As the ball is released from the hand, it should come off the pinkie finger first and then the ring finger and so on until finally it separates itself from the index finger. An easy—and funny—way to coach this technique is by telling the kids to “flick a booger” off their finger as they finish the throw. This might sound a little gross, but it will get a lot of laughs, and more important, it will teach the kids to let the ball go with the index finger and flip the wrist down as they finish their throws.
Whether it be intangibles such as leadership and poise or physical abilities such as throwing on the run or moving in the pocket, much more goes into being a great quarterback than just knowing how to pass. This, however, will lay the proper foundation for any players who go on to play quarterback at a higher level. Take your time; don’t be in a hurry to teach them everything about passing all at once. Kids learn slowly, but what they come to understand at this age will last them a lifetime.
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