My son a football prodigy?

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  1. Eric_L

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    Let me start my saying I suck at football. I truly am lame at it. Can't throw a decent spiral to save my life. I don't even like watching it.

    So my 7 yr old son gets a nerf ball for camp last week. I show him how to hold it and throw it.

    His very first throw is like a missile - perfect spiral straight as an arrow.

    And his second

    and his third....

    After playing for a while he threw maybe 1 dud in 5 throws. And his duds look like my regular throw.

    Catching the ball is a whole new issue - he isn't very good at that.

    Now - given my limited experience - is this normal or is he talented?
     
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    Amazing, fantastic, you son is a true prodigy!!!

    OR maybe you're a proud father. "Oh look he pointed at the ducky! He's a genius[​IMG]

    Brent

    You can't throw a spiral HA HA!
     
  3. Steve_Tk

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    I heard that Joe Montanna's first throw was a good one. I wouldn't start thinking about something like this at this kids age. School, education, good morals are all 10 times more important than sports. They should be something kids do for fun, then maybe around 9th grade if they are talented then go from there. Don't try to breed an athlete because you want one.

    And lastly, a nerf football is about the easiest thing to throw regardless of age. They are designed so that everyone can throw them well.
     
  4. Markus Lidstrom

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    You didn't blitz him fast enough and he had time to get off good throws. Try trash talking to throw him off his game too (be sure to say bad things about his mother).

    Should even up the field a little bit.
     
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    Hahaha... it's good that you're proud of him, anyway.
     
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    I would hire an agent and try to get a fat Nike contract. Sell your house, buy a mansion, etc. Try to cash in on the kid's talent early on. Why wait?[​IMG]
     
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    I can't throw regular footballs, I can throw NERFs OK though, my small hands are not good for footballs, which is why I am so into cycling. [​IMG]

    Jay
     
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    If the kid likes to play football I would get him into a Pop Warner or flag football league, if he doesn't, than you can always just play catch. Not sure what age Pop Warner and the like start at but he would have fun.
     
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    I think Steve brought up some good points.
     
  13. Shawn C

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    My 16-month old son tries to pull the plug out of his little football with his teeth.

    BUT, he does "throw" it, straight down.

    He will say "football" when he sees it, and sometime says "football" to the TV when a game is on. It's sorta like "butbaw", but you get the idea.
     
  14. Jack Shappa

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    My 5-year old can do the same with a real football, so your kid must just be normal [​IMG]

    - Jack
     
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    I can't throw a spiral. [​IMG]
     
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    I've read quite a few accounts of school yard prodigys. One observation they have made when turning pro, is that the speed of the game is much faster and the players hit a lot harder. As long as he knows that going in, he should be fine.

     
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