How To Throw A Spiral Football
Knowing how to throw a spiral football is very important if you plan on playing quarterback. Knowing how to throw a spiral football properly will make your throws more accurate and allows the football to fly farther.
You will need these items:
- A football
- Hard work
- Grip the football. The first step in learning how to throw a spiral football is to get a proper grip on the football. Hold the football with your thumb and pointer finger around the back end of the football and your other three fingers on the laces. Make sure you are gripping the football with your fingers because that will give you more control than using your palm.
- Keep the ball up. When you are holding the football, you want to make sure you are holding it up by your chest. This shortens the amount of time it will take to go through your throwing motion, meaning you will be able to get passes off faster when you see an open receiver. It also makes it difficult for a defender to try and swat the football out of your hands.
- Keep good body position. The next step in learning how to throw a spiral football is body position. Your shoulders should be facing the sidelines, that way you can twist your body towards a receiver when you see him open. This extra body movement will put more power on your throws than simply using your arm.
Throw the football. This step in learning how to throw a spiral football is learning the mechanics of throwing a football. Use your front foot to step towards your targeted receiver and use the twist of your body to shift your weight forward. Make sure to keep your arm high on the release to avoid throwing the football short, and snap your wrist at the end of the throw. Follow through with your throwing arm, as if you were reaching toward a pocket on your opposite hip.
- Snap your wrist at the end of the throw. When it comes to learning how to throw a spiral football, the most important thing to remember is to snap your wrist at the end of your throw. The wrist snap is what causes the football to spiral. Once you do this, you have successfully learned how to throw a spiral football. Work on snapping your wrist at the end of throws to keep your spirals tight and your passes accurate.
Posted on: Apr. 23, 2010