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Football Field Dimensions

Football Field Dimensions 3 Comments

This guide describes the size dimensions and layouts of all the different types of football fields in the game today.
Common Football Pass Routes

Common Football Pass Routes 4 Comments

Throwing passes is part of playing offense, but using a variety of passes helps make it easier. This guide identifies some of the more common pass routes used on offense.
What is an Onside Kick?

What is an Onside Kick? 7 Comments

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.
Gaps & Holes in Football

Gaps & Holes in Football 2 Comments

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.
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.
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.
How to Throw a Football

How to Throw a Football 12 Comments

The most crucial skill a quarterback should have is the ability to throw the ball well. This guide describes the proper throwing technique to use when making a pass.
Common Offensive Football Formations

Common Offensive Football Formations

For the offense to gain yards, they must use a variety of attacks. This guide identifies some of the more common offensive formations & the types of plays run from them.
Breaking Down Football Game Film

Breaking Down Football Game Film 4 Comments

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.
How to Choose Football Cleats

How to Choose Football Cleats

As far as non-protective equipment goes, nothing's more important than a good pair of cleats. This guide identifies and describes the different types of cleats available.
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 Stances Explained

Football Stances Explained 8 Comments

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.
How to Snap the Football

How to Snap the Football 2 Comments

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.
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.
The Evolution of the Football Helmet

The Evolution of the Football Helmet 1 Comment

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Common Onside Kick Techniques

Common Onside Kick Techniques 2 Comments

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.
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.
How to Earn a Starting Football Position

How to Earn a Starting Football Position 1 Comment

Feel like you're training hard and performing well, but still not starting? This guide features some ways to take your game to the next level and earn a starting spot.
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.
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
Common Defensive Football Formations

Common Defensive Football Formations

Good defense means stopping the different offensive attacks. This guide is an overview of various defensive formations & the situations in which they'd be most effective.
How to Make a Football Tackle

How to Make a Football Tackle 2 Comments

Good defense means stopping the ball carrier, and the key to that is making tackles. This guide breaks the tackle down into key stages, and describes how each works.
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.
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.
Sports that Compliment Football

Sports that Compliment Football 1 Comment

Playing other sports in football's offseason is a great way to stay in shape. This guide is a list of sports that will improve football skills, and the ways they do so.
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.
Essential Quarterback Skills

Essential Quarterback Skills 1 Comment

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.
Football's Officiating Crew Explained

Football's Officiating Crew Explained

Ever wondered why there are so many football officials on the field? This guide identifies the various members of the officiating crew, and explains what each does.
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.
Football's Angle of Pursuit Explained

Football's Angle of Pursuit Explained

Part of making a football tackle is first putting yourself in the right place. This guide describes the process of finding the right angle of pursuit before a tackle.
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.
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.
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.
How to Run the Football

How to Run the Football 1 Comment

The ability to run with the football is one of the most crucial offensive skills in the game. This guide describes the process from handoff to contact with a defender.
Football Glossary

Football Glossary 2 Comments

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.
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.
How to Punt the Football

How to Punt the Football

Though it doesn't happen all that often, punting is an integral part of the game. This guide breaks the punting process down into stages & explains how each part works.
Football Training with Olympic Lifts

Football Training with Olympic Lifts

Looking for a way to improve or add to your workout routine? This guide describes a few common olympic lifts, and explains how using them can make you a better player.
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.
The Art of the Football Block

The Art of the Football Block

Football is a contact game, and no contact is as frequent as the block. This guide explains the purpose of blocking, and the difference between run and pass blocks
Football Positions: Defense

Football Positions: Defense 1 Comment

Stopping the offense is no easy task. The defense has to be prepared for anything. This guide describes the defensive positions, and explains the purpose of each.
How to Catch a Football

How to Catch a Football 1 Comment

The most accurate QB in the world won't do any good if no one can catch passes. This guide describes the proper technique to catch and secure the football from a pass.
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.
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