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Common Football Slang Terms

Common Football Slang Terms

Some football terms are very technical and literal, while others are more figurative in nature. This guide identifies & explains six very common slang football terms.
Traits of a Good Football Captain

Traits of a Good Football Captain

Though the coaches are technically in charge, the captain should be the leader of a team. This guide features three characteristics that a football captain should embody.
Football Drills for Introducing Physicality

Football Drills for Introducing Physicality

It’s important to help new and young players get acclimated to football’s physical nature. This guide features a few drills that will help do just that.
The Evolution of the Football Helmet

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Though helmets are mandatory in today’s game, football was once played without any head protection whatsoever. Learn about the football helmet’s creation and evolution.
Contact Drills for Football

Contact Drills for Football

Football’s a physical game, so it’s important to focus on contact situations during practice. Read on for some drills that help players embrace football’s physicality.
Making a Pre-game Routine in Football

Making a Pre-game Routine in Football

It’s up to the coach to control his players’ excitement and nervousness before kick-off. This football guide explains how to create an effective pre-game routine.
Types of Football Kicking Tees

Types of Football Kicking Tees

Except for the punt, using a tee makes all the various types of football kicks easier. This guide looks at the different types of tees used in the game today.
Overtime Rules in Football

Overtime Rules in Football

When a football game is tied after the fourth quarter ends, extra time is needed to decide the winner. This guide looks at how football’s overtime period works.
Defensive Tactics in Football

Defensive Tactics in Football

Defensive players all have the same goal: Stop the offense. How they accomplish this goal, though, differs. Learn about common defensive tactics in this football guide
How to Read the Defense in Football

How to Read the Defense in Football

The defense’s formation can expose their play, leading to easy yards or points for the offense. Learn more about how to read defenses in this football guide
Five Tips for Youth Football Parents

Five Tips for Youth Football Parents

Letting a child play youth football can lead to many questions on the parents’ end. This guide provides some useful insight for parents of youth football players.
How to Take the Snap in Football

How to Take the Snap in Football

With the exception of kickoffs, every play in football starts once the ball is snapped. This guide explains how the quarterback should take the snap from the center.
Football Rules & Regulations

Football Rules & Regulations

Though it can seem chaotic at times, there is a long & detailed list of rules that structure the game of football. Learn about some of the more important rules here.
History of Football

History of Football

The football that's played today has evolved quite a bit since its creation. Learn more about how the game has developed over the years.
Football Field Dimensions

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This guide describes the size dimensions and layouts of all the different types of football fields in the game today.
How to Snap the Football

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Though it happens very quickly, the snap is one of the most crucial aspects of football. This guide describes the two most common ways of snapping the ball.
Football Glossary

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Check out this Football glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
Handling Difficult Football Parents

Handling Difficult Football Parents

Working as a youth football coach is enjoyable, but dealing with parents can sometimes be a problem. Here are some tips for dealing with difficult, over-zealous parents.
Essential Quarterback Skills

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Of all the football positions, quarterback is almost unanimously accepted as the most important. This guide highlights the skills needed to be a successful quarterback.
Types of Linebackers

Types of Linebackers

Most football players have a fixed set of responsibilities, but not linebackers: They handle the duties of linemen and backs. Find out what it takes to play linebacker.
Picking the Right Type of Football Cleats

Picking the Right Type of Football Cleats

With so many options available, finding the right pair of football cleats can be a trying task. This guide compares two types of football cleats: Molded and detachable.
Gaps & Holes in Football

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There are two ways of referring to the spaces between offensive linemen in football: Gaps & holes. This guide explains how these terms are used in creating a gameplan.
Common Onside Kick Techniques

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When the game's on the line, sometimes it pays to take risks. This guide breaks down two popular onside kick techniques: the pop-up, and the drag&dribble.
Football's Fair Catch Kick Explained

Football's Fair Catch Kick Explained

Of all the ways to score points in football, the fair catch kick is the most obscure and rarely used. This guide explains what the fair catch kick is and how it works.
What is an Onside Kick?

