This instructable documents on how to correctly throw a football.
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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.