How to Throw a Football

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Introduction: How to Throw a Football

This instructable documents on how to correctly throw a football.

Step 1: Hand Placement

A) Place hand on ball with index finger closest to the tip of the ball.
B) Place middle finger off the end of the white laces.
C) Place ring finger inbetween second and third laces from the back.
D) Place pinky finger between fourth and fifth laces from the back.
E) Wrap thumb around ball.

Step 2: Stance

A) Place both feet shoulder width apart with throwing shoulder back.
B) Raise with both hands to ear level, with laces facing away from you. (with thumbs together)
C) Face the target with non-throwing shoulder towards the target.

Step 3: Release

A) Cock shoulders back while raising ball two to three inches.
B) Drop non-throwing hand from ball to chest level.
C) Release throwing arm into forward motion.
D) While throwing arm is In forward motion, raise ball above head.
E) While completing step two, three, and four, step forward with leg opposite of throwing hand toward target.

Step 4: Finger Roll

A) While releasing ball of hand, let ball roll off fingers starting with pinky and ending with the index finger.
B) After letting ball roll off fingers, end with index finger pointing toward target.



Step 5: Follow-Through

A) Continue rotating hand until thumb points down while dropping throwing arm down.
B) Bring back leg forward while dropping the throwing arm to the side.
C) Pray that your receiver catches the ball.

Step 6: Video Demonstration

This video shows all steps completed in one sequence.


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    17 Comments

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    matthewlaird1
    matthewlaird1

    Question 7 weeks ago

    How do you throw a bullet with a football my friends can but they dont tell me how hellpp me please

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    Nick Crompton
    Nick Crompton

    3 years ago

    England is my City.

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    MattS418
    MattS418

    Reply 3 years ago

    NO itz mine

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    BonT_00
    BonT_00

    Reply 5 years ago

    Ladies and gentlemen, Chad Henne is in the house...

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    benz_z
    benz_z

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    sorry but thats how u throw a foot ball and by name ain't surely

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    21maglor
    21maglor

    Reply 5 years ago

    hi and ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    patriotsman
    patriotsman

    9 years ago on Step 6

    this really helped me throw farther and better, thanks!

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    tahirhh
    tahirhh

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Even though I'm from england just thought I should mention that the American football is called a football because it was originally a foot long, unlike a British football and wherever else they call soccer football, which is named a football since you play it primarily with your feet.

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    Kaiven
    Kaiven

    11 years ago on Introduction

    It should say American Football, because many people around the world are going to think it is a football... aka soccer ball. Lol nice instructions!

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    snelpiller
    snelpiller

    11 years ago on Introduction

    great instrictable but shouldnt it be "how to throw and american football" ?