Overhand Throw | Ophea Teaching Tools

Overhand Throw

Propelling an object forward using an overhand movement.

Overhand Throw
  • Stand with feet apart, facing sideways with weight on back foot. Hold ball with fingers
  • Throwing arm lengthens down and back behind body
  • Eyes remain on target
  • Foot opposite to the throwing hand is forward. Rotate body to face target, transferring weight onto the front foot. Straighten throwing arm
  • Keep ball above ear level
  • Point throwing hand towards target
  • Release ball slightly above and in front of head
  • Throwing arm follows through down and across the body
I can also...
  • throw a football
  • throw a foam javelin
  • overhand strike a beach ball
Self Check Questions:
  • Is the foot opposite to my throwing arm forward?
  • Is my body turned sideways to the target as I prepare to throw?
  • Do I follow through with my throwing arm across my body?
  • Do I look at my target when I release the object?
  • Can I follow a moving target and adjust my throw accordingly?