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How do you throw a perfect football spiral?


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2015-07-16 19:33:29
2015-07-16 19:33:29

You take the football and make sure your holding the laces correctly which is having at least two or more fingers between the laces and pointing to your target with the speed you want it to go. When you throw the ball let your fingers roll of the laces. It takes practice, but once you get the hang of it, it will become easier and easier.

Another way is space your hands out on the laces as much as you can and flick your wrist. It will feel very weird at first, but then you will find out it works very well!

When you throw a football, you should grasp the ball in the palm of your hand, with your thumb on one side and your fingers spread, but fingertips touching the laces of the ball, on the other. Pull your arm back until the football is near your ear. As you move your arm forward in a throwing motion, gently pull down on the laces to send the ball off your fingers in a spiraling, spinning motion. This motion gives the ball a fast spiraling motion, sending it firmly through the air toward the receiver.

Which should you do first when you throw a football?

  • Hold the ball in the palm of your hand.
  • Spread your fingertips along the laces of the ball.
  • move your arm back until the ball is near your ear.
  • Pull gently downward on the laces of the ball.

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