You must throw thousands of times before this skill is really learned, so keep throwing.

Prepare your body

  • Head up eyes on target¬†
  • Stands with side of body facing the target
  • Show ball to your toes (start with ball low)

Backswing (1. nose 2..shows)

  • Bring the ball to your nose (ball up beside head)
  • Show to someone behind you (stretch arm far back)

Forward Motion (3. throws)

  • Step with foot opposite of throwing arm
  • Arm moves forward forcefully
  • Shoulder and hip follow the arm


  • Let the ball go in the direction of target

Follow through

  • Throwing arm continues to move across your body

The back swing and follow through of arm and body are what gives a throw its power, distance, and speed.