Football coloring Kid, you love a football coloring book but don’t know the game of pigskin?
Coloring football Kid, would you believe five facts about football will put you in the know?
Let’s get started…
- Football History
- Football Fundamentals
- Organized Football Structure
- Players’ Skills Levels
- Football Season
1. Football History
American football comes from rugby football. The first major football game was won by Rutgers University (score – 6) against Princeton University (score – 4). Their war was in 1869 — four years after the Civil War.
Coloring football boy, the main idea of football is still the same. Football fans still yell, “Run that football!”, “Throw it!”, “Kick it!”, and “Score man, score!”
2. Football Fundamentals
Coloring kid, you must get the ball into your opponent’s end zone.
Get yourself an egg-shaped, air-filled leather ball to throw, catch or kick.
Follow the rules and regulations. No running “any-which-a-way” with the football, man!
Only two teams can square off. Your team and the other guy’s team must have eleven players on the field at one time. Smaller football leagues use fewer than eleven guys.
The teams take turns playing offensive (trash talking is allowed), then playing defensive (cry baby guys are not allowed).
The offensive team possesses the ball until they score, or fail to gain 10 yards in four tries, or loses the ball to the defensive team.
The defensive team tries to stop the offense from gaining yardage or scoring. The defense tries to steal the ball, too.
3. Organized Football Structure
Do you love knocking people down, kid? Is screaming in a big guy’s face your dream
come true? Is slamming a little guy into planet Earth your idea of fun?
Well, Coloring football kid, tackle football is for you…
NO! Football coloring Kid, no scratching or spitting! “Eye-gouging and kicking?” NO! “Choke holds and pistol whipping?!” NO! Don’t get greedy, kid…
Here is a little lowdown info to help understand organized football structure:
Teams may change their players as long as 11 guys are on the field.
Scrimmage is the action once the ball is snapped (quickly given) to the Quarterback by his Center until the ball is dead.
Line of Scrimmage is an invisible field line where teams face each other. Now get this…
Both teams can have three specialized teams where players have one or more roles.
Here are a few roles…
I. The Specialized Offense Team must score or gain yardage to win.
The Quarterback leader gets the ball from his Center man — his second brain. The QB throws the ball to a Receiver, or hands it to a Running Back or runs the ball himself (gutsy!).
The Offense Line is five Mack trucks. They power protect the Passer, block, and leave tread marks on defense players’ backs.
Running Backs have roles in running the ball, catching, blocking plus wrecking havoc on yardage.
Wide Receivers catch zooming balls from the Quarterback. These guys have “superhero” speed plus they block, too.
Tight Ends …