So, you've chosen to learn the sport of American football. Great choice!
Let's begin by looking at the playing surface. Below is a picture of the football field. Don't be intimidated by this picture. We'll walk you through every piece of it step by step.
What We'll Be Learning
First, we'll learn about the lines on the field. There are four types of lines you'll learn about:
Next, we'll cover the dimensions of the field. Then we'll learn about the two major components of a football field: the end zones and the field of play. We'll learn about the boundary lines and how they affect the game. Finally, we'll learn more about the yard lines and end with a discussion of the hash marks.
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'll be covering related to the football field:
- End Zone
- Field of Play
- End Line
- Goal Line
- Goal Post
- Boundary Lines
- Yard Lines
- 50-Yard Line
- White Numbers
- Hash Marks
We also offer interactive graphics for you to explore. We made one for the football field to help you understand it.
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