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Football Halftime

What is halftime in football? What is the halftime show in football? Let's learn about football halftime.

Football Halftime

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.

Football Regulation

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

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.

  1. To kick or to receive
  2. 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.

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