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Here's a tricky one. What height should the ball be thrown for a lineout?

is there a specific height that the ball should travel while being thrown into the line out

Hi Kakuru,

We put this question out on our Facebook page and John Slade answered by saying that "there is no height restriction" and Kevin Burgess answered with a rhetorical question asking "How high can the jumper jump?"

Your players' jumping and lifting abilities are the limit in this case.

Hope this was the answer you were looking for!
Thanks!

Coaching a HS team. We kids, two sic foot lifters helping a six foot jumper, should be able to bring down a 13 foot ball. That's if everybody's form is good.

can i roll the ball like a scrum downinto the lineout as long it aint biased

 

More to the point; what type of throw is best? We use this concept with our Under 16 group where supporting the jumper is allowed; If the ball is to our front jumper then the order is; put him up then hit him with the ball; middle jumper throw and jump together so they meet at the top of the jump, to the back throw first then jumper goes up to meet the ball. Works for us....

As long as ball is put in straight and goes at least 5m. You can put in under arm or the more traditional put in From above the head.

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