Alumni Football Guide
The Basics Of American Football
Among the most competitive sports in the USA is American football which is sometimes called as gridiron or tackle football. It is a thrilling and fantastic game which combines both strategy and physical play and is participated by 2 teams to make points by just hitting the ball to the goal post of the opposing team.
The game's general rules are primarily about the ball passing which could be passed to other teammates or carry the ball around. There are a number of ways by which a team could generate points and of course, the team with the highest points in the entire game wins.
Despite the fact that American football is pretty similar to Canadian football, there are still 2 differences between the said games. In America, the various forms of footballs include professional football, college football and high school Gridiron Alumni football and each league has its own rules. The major form of professional American football is none other than the National Football League or the NFL.
On the other hand, this particular sport is not just famous in the US but in other countries as well including the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Finland, Spain, Mexico, Austria and all other nations of Pacific Islands. The sport is managed by IFAF or the International Federation of American Football.
If you will do research regarding the game's history, you'll discover that it traces back to earlier forms of rugby football as well as association football. As a matter of fact, this can be said that American football was a development from different variations of rugby football along with the changes in rule was created by Walter Camp who is deemed as the founding father of American Football.
On the other hand, professional football wasn't introduced until the late 19th century and Ohio League was then formed in 1903 which is also the foremost professional League and from that point, the American Professional Football Association was born in the 1920s. Later on, it was changed under the name of NFL or National Football League after several years.
The field that is used to play Alumni Football USA should have 360x160 feet while the scoring area in the game is referred as the end zone. The game starts with a coin toss which will determine which team will get the possession of the ball. The game is then split into 4 15-minute quarters along with 12 minutes intermission time before the 2nd quarter is over.