How to Throw a Football

How to Throw a Football? Easy 6 Steps

Football is undoubtedly one of the greatest sports in human history. With some of the easiest fundamentals and rules for the game, it is easy for anyone to pick up. However, in some cases, it can be challenging for even professionals to grip one basic element. The element being; how to throw a football.

Surprising, isn’t it?

But, this basic fundamental idea of throwing a football can be quite challenging. However, it is not impossible in the slightest.

That is why we are here to tell you the steps you need to follow to do just that without a hitch.

Let's begin!

How to Throw a Football

Learning the proper way to throw a football isn’t a walk in the park. You have to follow a few steps properly to do it the right way.


Failing to do that, you won’t be able to learn this skill and will fail to become a quality football player. To help you out, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step guide on learning to throw a football perfectly.

Step 1: Grab the Ball

Pick the ball up, and place your middle finger on top of the white laces on the side of the football. Make sure that your thumb is wrapped around the ball and gripped tightly.

Step 2: Take Position and Grab the Ball with Both Your Hands

Once you have grabbed onto the ball properly, lift it closer towards your face. Make sure you place both your hands on the ball, and it is near your chest level just underneath your chin.

Step 3: Get the Stance Right

This is one of the most important steps in this process. Getting the stance right is key. A good stance is the source of a footballer’s power. Start by spreading both your legs and lift the ball up higher closer towards your face. Maintain the grip and make sure the ball is lifted slightly above your neck level.

Step 4: Begin to Throw

Now let's get ready to throw that ball. To do so, begin by lifting the ball a bit higher than before. Preferably lift the ball up to your ear level. Make sure you are still gripping onto the ball tightly and have your stance just right. It helps if you hunch your back during this process.


After which you will want to take a few steps back while dropping the ball down to your chest level. Then continue on by taking your non-ball throwing hand off the ball.

Step 5: Move Your Feet

While in the momentum, after you have taken your feet back a few steps earlier on, plant your dominant feet a step forward on the ground. This momentum will lead you onto throwing the ball. Make sure to be very careful with your feet work.

Step 6: Begin the Release

This is the point where you will want to raise the ball a bit higher. If your footwork is just right, then this should be a piece of cake. The momentum will lead you as will release your throwing arm forward and let go of the ball.

If you can complete up to step six without any hassle, for an added challenge, you can try to do a finger roll. Simply roll your fingers, curling them right in between the moment of release. This will create a spin, making the ball move further and faster with ease.


And, lo and behold, you have done it! If you have followed our step-by-step process, then congratulations, you have mastered the art of throwing a ball. Try to make the process smoother and more fluid, and always remember to have fun when out on the field!

Good luck!

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