Hi, I’m Ryan McCann, and we’re going to talk
about how to throw a football like a pro. First of all you want to start with a good
base. Good foundation to throw from. Once you get that; well, that requires just a good
solid foundation where you’re in balance and if somebody comes to push you, you’re, you
know, you’re set. At that point, square up you’re shoulders to where you’re throwing,
take a nice step, throw it. There are a lot of different ways that you can throw a football.
The main thing that you need to focus on are two hands on the ball. So, if somebody comes
up from behind you or in front of you, they don’t knock it out of your hand. So, don’t
be swinging around like this. Two hands on the ball and you want to keep the ball ideally
up, up around your shoulders. You don’t want to carry the ball down here because what that
does it causes you to have a slow release. And the further along you progress in your
career, the quicker the decisions need to be, and the quicker you need to get rid of
the football. So, you might as well learn young. Have the ball here and have the quickest
release as possible meaning don’t take the ball here and then drop it down here to throw
it. Have the ball here, boom, quick release. You guys can watch John Elway; holds the ball
here, doesn’t even wind up, throws it from there. Dan Marino, another great release.
Other things to know about throwing a football, like I said, about earlier, gripping the football;
whatever is comfortable to you, just as long as you get a nice feel and spiral. When you
throw a football, you don’t throw it like a baseball like this. You throw a football
like this, boom. So, what happens is, is the ball comes out, comes out of your hand and
spirals to give it the ultimum trajectory to your target.