Can you throw a perfect spiral, catch a pop fly, shoot a free throw, serve a volleyball, dribble a soccer ball and roll a strike? It’s about time you learned these must-have skills.
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To throw a football in a perfect spiral, grip it:
Start with your weight on your back foot, extend your non-throwing arm in front of you for balance, shift your weight to your front foot as you throw, and snap your wrist down as you release to increase your spiral.
To catch a pop fly, keep your arm up and your elbow:
If you lock your elbow, you make have difficulty absorbing the impact of the ball. The experts at eHow point out this increases the chance that the ball will bounce out of your glove.
Where should your glove be if you’re expecting to field a ground ball in baseball?
You’ll be able to respond quickly if you keep your body low and your glove at or below knee level. Run up on slow balls. Use your throwing hand to stop fast-moving balls from rolling up your glove and socking you in the face.
The power for a proper free throw comes from:
NBA player Kareem Rush breaks it down like this: First, put your dominant foot on the free throw line and keep your knees bent. Then lift your shooting arm up to a 90-degree angle and push off with your heels, moving up on your toes and snapping your shooting wrist down as you release.
When you float serve a volleyball (as opposed to a jump serve), should you follow through with your wrist?
Start with your weight on your back foot; hold the ball in your non-hitting hand straight out in front of you; throw it a couple of feet above your head, and as it falls, slap the back of the ball straight over the net without snapping your wrist. You want a clean, crisp movement.
To dribble a soccer ball and move it down the field, use:
While you’re using the inside of both feet, don’t forget to keep your head up and look where you’re going. Practice at a slow pace until you’re comfortable not looking down as you move forward.
To up your chances of bowling a strike, imagine you are doing this as you release the ball:
The 90-degree rotation of your wrist as you release the ball puts the proper spin on it as it travels down the lane. If you’re right-handed, keep your eye on the lower right-hand edge of the front pin as you release. If you’re left-handed, keep your eye on the lower left-hand edge. Imagine that you are clapping your hands.
How high should you throw a tennis ball for a basic serve?
For the basic serve, practice throwing the ball so that it peaks about a foot in front of you at the level equal to the top tip of your racquet when it’s extended above you.
How should you hold the baseball if you want to throw a curve ball?
Holding the ball tightly between your thumb and pointer finger, snap the ball down and to the right on release.
If you want to dive into a pool, make sure it’s at least this deep:
Don’t attempt to dive in less than 9 feet of water.
When stretching, should you bounce?
Bouncing produces small tears in your muscles. Hold your stretches for at least 15 seconds.