The Football
American football uses an inflated, egg-shaped ball (scientifically known as an ‘Oblate spheroid’) with pointed ends. This symmetrical shape allows  players to throw the ball with a spiral (not wobbling). Early footballs were often made of inflated pig bladders, which led many to refer to a football as “pigskin.” Professional and collegiate football regulations require […]
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Football Game Rules
The sport of American football has several rules just like any other sport. In a High-School football there are total of 5 officials, or referees (NFL games have 7 officials)  that are on the field with the players. Each ‘ref’ has a particular area they focus on, but any ref can spot and call an infraction […]
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Tackling
Just like any other team sport, football games are won and lost on the fundamental basics of the game.  Show me a team that can block, tackle and execute, and I’ll show you a winning team.  Want to be a beast of a tackler?  It’s simple to learn and really fun once you get it down. […]
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Blocking
Have you ever played basketball or have you ever heard a basketball coach teaching his players to widen their base and extend the hips for leverage?  Well, it’s no different when it comes to applying proper blocking techniques.  I don’t care if you’re a lineman or a receiver, you can’t block effectively without a wide […]
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Rushing
Great runners have great instincts.  They also have great vision and understand how to let their blocking develop.  You can’t just run towards where the hole is suppose to be at hundred miles an hour!  You have to let your blocking develop.  If, after you let the blocking develop, there is no hole you can then let your vision […]
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Throwing
There are two ways that the offense can advance the ball down the field, rushing(running) or throwing. Generally the more advanced players in the NFL throw the ball more than College and High School teams. Youth football throws the ball rarely because it requires a skilled quarterback and orchestrated blocking and route running by his […]
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Catching
Catching the football is a combination of extreme concentration and controlled relaxation.  You can’t catch the football if you don’t concentrate but you also can’t catch the football if you are stiff as a board when it hits you in the hands!  A great player is relaxed enough that when the ball hits him in […]
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Kicking
The kicking game is astronomically important in football, especially when you move up to High School, and even more so at the College and Professional level.  However, a good kicking game often get’s overlooked until those waning seconds when a game-winning kick is needed. That being said, in a typical 12 game season having a […]
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