How To Shoot A Football
Learning how to shoot a football (or throw a football) is not too hard, though it takes a lot of time and practice. To undertake this task, make sure that you have a nice, preferably leather football, and someone to throw with. The following advice will help you learn to shoot a football.
- To shoot a football, first buy a quality football that fits your hand. Younger people should buy junior footballs, which are better shaped and easier to throw for those with smaller hands, and it is best to start practicing shooting at a younger age.
- To actually throw the ball, begin by gripping it correctly. Hold it with your dominant hand so that it aims front to back, and not side to side, so that your thumb is on the inside (closest to the chest), and the other four fingers are on the outer side. Rotate it so that your four fingertips are over the laces of the ball.
- Move your hand back so that it is about three-fifths of the way to the back end of the ball, behind its center. Adjust it in your hand so that you are holding the ball closer to the back, with your thumb on its inside and your fingers on its outside, around the white football laces.
- Then, with an overhand motion, move the ball straight forward. At the end, pull in with your fingers, spinning the laces and causing the ball to twirl. Practice this motion until the football shoots straight and spins well.
Learning how to shoot a football is a serious and time consuming task. You need to get your motion right, and make the ball travel correctly to perfect your throw. Keep at it for a long time, until your throw is perfect, and one day you will be able to play quarterback on your team.