Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Playing American Football The Optimal Way

By Avendancher Guerrero Xavier

In the US there is a game called soccer, that is called football everywhere else, so football in America needs to be called American football. On each play of an American football game, both sides must have eleven players on the field. It takes many players to make an American football, even though only eleven play at any one time. Competition to be selected to join a football team can be very tough depending on the available pool to choose from.

Smaller high schools usually have a different attitude by keeping everyone who tries out for the football team. The bigger schools, with lots of competition do not have to keep everyone, so some will not make the team. To understanding the game of football, it is a matter of knowing all of the individual positions.

The job of the linebackers is to cover receivers during pass plays, but they may also charge the quarterback during a blitz. The last line of defense is the secondary, consisting of the defensive backs. The secondary will be a minimum of three players whose roles are related to passing situations. During pass plays , it is the responsibility of the defensive backs to keep the receivers from catching the passes thrown by the quarterback. The play that has been called affects the position of the offensive line. The tight end is an offensive position that has several possible roles. Firstly, the tight end will be positioned beside the line, but it isn't a part of the core offensive line. This position can act as a wide receiver during pass plays, so it can be a used to catch a pass. Then they can play as part of the offensive line to give protection to the backfield. The tight end can help the line to create hole for the runner if the play is a running play.

Simply stated, each football team has an offense side and a defensive side. The size of the defensive line is always the result of the play for that down. If there is a blitz in the play, six players may be in the defensive line. This is the front line, and it is up to them to engage the offensive line. The defensive line and linebackers will work to stop the offensive running backs if they try to run the ball. Also, it is their job to allow the linebackers to gain access to the offensive backfield to tackle the quarterback before he can pass the ball. And finally, the defense, if it is strong enough, can actually push the offensive line back in order to gain yardage.

Football is about many things, and proper planning and preparation each week during the season must be done. Grade school and high school kids are now required to do a lot of training to prepare for the games they play. Some people think high school kids aren't ready for this level of competition. Steroid use at the high school level is a commonplace event, especially where the competition is the most fierce.

One profession that absolutely must know everything there is to know about athletics and sports safety is the teaching profession. Instructors are looked up to more and more these days, and often times educators are also coaches. That's why it's very crucial to stay up to date on the latest information regarding sports and sports safety.

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