When I throw my top people said I have to throw backwards. But when I do that my top rolls sideways. What’s the problem?

What top are you trowing?
How long is the string?
Is the top unwinding all the way before it hits the ground?
Are your shoe laces tied?
If everything is set up right - the string is the right size for the top, and it is wound correctly - the tip should be pointing up toward you when you throw it.

Yey! I finally got it (I practiced for 2hours LOL)