How to do keep-ups: A beginners guide

When kids start to play football, they always want to learn how to do keep-ups.

Seeing the best players in the world juggling the ball on television or celebrity freestylers showing off their skills can make young footballers want to copy their tricks.

But not only can keep-ups look good, they can really help a player develop their love of the ball and improve their touch and control. A vital part of the game.

And to do the keepy-ups, all you need is a football, and some time to practice, and you’re away. So in these times of solitude during this lockdown, developing individual skills and techniques is a perfect way to pass the time and play some football as well.

But if you can’t even manage to keep the ball up two or three times, how can you get better? Where do you start?

Well, this How To Do Keep-Ups tutorial video below, is a beginners guide to this fun pastime. So check it out and see how you get on, and once you’ve mastered the basics, try adding your own flourishes and flair…

This session was put together by JBFC, a kids’ football coaching school based in on the Essex and Suffolk border near Colchester. JBFC has been giving children the chance to learn to play the game in a fun and friendly environment since 2013.

JBFC also put together a series of Lockdown Lessons to help children master the ball and improve their skills. Check out the JBFC ball mastery videos here…

Learn more about JBFC Football Coaching, which runs kids coaching sessions and 1-2-1 training by visiting the website www.JBFC.co.uk

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