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Flag Football Rules (Easy Beginners Guide)

By Coach Martin | Football Rules & Penalties

Flag football is becoming an increasingly popular version of the sport, especially at the youth level.

For one, it doesn’t have any of the hard-hitting regular football does, which helps protect younger bodies from the wear and tear of the game.

This is especially important for younger kids, as their bodies are not fully grown and developed yet, and their growth could seriously suffer from major injuries too early on in life.

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What is an Illegal Forward Pass in Football (Full Explanation)

What is an Illegal Forward Pass in Football? (Explained)

By Coach Martin | Football Rules & Penalties

Every play on offense is one of two things — either a run or a pass.

After the snap, the quarterback usually does one of two things: either hand the ball off (or toss it) to the running back for a run upfield, or pass it forward to one of their receivers.

With majority of teams preferring to run the ball back in the day, the forward pass was a revolutionary change in football more than 100 years ago.

Teams use these plays to advance the ball quickly downfield, taking advantage of various size/speed mismatches that wide receivers, tight ends and even running backs have over their defenders.

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What is an Illegal Formation in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Rules & Penalties

Football offenses back in the day focused primarily on running the ball, employing bigger players who could physically overpower their defensive counterparts.

As players began to develop new skills and training practices, however, coaches began to open up the game and incorporate more passing plays into the scheme.

Over the years, offensive coaches have constantly innovated to try to stay one step ahead of defenses — and to take advantage of speedier, stronger players at just about every position.

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