Football Ball Movement

Chapter 5

In this chapter, we will learn how football teams move the ball up and down the field. At the end of this chapter you should be able to comfortably explain what a scrimmage down is and how it dictates ball movement on the field.

Ball Movement

In order to score points in football, a team must move the ball toward the opposing team's end zone. As a fan, it is important you understand the rules of how teams move the game ball in football.

What We'll Be Learning

We'll learn about the basics of moving the ball in football through running and passing. Next, we'll learn what it means for a team to have possession of the ball. This will lead to a discussion of the scrimmage downs and how they work. By the end of this chapter, you should be comfortable with how teams move the ball on the field in football.

Glossary Terms

At any point, you can go to our football glossary and look up any of the terms discussed in these chapters. Here are all the terms we will be covering related to ball movement:

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