Juggling: 3 Balls

Difficulty: Easy

Safety Warning: This one’s pretty safe, but make sure you follow Alan’s instructions on controlling your juggling to avoid hitting or knocking anything. It’s always best to practice in a clear space where possible.

Alan shows you how to juggle with 3 balls! This is the next step once you’ve mastered scarf juggling, so if you haven’t tried this yet, go back and watch Alan’s 3 Scarves video first.

You’ll learn how high to throw your juggling balls, and then Alan will show you how to throw 2 balls first in a crossover pattern.

Once you’ve practised this, you’ll learn how to throw 3 balls at once in a 1-2-3 pattern, letting them fall on the floor to practice the throws. You’ll build up, catching another ball each time. Soon, you’re throwing and catching all three balls!

This will take practice – don’t be disheartened if it takes you a while to get it. Remember that throwing and dropping is a great way to learn!

If you want some variety, Alan also shows you how to juggle 2 balls in one hand. You can mix this up as good hand-eye coordination practice – and you might even get to juggling 4 balls!

Alan also talks you through some common mistakes, such as juggling too high, juggling with the 3 balls too close together, and moving hands backwards and forwards.

We’ll soon have more advanced tricks from Els and Tom, so keep your eyes out! You can see all our videos and activities here.

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