Throwing a football poses a problem for many people because of the ball's size and unique shape. But with a little practice, you can throw like a pro. More or less. A lot of it has to do with grip and hand size. The bigger hands you have, the easier throwing the ball will be.
Grip the football by interlacing your fingers between the football's laces and seams.
Protect the ball by cradling it with two hands, and hold it just under your chin as you step back to throw.
Cock your throwing arm back with your elbow bent.
Extend your free arm in front of you for balance; point the arm and hand at your target.
Keep your shoulders level for a short pass (10 yards or less); dip the shoulder of your throwing arm for longer distances.
Snap your arm forward and follow through with your shoulders and hips as your weight shifts to your front foot.
Release the ball when your arm is slightly above your head and out to the side.
Add velocity and spiral to the ball by flicking your wrist and fingers just as you release it.
Finish with your index finger pointing forward and down, and with your palm facing the ground.
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