We've already learned that 11 players can be on the field per team during a scrimmage down. However, football is different from other sports in that it allows for unlimited substitutions whenever a play ends. As a result, layers are grouped into three main categories or units:
The Special Teams Unit
Special Teams Unit Goals
Think of the special teams as a highly adaptable unit of players whose main job is two-fold:
- to give their team good field position
- to score points
Special Teams Player Positions
We'll learn more about special teams player positions in future chapters.