Flag Football

STUDY
PLAY
BLOCKING
Offensive movements used to keep the defense from flagging the ball carrier.
CENTERING
The offense putting the ball in play from the ground by the center.
DEFENSE
The team protecting their goal.
DOWN
A predetermined number of downs traveled a certain distance will allow for a new set of downs. Example: The offense has four downs to travel ten yards to retain possession. The number of downs chosen in a game is usually determined by the size of the field and the number of players. We will go four downs to get ten yards
END ZONE
The area between the goal line and the end line, which creates an area for a receiver to have both feet in to score a touchdown.
FIELD GOAL
A score of three points made when the ball is kicked over the crossbar between the uprights of the opponent's goal post (this is not done in flag football
FLAG GUARDING
Any player using hands, arms, clothing, spinning, or leaping to prevent a player from pulling a flag (penalized a distance and loss of down
FORWARD PASS
A pass thrown by a player from behind the line of scrimmage forward toward the opponent's goal. Opposite of a lateral pass.
FUMBLING
Failure of a player to retain possession of the ball while running or while attempting to receive a kick, hand off, or lateral pass. When fumbled, the ball is dead and the offense retains possession.
GOAL LINE
The zero yard line at each end of the field and when crossed by the football in the hands of an opposing offensive player a touch down is scored.
HUDDLE
Two or more players discussing plays between downs.
INTERCEPTION
This happens when a defensive player catches a forward pass intended for an offensive player.
LATERAL PASS
An offensive player throwing the ball backward towards his or her own line. Opposite of a forward pass
SCRIMMAGE LINE
This is the imaginary line the ball creates to separate the offense from the defense before each snap of the ball
OFFSIDE
Position of a defensive or offensive player, except the center, when any part of the body is beyond the line of scrimmage.
OFFENSE
The team in possession of the ball and trying to score.
OWN GOAL
The goal a team is defending to their backside.
PASS INTERFERENCE
An act in which a player pushes, blocks, or removes a flag or holds an opponent to prevent them from catching or intercepting a pass
PLACE KICK
Kicking the ball from the ground or from a tee placed on the ground.
PUNT
Dropping the football from the hands and kicking it before it touches the ground.
RECEPTION
The act of catching the ball that is thrown by an eligible player on the offense.
SAFETY
The defense causing the offense to move backward into their own end zone and removing the flag
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