JUGGLING
 
WHAT IS JUGGLING?    
    According to Webster's Dictionary juggling is, "...to keep several objects in motion in the air at the same time." Some jugglers will say it is the act of keeping more objects in the air than you have hands. 
	A more broad definition would be the skillful and/or novel manipulation of one or more objects. This is a more useful definition for educational purposes. Young children who are handling only one or two scarves often perform skillful manipulations for their stage of development, so why not call it juggling?
JUGGLING HANDOUTS...
    You are required to print out this Juggling Packet and put it behind Tab #3 (Unit Materials) for the start of the Unit.  I will check your Sportfolio on the 1st day of the unit to make sure that you have it:

Juggling Performance Rubric
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JUGGLING INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
Juggling is a very difficult skill to learn and takes a ton of practice.  To give you a head start in the unit, it is important to that you watch these videos, which do a great job breaking down juggling into 3 simple steps.  For each step, watch the video clip and then practice.  The only equipment you will need are 3 small balls (tennis ball size or smaller) that are easy for you to catch and grip.

3 Ball Juggling Videos
Juggling w/ Scarves 
http://www.thejimshow.com/juggle/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD02lEYPh9w&feature=fvstshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1
AMAZING JUGGLERS!!!
    Sit back and take four and half minutes to watch this amazing juggling performer on Youtube.  I guarantee that you will be blown away by this performance.  

Amazing Juggling Finale

Check out these amazing Juggling Performances at the Best Jugglers in the World Convention.  I found this on Youtube.  When you get good enough, you can use some of these different objects:

Best Jugglers in the World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8f8drk5Urwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDl15GEXZRQ&feature=relatedshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1
ADVANCED JUGGLERS--
For those of you in class who have mastered juggling with balls, rings and scarves, here are some additional challenges for you to try in class:

Four-Ball Juggling
Great 4 Ball Juggling Video Breaks it Down
How to Begin Juggling 4 Balls
3 Ball Practice for 4 Ball Juggling
Steps for Juggling 4 Balls
Five-Ball Juggling
Great 5 Ball Juggling Video Breaks it Down

Partner Juggling
Instructional Partner Juggling Video
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