I have found that it is very difficult to get the boys to practice juggling the soccer ball, even though this may be one of, if not the most valuable individual practice method for their age. To force the issue this season, I'm going to run a 1v1 soccer vollyball tournament throughout the season. It will be double elimination, and the tournament bracket can be found here:
I will show the boys the rules this week and for those that can't make it, I'll post a short video later this week. I'll give them time at each practice to play one game, and plan on having a few minutes before our home games to play when they aren't able to arrange their game during the week.
To wet their appetite for soccer vollyball, here is a video of FC Bayern players having some fun:
Here is a basic tutorial:
(Update) Later on in the video he covers more advanced work, including juggling against the wall. This starts around the 7 minute mark:
For those that think they are too good for the basics here is a video on the around the world:
The bottom line is that if they can't juggle the ball at least 50 times without it hitting the ground, they need a lot of practice. The last practice of the year we may have a contest to see who can juggle with the most touches on the ball without dropping it. Lets see how much effort they put into the tournament first.