Emerald Club Juggling Challenge

Sponsored by Johnson’s Real Ice Cream, this new program will recognize and reward players for their juggling efforts!

Are you ready to get rewarded for juggling awesomeness?

If so, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s how it works: First, learn more about juggling from the links and info on this page. Then, download  the Juggling Verification Form using the link below and report your juggling. Please include the name of someone who can vouch for your juggling accomplishment, either a parent or coach. Remember, NO BOUNCES AND NO HANDS! The honor system will be employed. Another way to report is to have your coach turn in a list to Dominique Hoecherl at dominiquehoecherl@hotmail.com. Once received, your name will be listed on the website and if you reached your 50 or 100 goal you can stop by the DSL Office to pick up your appropriate prize.

What is juggling?

Juggling is the act of keeping the ball off the ground. For soccer players, this means using any part
of your body (laces, thigh, chest and head) to maintain control of the ball in the air without using your hands. If you have not juggled before, check out the links listed below to see ideas on how to help
you improve.

 

Why Juggle?

Because juggling can significantly improve your game in many different ways! Your touch on the ball
is vital to the game of soccer. If you can juggle the ball consistently, you are more likely to be
consistent when receiving and distributing the ball in games. It is a great way for you to learn how the
ball reacts to different touches and surfaces. Juggling can also improve your confidence on the ball –
not to mention, it is fun!

When to Juggle?

The best part about juggling is that you can do it almost anywhere and all it takes is a little bit of
space, YOU and YOUR BALL! The most effective way to achieve your juggling goals is to PRACTICE
ON YOUR OWN. Beating your score and challenging yourself are important keys to improving your
game. Juggling a soccer ball with feet, thighs or head is an excellent activity for both beginners and
advanced players alike. It’s a great warm-up activity and you will notice that after only a few minutes,
your heart rate rises, and muscles become warm and loose.

JUGGLING CLUB PROCEDURES

NO BOUNCES AND NO HANDS! The honor system will be employed. Players can report their new
records on the Juggling Verification Form using the link to the left—please include the name of someone
who can vouch for your juggling accomplishment, either a parent or coach. Another way to report is
that a coach can turn in a list to Dominique Hoecherl at dominiquehoecherl@hotmail.com. Once
received, your name will be listed on the website and if you reached your 50 or 100 goal you can stop
by the DSL Office to pick up your appropriate prize.

JUGGLING CLUB LEVELS

Shamrock Level – 25 to 49 Juggles (Recognized on website)
Silver Level – 50 to 99 Juggles (Recognized on website and Johnsons Real Ice Cream Voucher*)
Gold Level – 100+ Juggles (Recognized on website and Emerald Club Tshirt*)
Platinum Level – 250 Juggles (Recognized on website)
Master Hall of Fame Level – 500+ Juggles (Recognized on website)

*Pick up items from DSL Office during Office Hours.

THE EMERALD CLUB RECOGNITION: WILL YOUR NAME BE HERE?!

Master Hall of Fame Level — 500+ Juggles

 Player Name  Birth Year  Juggles
Liam Neidenthal 2009 804
Gabriel Flores 2009 584
     

Platinum Level — 250 Juggles

 Player Name  Birth Year  Juggles
Colin Hayes 2009 471
Emma Hoyord 2010 275
     

Gold Level — 100+ Juggles

 Player Name  Birth Year  Juggles
Julia Hendey 2009 190
Sydney Mast 2010 185
Kylie Kaselak 2010 152
Reese Carlson 2010 152
Anna Sebastian 2010 143
Will Hendey 2011 142
Sage Dolfi 2010 124
Nishan Gregory 2009 117
Reid Anderson 2010 105
Rami Smith 2009 103
Caroline Starr 2010 102
Luke Muhlenkamp 2009 102
Kaeden Long 2010 101
Oliver Marker 2009 100+

Silver Level — 50 – 99 Juggles

 Player Name  Birth Year  Juggles
Kayla Hottel 2010 99
Dominik Yelich 2011 92
Christian Flores 2009 86
Bella Hoecherl 2010 68
Avery Findley 2010 61
Mitch Ritterspach 2009 57
Andrew Norton 2009 50+
Nicholas Petrevski 2009 50+
Colin Bryan 2009 50+

 

 

Shamrock Level — 25 – 49 Juggles

 Player Name  Birth Year  Juggles
Myla Frey 2010 45
Andrew Cochran 2011 39
Emily McGinnis 2012 29
Quintin Wheaton 2011 27
Anna Norfleet 2009 26
Henry Hoyord 2013 26
Audrey Rauschenbach 2010 25