Juggling Lessons

Part III - Three Balls

Start by just trying to get three good throws. Notice that as the green ball comes down, Juggler Bob could throw the red ball under it, for a fourth throw.
Then see if you can keep it going, for four, or five, or more throws
  • Hold two balls in your dominant hand, and one in your weaker hand.
  • Toss the red ball from the hand which has two balls, towards the hand with one ball, just like in Part I (make sure it's about eye level).
  • When the first ball reaches its highest point, toss the second ball (Blue) so that it passes underneath (that is, to the inside of) the red ball. This should all look familiar, if you got the hang of part II. If you're having a hard time, take another look at part II.
  • Catch the red ball in the hand which just made toss two
  • Now you should have one ball in each hand, and a blue ball in the air which is headed towards the hand which is still holding the green ball. At this point things should again look familiar.
  • Once Ball two reaches it's peak, toss the green ball underneath ball two.
  • All that's left is to keep repeating step two.
From here all it takes is a lot of practice.   Fortunately the practicing is the fun part. If you stop having fun, then it's time for a break.   You'll learn faster by practicing as often as possible,   but never for a long time at once.  
  • Start by just trying to get 3 good throws into the air.   Even if you don't catch any of them.
  • Remember that Juggling is all about making good throws, not good catches. If you find that you have a choice between making a throw, or a catch, THROW!

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