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Usually the ball goes from one team to the other on a kickoff, but there’s no rule requiring a change of possession. This guide explains the onside kick in football.
How to Treat Concussions in Football

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Recent developments have been made in regards to treating concussed football players. This guide outlines the current method for handling players with concussions.
An Overview of Concussions in Football

An Overview of Concussions in Football

Concussions are one of the most concerning injuries that can occur when playing football. This guide explains what a concussion is, and identifies some key symptoms.
Football Training in the Offseason

Football Training in the Offseason

The end of football season shouldn’t mean the end of staying in shape. This guide identifies some ways to stay in game shape during the offseason.
How to Stay Involved with Football

How to Stay Involved with Football

Hanging up the cleats doesn’t mean leaving football forever. This guide identifies a few ways to stay involved with the game after you stop playing.
How to Become a Football Coach

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Transitioning from football player to coach can be a very rewarding experience. This guide identifies some of the key points to consider in becoming a football coach.
Types of Football Facemasks

Types of Football Facemasks

The helmet is the most important piece of football equipment, but the facemask is a close second. This guide identifies different types & styles of facemasks used today.
Styles of Carrying the Football

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When carrying the football, the ball carrier’s goal is to keep the play alive as long as possible. This guide explores how the ball carrier can out-maneuver defenders.
Common Football Fouls

Common Football Fouls

Football has a lot of different rules and whistle-blowing. This guide identifies some of the more common rules in the game, and explains their consequences.
Two Unique Football Formations

Two Unique Football Formations

Sometimes winning a game requires using a new or unusual strategy. This guide identifies and explains two atypical offensive personnel formations.
Youth Football Blocking Drills

Youth Football Blocking Drills

One of the most important skills in football is being able to block an opposing player. This guide introduces some simple drills to help youth players learn how to block.
What is Flag Football?

What is Flag Football?

Tackle football is the most popular form of the game, but other variations exist. This guide introduces flag football, one of the most accessible forms of football.
Top Ten NFL Football Stadiums

Top Ten NFL Football Stadiums

Each team in the NFL has their own unique stadium. This guide identifies 10 stadiums that are worth experiencing, and highlights a few noteworthy features for each one.
Common Football Referee Signals

Common Football Referee Signals

It can be difficult to follow all the action in one play, so officials use signals to relay information after each is done. This guide identifies some common game signals
Common Football Injuries & Treatments

Common Football Injuries & Treatments

Football is a rough game, and players get hurt sometimes. This guide identifies injures that frequently occur while playing, and explains how they should be treated.
Football's Option Offense Explained

Football's Option Offense Explained

There are hundreds of different types of offensive plays in use. This guide focuses on one particular type of play that's spawned whole offensive schemes: the option run.
Football's Game Structures

Football's Game Structures

To the uninitiated, football can be a confusing and intimidating game. This guides identifies and explains the main characteristics that give football its structure.
Common Offensive Football Schemes

Common Offensive Football Schemes

Though teams can either run or pass the ball on offense, the overall strategy is more complicated than that. This guide identifies common offensive schemes.
Breaking Down Football Game Film

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Every football team's strategy is made up of different strategic elements. This guide explains how you can recognize those elements by watching game footage.
Football's Two-minute Drill Explained

Football's Two-minute Drill Explained

Things can get exciting at the end of an exciting game, but they can also get confusing. This guide explains the strategy behind the offensive Two-minute Drill strategy.
Characteristics of a Good Football Coach

Characteristics of a Good Football Coach

Ever wonder what it takes to become a good football coach? It’s actually not that complicated. This guide identifies a few key characteristics of good football coaches.
Football Agility & Endurance Exercises

Football Agility & Endurance Exercises

Quick feet make for quick football players. This guide is a collection of training activities designed to boost players' endurance, coordination and agility.
Football's Defensive Pass Coverages

Football's Defensive Pass Coverages

Although it may look like defending against the pass is all random reaction, there is actually some strategy involved. This guide highlights several common pass coverages
Football's Trick Plays

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Football is often a straight-forward game, but sometimes success requires a bit of deception. This guide features some of the more common types of trick plays seen today.
Football Training Equipment

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Simulation exercises and training drills are very useful in helping players improve, but they can be made even better. This guide features common training accessories.
Football Stances Explained

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Why do some players start out standing up, while others are hunched over before the snap? This guide identifies three common stances, and explains the benefits of each.
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