Football Change of Possession

Chapter 6.2

How does a team get possession of the ball if they don't have it? Get ready to learn all the ways teams change possession of the ball in football.

Change Of Possession

Teams will constantly change possession of the ball over the course of a game.

IMPORTANT: When teams change possession of the ball, the down cycle starts over and the team gets a new set of four (4) scrimmage downs.

Here are all the ways teams change possession of the ball in football. We will be covering each one.

  1. Turnovers
  2. Missed Field Goals
  3. Punts
  4. kickoffs
  5. The Coin Toss

We will cover all five (5) ways team change possession of the ball next.

The Coin Toss

The only one we won't cover in this chapter is the coin toss because we've already discussed it. What you need to know about the coin toss is that teams will change possession of the ball after half time based on which coin toss options teams chose at the start of the game.

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