Football Basic Rules For Kids

Football Basic Rules For Kids

Football Rules

The purpose of football is to move the ball down the field to try and score points.

This can be achieved by either running with the football until tackled, or throwing the ball to a teammate.

To maintain possession of the ball, each team's offense gets four chances to move the ball ten yards forward.

If a team's offense fails to move the ball ten yards forward after four attempts, possession of the ball is transferred to the other team.

A touchdown is worth six points, and is scored by moving the ball into the other team's end zone.

The end zone is a ten yard section located at each end of the football field.

If teams are unable to reach the end zone, they can also score three points by kicking a field goal.

Each team is allowed to have 11 players on the field.

Football games are divided into 15 minute quarters, and lasts a total of 60 minutes.