Games

Good Resolutions
Each person is given a paper and pencil and requested to writ...

Ataakut
Introductory Note.--This game is played among one of the ba...

Whip Tag
(Light the Candle; Beetle-goes-Round) _10 to 30 or more ...

Bonce-eye
Bonce-Eye is played by each player putting down a marble with...

Hiding Ring Thimble And Penny
Hide ring, thimble and penny in room. To one who finds ring, ...

Basket Ball
A game of ball which may be played either indoors or out, but...

Initial Tag
A pupil who is "It" is sent to the board. He writes thereupon...

Food
Seed-eating birds do best if they are fed on canary seed and ...

FOOTBALL

Source: Outdoor Sports and Games
Category: ONE HUNDRED OUTDOOR GAMES





The present game of football as played in American schools and
colleges is a development of the English game of Rugby. There are
twenty-two players, eleven on a side or team. The game is played on a
level field, at each end of which are goal posts through which the
team having the ball in its possession attempts to force or "rush" it,
while their opponents by various means, such as tackling, shoving or
blocking, strive to prevent the ball from being successfully forced
behind the goal line or from being kicked over the crossbar between
the goal-posts. A football field is 330 feet long by 160 feet wide. It
is usually marked out with white lines five yards apart, which gives
the field the name of "gridiron." The various positions on a football
team are centre rush, right and left guards, right and left tackles,
right and left ends, quarter-back, right and left half-back, and
full-back. As in baseball, the rules of football are constantly being
changed and the game as played ten or fifteen years ago is very
different from the modern game. The various changes in rules have been
made with a view to making the game less dangerous to the players and
more interesting to the spectator.

The principal scores in football are the "touchdown" and the "field
goal." In a touchdown the ball is carried by one of the players and
touched on the ground behind the opponents' goal line. In a field
goal, or, as it is often called, "a goal from the field," the ball is
kicked over the crossbar between the goal posts. In a field goal the
player executing it must not kick the ball until after it has touched
the ground. Such a kick is called a "drop kick" as distinguished from
a "punt" where the ball is released from the hands and immediately
kicked before touching the ground. A team in possession of the ball is
allowed a certain number of attempts to advance it the required
distance. Each of these attempts is called a "down." If they fail to
gain the necessary distance, the ball goes to their opponents. It is
customary on the last attempt, or down, to kick the ball so that when
the opposing team obtains possession of it it will be as far as
possible from the goal line toward which they are rushing. In this
play a "punt" is allowed. There are also other scores. A safety is
made when a team is forced to touch the ball down behind its own goal
line.

The ball used in American football is a long oval case made of leather
and inflated by means of a rubber bag or envelope. The football
player's uniform consists of a heavily padded pair of trousers made of
canvas, moleskin, khaki or other material, a jacket made of the same
material, a tight-fitting jersey with elbow and shoulder pads, heavy
stockings, and cleated shoes. Players will often use other pads,
braces and guards to protect them from injury. Football is usually
played in the fall months after baseball has been discontinued on
account of the cold weather. A full game consists of four
fifteen-minute periods.





Next: GARDEN HOCKEY

Previous: FOOT AND A HALF



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 3362

Game Sources

Outdoor Sports And Games
Games Without Music For Children
Indian Games
Games For All Occasions
Games And Play For School Morale
Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Games For Everybody
Games For Halloween
School, Church, And Home Games
What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
The Book Of Sports
Ciphers For The Little Folks

Game Categories

Games For Adults
Games For Special Days.
Thanksgiving
Feats And Forfeits
Eighth Grade
Quiet Games
Zigzag Games
Group Games For Adults
Ball Games
Washington's Birthday
Games For The Home
Pets
Ball Games
Thinking, Guessing, And Acting Games
Easter
Games For A Story Play Hour
Outdoor Games For Boys
Lincoln's Birthday
Gardening
Schoolroom Games For Intermediate Pupils
Balls And Bean Bags
Fourth Grade
Games For Children
Second Grade
Playhouses Of Other Peoples
Games With Marbles.
Outdoor Games For Boys
Games For Adults
Rainy-day Games
Suggestion For Conducting Play Leaders' Training Class
Schoolroom Games For Advanced And High School Pupils
Games For Cold Weather.
Table And Card Games
Guessing Games
Writing Games
Games For The Playground
Schoolyard Games For Intermediate Pupils
One Hundred Outdoor Games
First Grade
Picnic Games
Swimming.
Christmas
Outdoor Games For Older Boys And Young Men
Sociable Games For Young People
Bean Bag And Oat Sack Games
St. Valentine's Day
Games For The Schoolroom
Keeping Poultry.
Sports
Hazard Games
Carpentering.
Fifth Grade
In The Train Or During A Wait At A Railway Station
After Dinner Games For Christmas
Bees.
Graded Games For Schools And Community Recreation
In The Country
Trick Games For Sociables
Dangerous Games.
New Year's Day
Singing Games
Out For A Walk
Hallow-e'en
Third Grade
Competitive Stunts
Outdoor Games For Girls
Fourth Of July
Stunt Athletic Meet
Schoolyard Games For Primary Pupils
April Fool's Day
Schoolyard Games For Advanced And High School Pupils
Dolls' Houses
Counting-out; Choosing Sides
Dolls' Houses And Dolls Of Cardboard And Paper
Miscellaneous Active Games
Playing Alone, And Games In Bed
At The Seaside
Seventh Grade
Candy-making
Sixth Grade
Schoolroom Games For Primary Pupils
Ice Breakers For Sociables
Games At The Dining Table
A County Fair Play Festival
Woodcraft
Gymnastics.
May Day
Games Of Strength
Games For A Party
Gardening.
Sociable Games For Grownups
Cricket.
Drawing Games
Games And Pastimes For Washington's Birthday
Games For Tiny Tots
Racing Games For Picnics
Indoor Occupations And Things To Make
For The Younger Children
An Indoor Sports Fair