Introduction: How to Throw a Football Correctly
Step by Step Instructions by Rueben Ybarra
Step 1: Analyze the Football and Find the Grip That Best Fits You
Not too tight, not too loose; using the fingertips on your dominate hand as your main points of contact.
Step 2: Place Pinky and Ring Fingers Between the Laces
While your index and pointer fingers are placed on the rear end along the seams.
Step 3: Use Your Dominant Arm and Grab the Ball Tucking It Close to Your Ear
Try to keep your elbow out at a 90 degree angle and your arm out and perpendicular to your body.
Step 4: Tuck Your Non-dominate Arm Close to Your Chest Like a Chicken Wing
Step 5: Set Your Base by Facing Perpendicular to the Direction or Object You’re Throwing at
Square your feet at shoulder width apart and putting a slight bend in your knees.
Step 6: Look at the Object You’re Throwing at
Look at the object you’re throwing at and envision the path the ball
will take. This helps your accuracy
Step 7: Step Through With Your Lead Foot
Do almost a skip/hop step to start your momentum
Step 8: Rotate Your Hips
Rotate your hips into your throwing direction to increase power
Step 9: Simultaneously, Swing Your Throwing Arm Forward Like Somewhat of a Karate Chop
Simultaneously, swing your throwing arm forward like somewhat of a karate chop, and throw an elbow with the other arm to add momentum.
Step 10: Release the Ball at the Top of Your Chop
Release the ball at the top of your chop before you feel your arm in a downward motion
Step 11: When You Release the Ball, Let It Fly Out of Your Hand
Allow your index finger to be the last to leave it allowing it to guide the ball.