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Football Basics for Kids (and some adults
A football team is made up of 3 units.
The units are called the Offense, Defense and Special Teams. Each
team my have 11 players on the field at one time.
Offense Team Leader on Field:
Quarterback Joe Flacco
Score points as follows
Touch Down 6 points
Extra Point 1 Point (A kick after a touch down)
Go For 2 Points (try to get a touch down type point after a touch down for
Field Goal 3 points (the ball is kicked to score the points)
Each time the Offense moves the ball 10
Yards they get a 1st down. They have 4 downs to try to move the ball
or score. Most teams Punt (kick off) the ball to the other team if
they are on 4th down. 1 yard is the same as 3 feet.
POINTS !!! And how they add up!
- The biggest goal for an offense, every time they take possession
of the ball, is to score a touchdown. To score a touchdown, a player must
carry the ball across the opposition's goal line, or catch a pass in the
end zone. Once the ball crosses the plane of the goal line while it is in
a player's possession, it is scored a touchdown. A touchdown is worth six
- The team scoring a touchdown is given the bonus of trying to add one or
two more points. These are called extra point conversion attempts.
- If a team elects to go for two extra points, they will line up at the
two-yard line and make one attempt at either running or passing the ball
into the end zone. If they make it, they are awarded two points. If they
don't, they get no extra points.
- They can also elect to go for just one extra point by kicking the ball
through the goal posts from the two-yard line.
- Another way for a team to score is by kicking a field goal. When a team
finds themselves in a fourth-down situation, many times they will attempt
to kick a field goal if they feel they are close enough for their kicker
to kick the football between the upright bars of the goal post in the
opponent's endzone. A field goal is worth three points.
- A team can also pick up two points by tackling an opponent possessing
the ball in their own end zone. This is called a safety!
Touchdown = 6 points
Extra Point Conversion = 1 point
Two-Point Conversion = 2 points
Field Goal = 3 points
Safety= 2 points
Defense Team Leader on Field: RAY LEWIS !!!
Prevent Scores, Interceptions (Catching the ball and creating a
turnover!), Creating Fumbles (turnover on the ground) and recovering
Fumbles. Also the goal of the Defense is to prevent the Offense from