Friday, May 14, 2010

Throwing the Fade

Quick notes on throwing the fade ball:
  1. Do NOT over stride, always take a short, controlled stride while throwing.
  2. Pretend you are throwing over a bar, release the ball out in front of your body, and emphasize a long, proper follow through (hand finishing at the inside of opposite hip).
  3. Do NOT muscle the football, keep the upper body relaxed and let if fly.
  4. Following through is going to give the football the proper "drop in" motion.
  5. Do not throw at the receiver, lead him, dropping the ball in over the shoulder closest to the sideline.
  6. Throw the ball from the numbers and out, anything inside the numbers gives the safety an opportunity to come over top and make a play.