How to Throw an American Football

Introduction: How to Throw an American Football

This beginners tutorial will teach you how to throw an American football properly and even how to twirl it.


American football

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Step 1: Step 1 How to Hold

Hold the ball by putting your fingers on the white stripes and your thumb underneath the ball.

Step 2: Step 2 Posture

You hold the ball at head height with the ball roughly 10 cm of the side of you head with your legs slightly bent.

Step 3: Step 3 Throwing the Ball

Throw the ball, retract the second hand and when releasing the ball, move your hand down to spin the ball side ways for better aerodynamics.

Step 4: Step 4 Important Notes

Throw the ball both forward and slightly up on an arc. When you are about to throw take a step forward to give extra energy and most importantly: HAVE FUN.

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