The Basics of Football

Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide and can be played by both kids and adults. It is a team sport that requires good teamwork and communication skills to ensure the best possible results.

The game of Football is a sport that involves two teams of eleven players competing against each other on a rectangular field. The dimensions of the field vary depending on where the game is being played but it must be within 100 yards long and 50 yards wide. It must also have a 6 yard box, two 18 yards boxes and a centre circle with a spot for penalty kicks placed 12 yards out of both the goals and centre circle.

Each team has eleven players on defense and offense, unlimited substitutions and special teams. The goal of the game is to pass or run with the ball and place it in the opponents’ end zone.

There are four types of scoring points in the game: Touch downs, Field Goals, 1pt Conversion and Penalty Kicks. A Touch down is when the receiving team carries the ball over the opponents’ touch line and places it in their own team’s end zone; a field goal is when the opposing team tries to score by kicking the ball between their own goal posts; and a goal is scored when the opposing team scores by kicking the ball into their own goal from outside the opposing team’s goal area.