of the Juggle Club is to inspire our youth players to expedite their skills development in the fashion of all the great players around the world.  Juggling is the best way to develop the “touch” and ball control needed to continually improve as a player.  As the player’s skill improves, their confidence grows which leads to more and more success and furthers their desire to continue juggling more.  Juggling helps with balance, agility and quickens the player’s reflexes.  The player then learns to use all parts of their foot as well as different body parts like their chest, thighs and head to keep the ball in the air.  Soon the player begins trying to beat his or her personal record with each attempt going from 10 to 20 to 50 touches and more!

The Springfield Soccer Club’s Juggle Club is comprised of the following 4 milestones with corresponding incentives:

Bronze Club — 25 touches (get name listed on club website)
Silver Club — 50 touches (receive a silver medal of achievement)
Gold Club — 100 touches (receive a $25 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods)
Diamond Club — 200 touches (receive a $100 gift card to Angelo’s Soccer Corner)

To join the Juggle Club, just submit an email to president@springfieldsoccer.org with a video, or video link, showing the player’s attempt.  All entries must start with the ball on the ground and no hands.  The subject line of the email should read “Juggle Club Entry” and the player’s name.  The text of the email should include the player’s age group, team name and the total number of consecutive touches without the ball touching the ground in the video entry.

Good luck and get juggling!

 


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