We've already learned about the structure of a football game. Every football game, is made up of two halves or four quarters of game time.
A long break from play called halftime separates each half in football. During this time, play is suspended. The teams go into their respective locker rooms to strategize.
Football Halftime Show
To keep fans entertained, some football games have something called a halftime show. The halftime show usually consists of some form of entertainment like a marching band.
PRO TIP: If you're watching on TV, there's usually a breakdown of each team's performance by sports analysts on major networks.
Football Second Half
So what happens when teams come back to the field after halftime? Who gets the ball? Well, do you remember the coin toss? The team that lost the opening coin toss gets their first choice of the following coin toss options at the start of the 2nd half.
- To kick or to receive
- Which goal to defend
REMEMBER: If the team that wins the coin toss chooses to defer, they will get their first choice of the coin toss options above at the start of the 2nd half.