Football Field

Chapter 1

In this chapter, we welcome you to the sport of American football and introduce you to the football field where the game is played.

Welcome

So, you've chosen to learn the sport of American football. Great choice!

The Field

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.

Rookie Road Football Field Image

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.

Glossary Terms

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:

Interactive Graphics

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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