Football is a sport that is played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field with goals at each end. The main object is to advance the ball into the opposing team’s goal by running, passing or kicking it. The side that scores more points wins the game.
A football game consists of 90 minutes, divided into two periods of 45 minutes each, known as halves. There is also a 15-minute break between the halves, and extra time may be awarded by the referee for stoppages in play (for example, player injuries).
It takes hard work to excel at football!
Football teaches students that winning isn’t based on individual contributions alone, but on the quality of a whole team. This involves excellent communication, respect and solidarity between teammates, as well as cooperation in achieving team objectives.
It fosters a sense of team spirit and collaboration
College football teams are comprised of core members who groom newer members and take on leadership roles. They must be committed to the team’s success and be willing to support each other all the way through a game.
They must have the ability to motivate themselves and others on the pitch, as well as in the classroom when they’re working on assignments. These skills can serve them well in their careers as leaders, and they will also help them build a sense of empathetic concern for the needs of others.
The physical demands of football – playing for a whole 90 minutes – will train your body to become more efficient at sustained activity, and to adapt to sudden changes in intensity, direction and speed. This will improve your cardiovascular health, muscle tone and overall endurance.