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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Become a Football Coach

How to Become a Football Coach 2 Comments

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World of Football Linemen

The World of Football Linemen 1 Comment

Linemen on both sides of the ball have some tough jobs. This guide identifies the offensive & defensive linemen positions, and explains the role of each of them.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Styles of Carrying the Football

Styles of Carrying the Football 1 Comment

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.
Football's Trick Plays

Football's Trick Plays 1 Comment

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

Football Training Equipment 1 Comment

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.
How to Treat Concussions in Football

How to Treat Concussions in Football 1 Comment

Recent developments have been made in regards to treating concussed football players. This guide outlines the current method for handling players with concussions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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'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.
Special Teams in Football: Scoring

Special Teams in Football: Scoring

This guide covers all the different ways that points can be scored in special teams situations, including field goals, PATs, and 2-point conversions.
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.
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.
Tips for Football Student-athletes

Tips for Football Student-athletes

A high schooler's life is pretty busy, and it only gets busier for football players. This guide features some ways to help student-athletes balance football and school.
Special Teams in Football: Kicking

Special Teams in Football: Kicking

Special teams structures play a unique and specific role in football. This guide explains one of their main functions: transferring possession of the ball between teams.
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