Football also is known around the world as American Football has rules that fill over 100 pages in the official guidebook. There are some basic rules that a person should be aware of to increase their understanding of the game.
The football field is shaped like a rectangle and two teams face each other. When a team reaches the end zone they score a touchdown which is worth 6 points. After the touchdown, they will have a chance to kick a field goal for an extra point or run the ball into the end zone again for two points. Many teams choose to kick the field goal.
The offense is the team whose turn it is to score the touchdown. The team that is trying to stop them from scoring points is known as the defense. The quarterback is the player that will throw the ball to other members of their team that will run the ball into the end zone. The defense has to stop them by tackling the player with the ball.
The game is played for a total of 60 minutes. It is divided into four fifteen-minute quarters. Half time is a short break after the first two quarters. The game usually lasts longer than 60 minutes due to time outs by the teams and by the referees.
Many young people enjoy the game of football. Football often starts at the elementary levels and goes all the way up to professional players. To play the game, a player has to be tough and not afraid of getting hit. This is a physical contact sport but players are allowed to wear pads and protective gear. Football has become a favorite pastime of people in the United States and American Football is catching on to people all around the world.