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American football’s basic rules

American football is the typical sport of Americans, especially boys who want to express themselves. This sport is ranked above both football and on par with basketball. In this sport, players play with the main hand, feet to run and sometimes to catch the enemy, they rarely use the kick. Are you interested in learning about this sport? The following article will provide you with some information about the sport.

The rule of American football has some similarities to Canadian rugby but it still has differences in game rules and some other characteristics. Some of the main types of American football are high school, college, and professional types.

American football game rules

The attacking team has four times to find a way to get the ball going towards the part of the other team that gets 10 yards (each yard is 0.91 meters long). If after four times of playing without reaching 10 yards, it is imperative to give the ball back to the other team.

After that, your team will have to replace all attacking players with 11 defensive players while the other team does the opposite.

If the team is able to reach 10 yards once in their four turns of attacking, they will get four more turns. As such, if the attacking team sends the ball to the opponent’s bottom line, it gets 6 points – called a “Touch down“. After each score, 7 points (Touch down) and 3 points (Field goal), the team must return the ball to the other team by kicking it from the middle of the field towards the other team. After that, two teams exchange the turn.

There are two big football tournaments in the United States including professional NFL (National Football League) and the amateur (College Football) of universities competing with each other.

The origin of american football

American football is a sport that was born in Rugby City, Warwickshire, England in 1823. Association of European Rugby (FIRA in French Fédération Internationale de Rugby Amateur), was established in 1934. FIRA, the unofficial world championship, was first held in 1960.

American football is popular in many countries, including Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Wales, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, Georgia, Japan, Namibia, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Tonga, the United States, Uruguay, etc. In addition, Rugby League is less popular and mostly played in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

The origin of American football

The origin of American football is said to have come from a controversy. This happens during the English school football match at Rugby School in 1823 when William Webb Ellis picked up the ball with his hand and kept the ball at his side. Although evidence of this story has not yet been released, however, it still became immortal at this school because a memorial board was attached in 1895. And although people still have doubts about the story, the Rugby World Cup trophy is officially named after Webb Ellis.

Former Rugby student Albert Pell, who later studied at Cambridge, was considered the first founder of the American football team. In the beginning, each school had different rules for playing this sport.

THE ORIGIN OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL

An important event of American football in the early days was the birth of the first hand-written of this sport’s rule. It was at Rugby School in 1845 and was followed by the ‘Cambridge law’ in 1848.

World Cup and professionalization

1987 was the first year the American football World Cup was held with Australian and New Zealand hosts. In this first match, the winning team was New Zealand.

The Tri-Nations tournament, consisting of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, has been held annually since 1996.

American football – one of the most dangerous sports!

There are many dangerous sports in the world, but saying American football is one of the most dangerous sport is not exaggerating at all. Any professional player must accept a career risk because of the injury it causes.

American football players hardly avoid a broken hand dangling from their shoulders, breaking their fingers and toes, dislocating their ankles or shoulders, etc. Some injuries can affect their health for the rest of their lives, some can be deep in the brain that will only develop 15-20 years later, which may paralyze the body of the player. Foolish, but it is American football!

AMERICAN FOOTBALL - ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS SPORTS!

American football is one of the most popular team sports. This game is closely related to Canadian rugby but there are some differences in game rules. In the US, some of the main forms of rugby are high school rugby, college football and professional rugby, essentially the same but different at some points in the rules of the game.

Rugby comes from high schools and universities in the United States. The first match of this game is said to take place on November 6, 1869, between the two college teams Rutgers and Princeton. The game was under the rules of primitive American football that players can only throw the ball without running with it.

By the 1870s, universities began to apply new rules for American football, which allowed players to run balls. By 1880, Walter Camp – who was considered the father of American football – wrote the standard rule of modern football in America today.

American football, somehow, is rather dangerous that even US President Barack Obama expressed concern about its violence. He once said that if he had a son, he would have to think “very carefully and for a long time” before allowing him to take part in this kind of physical education.