Introduction: Introductory to Juggling

Juggling is a skill that involves tossing and catching items in the air in a pattern. This can be used for entertainment or art purposes. In this instruction set, we will be demonstrating how to juggle with three balls.


To achieve success in juggling, you must practice each technique as presented starting with one ball and adding one ball until you’ve reached three. This will ensure that you progressively improve your juggling skills.

Step 1: Step 1: Toss and Catch With 1 Ball

At the novice stage, start with one ball. Practice throwing it above your head and catching in the opposite hand back and forth. Remember to follow the ball with your eyes.

Step 2: Step 2: X-Patter 2 Balls

This step is a little more trickier. Once the first ball is at its peak, toss the other ball from the opposite hand in the air. Follow with a catch from the first ball. Exchange in an ‘X’ pattern.

Step 3: Step 3: Now You're Juggling 3 Balls

Slightly more difficult. As one ball is in the air, there will be one in each hand as well. Just as in Step #2, once the ball reaches its peak from the right hand, toss the ball in your left hand in the ‘X’ pattern and follow with a catch. Repeat with opposing hand as the ball is at its peak.