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eynon football test vocabulary
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Players who ordinarily carry or pass the ball on offense. Stationed behind the linemen.
Play in which the ball is thrown or passed in any direction except toward the opponent's goal. Any player may make a ___.
An offensive formation that has an equal number of linemen on each side of the center. Line is unbalanced if more linemen are on one side of center than the other.
action of offensive linemen and backs in which they use their bodies to ward off defensive players from the ball carrier
An offensive play in which a back fakes handing the ball to a teammate, conceals it on his hip, and turns in the opposite direction.
Momentary blocking by an offensive player
a forward pass play in which the receiver runs toward the defender, turns, and runs back toward passer to receive the pass.
a blocking action in which a player throws her body across the back of the leg of a player not carrying the ball. This can cause injury, and is a personal foul
An offensive play in which two backs cross paths in moving toward the line of scrimmage, one faking to receive the ball and the other actually taking the ball.
An offensive maneuver in which the back starts wide and then cuts back toward center of the line.
An offensive maneuver in which one end wheels around, takes the ball from a teammate, and attempts to run for a gain
a player may make a ___ on a kick-off, return kick, or kick from scrimmage by raising his hand clearly above his head before making the catch. He may not be tackled, and must not take more than two steps after receiving the ball. The ball is put in play from the spot of the catch by a free kick or scrimmage.
An offensive maneuver in which a player lines up nearer the sideline than a designated opponent.
A forward pass that travels chiefly in a lateral direction and is usually thrown with a flat trajectory.
An offensive play in which one back hands the ball off to another back who attempts to advance the ball.
An offensive play in which the ball is passed sideward or backward to the line of scrimmage.
line of scrimmage
An imaginary line, or vertical plane, passing through the end of the ball nearest a team's goal line and parallel to the goal lines. Thus there is a line of scrimmage for each team, and the area between the two lines is called the neutral zone. any player of either team is offside if she encroaches upon the neutral zone before the ball is snapped
An offensive play in which the ball carrier takes the ball from another back and attempts to advance without benefit of backfield blockers.
The imaginary line that passes between the lines of scrimmage for each team. Either team is offside if it moves across the ___ before the ball is snapped.
when an offensive or defensive player is ahead of the ball before it is snapped (the penalty is 5 yards)
a score made when a free ball, or one in possession of a player defending his own goal, becomes dead behind the goal, provided the impetus that caused it to cross the goal was supplied by the defending team
An offensive maneuver in which a wave of eligible receivers converge in area where a pass is to be thrown.
A formation in which the quarterback lines up 5 to 6 yards behind the center. usually one or both halfbacks may line up one to two yards on either side of the quarterback and one yard in front of the quarterback
An offensive maneuver in which a pass is thrown, underhand, usually forward to a back behind the line of scrimmage.
when the ball becomes dead behind the goal line legally in possession of a player guarding his own goal, provided the impetus that caused it to cross the goal line was supplied by an opponent. no points are scored on the play, and the ball is put in play by a scrimmage at the 20-yard line
this is the length of a flag football field, not including the endzones
this is the width of a flag football field
this is how many 20-yard zones are in a flag football field
this is how long an end zone is
how many periods are in a game
how long is a period
ten to twelve minutes, with a one minute rest between periods and a five minute rest between halves. games also may be divided into two twenty minute halves with a five minute rest period
where is the team area on a flag football field
midfield; spans 40 yards (20 on both sides of the midfield)
overtime: the games may be decided by which methods
1. award the game to the team with the greatest number of penetrations inside the opponent's 20-yard line
2. award the game to the team with the greatest number of first downs
3. give each team four downs from the 20-yard line and award the game to the team advancing the ball the farthest
^probably will be on the test
when does a forfeit happen
if a team is not ready to play within 10 mins after the scheduled starting time, or a team refusing to resume play after an order to do so by the referee
how many timeouts is a team allowed per half
ways in which a team can score (and amount of points received)
touchdown -- 6
field goal -- 3
safety -- 2
kick after touchdown -- 1
run or pass after touchdown -- 2
how many players are on a team
The offensive team must have at least __ players on the line of scrimmage when the ball is put in play
how many substitutes may be made per game
which officials are needed to officiate a flag/touch football game
how is the game started
coin toss; whichever team wins has the choice of kicking off, receiving, or goals. loser gets to pick from the remaining options
privileges of choice are reversed when
beginning of third period
the ball is put in play at the start of the game, after a score, and at the beginning of the third period by ___
a place kick from the kicker's 20-yard line
defensive team members must be ___ yards away when the ball is kicked
a team has ___ chances to move the ball from one 20-yard zone to the next for a first down
true or false: all players on both teams are eligible to receive a pass
true or false: you can forward pass if you're in front of the line of scrimmage
5-yard penalty infractions
delay of game
fewer than 3 players on line of scrimmage
illegal motion or shift
illegal forward pass
15-yard penalty infractions
illegal use of hands
stance used by the players on the line on offense and defense and sometimes by the offensive backs
stance used by linebackers, defensive backs, and sometimes the offensive backs
true or false: plays should be kept as simple as possible
three common formations
2. shotgun formation
3. single wing formation
an offensive play in which the ball is thrown toward the line of scrimmage
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