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Question Number: 30936

Law 15 - The Throw In 10/22/2016

RE: rec Under 13

Erin Johnson of Oroville , wa usa asks...

During a throw in, can the player twist the body? Even if he throws directly over head, it kind of goes side ways from behind the head. Should reg call bad throw in?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Erin
No issue with twisting the body at a throw in. The key is to ensure that the proper throwing method is adopted which can be easily done with twisting included. All that has happened is that the player has not moved her feet which is not an issue.

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Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

Hi Erin,
twist away, it was a cool dance at one time . The ball is to be delivered from behind and over the head and as far as I know the head swivels on the neck and rotates along the body axis.

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