This soccer trick is a great way to start juggling from the ground, improve your footwork and show off in front of your friends. You will not do this in a game. If you did, it'd be a handball.
I orginally made this video for Disney's YouTube channel, called Disney's Motion.
Start by practicing this move without the ball. Get used to how your body feels when doing it. Once you feel comfortable, make it happen with the ball. Repeat until you master it.
If the ball isn't popping up for you, you are moving your foot too early. Keep your foot planted firm on the ground. When the ball hits it, your foot will act like a rock and it will pop up. Also, make sure you are hitting the ankle bone area of your foot, not the toe area.
If the ball is rolling too fast, make sure you are not pushing the ball. Don't put your hand on the back of the ball and push it. Instead, put your hand on top the ball and roll it.
Be confident when you do this trick. Don't be surprised when it works for you. Have fun with it. It's a beginner level trick, but it's a fun one.
For a bonus trick, watch the video below. It's an advanced juggling pick-up trick.