Why do we Spin Pass a Rugby Ball
Rugby is a fast-paced sport where you have to really got to keep your eye on the ball. When players pass the ball to one another, you have noticed that it can spin as it flies through the air. You can spin the ball in three different axes.
End over end along its side or along its length, passing the ball head-on, means that it’s more aerodynamic than throwing it on its side. But why spin the ball, instead of just passing it with no spin to find out why read on or watch the video below
Rugby balls are funny shape, which means, when you throw it, it has a wobble through the pass. So if you want to get a long pass to your own player make sure that your long pass is accurate , you need to reduce the wobble, otherwise it will go anywhere
So if you spin it as you pass it, the ball is more likely to go exactly where you want it to go. First of all, get your hand position on the ball correctly. So if you’re passing right-to-left, you want your right hand on the base of the ball, squeeze hard with your fingertips, and the power and spin comes from your right hand pass across your body.
If you’re passing left to right, you want your left hand near the bottom of the ball, and you spin that way across your body and then the final tip is once you release the ball. Leave with your hands facing the target, or you want it to go so spinning.
The ball makes it more stable and accurate. When passing. The reason for this is because it acts like, a spinning top. If we take this spinning top and try and balance it on its tip, it falls over, but if we give it a spin, it stays upright.
The reason it doesn’t topple over is because of the law of conservation of angular momentum. When the top is spinning, it has angular momentum and because angular momentum is conserved, it will resist any change to send it another way its because the top is spinning in one axis.
It will resist moving or tipping over in another axis, because that would mean changing its momentum. The same thing happens: we try with the rugby ball, place it on its end and it falls over give it a spin and it stays upright.
So when you pass the ball, it rotates on its side and still acts like a spinning top it’s. Angular momentum causing it to resist any little wobbles from side to side, meaning it’s, much more stable and easier for the other player to catch that all-important path.
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Remember spinning the ball makes it more stable and accurate when passing