Growing up in a football household, I just assumed that everyone knows football. I “learned” football in my grandmother’s lap at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas watching more Fightin’ Texas Aggie football games than I can count. She had a gift for remembering plays, stats, player’s talents and “reading” the field and she’d patiently point out and explain the nuances of the game while we were watching. I still definitely don’t get it all – but I can follow along, recognize play patterns and sometimes even call a penalty before the ref’s do and I’m lucky to be watching football with a guy who doesn’t mind explaining things to me as we watch.
I know I’m totally lucky (at least I think so) to have had such great teachers – because football definitely seems like one of those sports that is easier to learn while you’re playing it. So, for anyone who wants to understand or at least know whats going on, we created this handy dandy printable. Football has three levels: 1. the basics, 2. the in depth rules and 3. the team-specific characteristics. This printable only covers the bare-bones basics – but my goal was to inform and not overwhelm. It covers the basics of game structure, who is who and what they do, some basic plays and terminology that is often used and some common penalties. Print it out, front and back, and you’ll have a quick-guide to football at your fingertips. The info included is applicable to pop-warner, high school and college football. The NFL has a few different rules so it will help, but not be as accurate.
Click here to download >> The GAMEPLAN by Handmade Mood << (It’s two pages, meant to print on front and back to make a 2 page book.)
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