What is a Turnover in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Basics

In football, offenses try to advance the ball downfield as far as possible so that they can score points.

Scoring in football can be in many different forms, but the offense usually does so by either scoring a touchdown or kicking a field goal.

There are times, though, when they fall short of being able to score, and end up punting the ball away on fourth down.

Offenses do this so that they don’t risk getting back up too far and handing the ball over to the other team deep in their own zone.

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

ByCoach Martin|Football Basics

There are many different tactics that defenders can use to shed blockers and make their way into open space.

One of the most popular methods of doing so for defensive linemen is the Swim Move.

With this technique, the defender will actually do one thing that goes against some logic when it comes to football — they will be, in a way, going over the top of their blocker rather than staying low the entire time.

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What is 11 Personnel Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Basics

Football coaches have come up with naming conventions for just about everything in the game to make things easier to understand on the fly.

By simply calling out a few numbers or a few words, they can accurately and effectively help themselves and everyone else understand a certain situation.

One example of this is the naming convention used to identify positions on the field on offense — generally referred to as personnel groupings.

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