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Football Study Guide

5th Grade Study Guide Click Here

  • Football Positions:

    • Quarterback: throws the ball.
    • Center: Hikes or snaps the ball.
    • Receiver: Catches the ball.
    • Running Back: Runs or carries the ball.
  • Throwing the football is called passing.
  • Catching the football is called receiving.
  • A score in football is called a touchdown. A touchdown is worth 6 points.
  • The part of the field that you score on is called an end-zone.
  • A foul in football is called a penalty.
  • Another term for punting the ball is called a drop-kick.
  • When the receiver does not catch the ball it is called an incomplete pass.
  • If the defense catches the ball from opposing quarterback, it is called an interception.
  • When running with the football, you should keep the point or tip of the football covered.
  • When passing the football, fingers should be touching the laces.
  • Pass Pattern:
    • Hail Mary/Bomb: Pass that is usually used to gain a lot of ground or at the end of the game to get a last second score.
    • Button Hook Right
    • Button Hook Left
    • Down and In
    • Down and Out
  • See attachment for pictures of patterns.

Flag Football Rules:

  • When pulling the offensive players’ flag, defenders are to drop the flag where they pulled it.
  • The line of scrimmage is the imaginary line where each play begins.
  • Once the player crosses the line of scrimmage, they may not mat a forward pass.
  • Offensive players are only allowed to make one forward pass per play.
  • When receiving a punt, you may only run toward the end-zone. You may not pass.
  • After an incomplete pass, the ball comes back to the line of scrimmage and down is lost.
  • Defense has to count five Mississippi’s or seconds before rushing the quarterback.


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