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What is a Turnover in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach 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)

By Coach 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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How to Snap a Football Correctly (8-Step Guide)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

Every offensive play in football starts with a snap, yet it’s one of the most overlooked parts of the game.

Those who watch the game simply assume that the snap is just going to happen properly so that the play can start as it’s supposed to.

While this happens more times than not at the upper levels of the game, there are many more issues with the snap at lower levels of football.

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What is the Red Zone in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

Football coaches name different sections of the field to easily detail where the play occurs, and how far the offense is progressing downfield.

Knowing this information helps coaches know what type of plays to call — on both offense and defense — and how to set a game plan for what’s ahead.

One of those sections is what’s known as the Red Zone, and it’s probably the most well-known of them all — it’s also the most important zone on a football field.

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