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The 3 Football Stances Every Player Must Know

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

No matter what position you play in football, you’ll need to set up in a specific stance before each play starts.

This stance, or way that you position your body, will help you get started off on the right foot when the play begins.

There are three main stances used in football — used by different players in different situations, as they allow the player to start the play off in the best position as possible.

Understanding these stances and what their strengths are is important so you know when to use them during a game.

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What is a Lateral Pass in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

When football teams are desperate late in games, chances are you might see players continue to throw the ball around the field in hopes of scoring a miracle touchdown.

Some of the most famous moments in football history played out this way, including the Miracle in Miami as well as the Music City Miracle.

Teams do these laterals in a legal manner downfield, as a way to transfer the ball from one play to another when they’re beyond the line of scrimmage.

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How to Do a Rip Move in Football (5-Step Guide)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

In football, one of the main tasks of defenders is to get by blockers and disrupt their opponent’s backfield.

Defenders make use of many different techniques to either overpower or trick blockers before rushing to the opposing quarterback in hopes of disrupting him or recording a sack.

How often defenders use these pass rush techniques vary from player to player, with defensive linemen utilizing them the most — on just about every play.

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Who Protects the Quarterback in Football? (Answered)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

All successful offenses in football have one thing in common.

No matter the base formation, offensive philosophy, or game plan, they should be able to successfully protect the quarterback on a consistent basis.

Quarterback is often considered the most important position in all of football — mainly because no other one player on either side of the ball has so much responsibility.

A large part of their success, though, depends on how well the other offensive players are able to protect him.

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What is a Deferred Coin Toss in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

Before each game of football officially starts, officials (together with players from both sides) conduct a coin toss to determine which team gets the ball first.

The referee on the field brings the captains of each team to the center of the field for the coin toss.

The lead captain on the away team will call either heads or tails, and then the referee will flip the coin into the air.

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