Man throwing football.
Photo by Rob Paine


Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Note: Rain Date Wednesday, September 21. Same location.


Wakefield District Park
8100 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003

Event Directors

Chuck Kleymeyer and Melissa Nester
Questions about the football throw event? Email Chuck Kleymeyer or Melissa Nester.

Results and Records

See the results of the NVSO 2021 football throw event.


See photographs of the NVSO 2021 football throw event.


General Rules
Please go here for rules covering all events.

Football Throw Rules
Competition will be in men’s and women’s divisions in 5-year age groups (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+). This event will be judged on distance and accuracy. NVSO will supply the footballs. Men use Standard size College/NFL footballs, Women use Youth footballs.

  A) General Rules

  • The throwing area will include a line behind which all throws must be made. Feet must remain behind the line during the throw and the follow through. An accuracy measuring tape will extend from the throwing line to a distance of 200 feet.
  • Each throw will be recorded as the total distance thrown, minus the distance from the accuracy measuring tape on either side of the tape.
  • Each participant will be given 3 throws, all of which will be recorded. A competitor may skip attempts and the best attempt will count.
  • In the event of a tie, the second best throw will determine the winner.