Best Football Throwing Technique
Learning the best football throwing technique is not too difficult, but you will have to spend a lot of time practicing to perfect your throw. With a great pass, you can make the game a lot more fun for yourself and for others, particularly receivers, who are playing with you, whether you are on a team or simply playing backyard ball. Following is some advice on employing the best football throwing technique.
- First, hold the ball right. Grasping it correctly with you dominant hand is an imperative part of the ball's traveling well once it is released, which will help it to stay on target. Grasp it with your hand, so that your fingers wrap around the outside, away from your body, and your thumb is on the inside, closest to your chest. Hold it in an overhand motion.
- Slide your hand back, so that it is slightly closer to the back than to the front, but still evenly wrapped around the ball. You can use your other hand to adjust the ball in your dominant hand to position it right before you throw. Then, place your finger tips over the balls laces.
- Throw the football by moving your arm forward from the overhand position, with it raised over your shoulder. This is the power part of the throw, and it controls the balls speed, and your release, once your arm is mostly forward, designates its direction.
- Spin the laces as you release the football. Pull your hand down and in as you are letting go, which will do this. Spinning the laces will give the football a perfect spiral, which when you throw it, will have it traveling well. Try to spin evenly with your fingertips, as it will spin unevenly if you spin harder on the front or back, with your pinky or forefinger, respectively. Practice a lot to get this motion down.
Following the above steps, and practicing you throw often will help you perfect the best football throwing technique. Eventually, you will be able to consistently lead your team to success.