How to Lace a Football
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to lace a football. This technique takes little time, and is actually quite effective. You'll be back on the field in no time. But watch out--your friends will all be asking you to lace a football for them!
Equipment needed to lace a football:
- Lace a long shoelace through the first hole on one of the sides of the opening. Make sure the tail of the shoelace is lying in the center of the lacing area. This tail end should not exceed one inch.
- Bring the long end of the lace across the lacing area, to the first hole on the opposite side. Push it though the hole, carefully holding the tail in place. Pull the shoelace snugly, getting the lacing as tight as possible.
- Continue lacing the football, alternately bringing the shoelace through the holes on each side. Continue putting tension on the shoelace, getting the lacing nice and snug. This will help to achieve optimal results.
- Once you have reached the last hole, push the remaining end back through the laces towards the center of the lacing. You can use a tweezers to pull the lace through, making sure it is secure as possible.
If you are struggling with tying a football, consider practicing on a tennis shoe. The technique is the same--but you are using a shoe instead of the football. This can help you learn the technique, and will alleviate any nervousness associated with tying an actual football.