Football is America's most popular sport, with the Super Bowl nearly a national holiday. This accessible guide will appeal to young fans of all knowledge and experience levels. First, it covers football's origins and the rules and equipment of its early era. Today's game is described in detail, including rules and objectives, the playing field and equipment, and game officials and their roles. Readers glean tips on fundamentals for the offensive and defensive lines, such as tackling, catching, and throwing the perfect spiral. Aspiring youth players learn how they can get involved in the sport and where to go for more information.
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"Football, an Insider’s Guide", is in a gray area for picture book genre with its chapters and 44pages, but I chose this for Perfect Picture BookFriday because of the pictures on every page and the appeal it would have for ages between four and eight or even eleven. However after I did a little research it was clearly for grades five through eight. It tells the reader about the history of foot ball and an elementary (which I needed) understanding of the game. My late husband loved it and often tried to explain his love of football for me. But I never got it!! Now I think if I Follow up with a game or two I may be able to follow along. And with Super Bowl 50 coming up I have at least this rudimentary understanding of what foot ball is all about and all American’s love. When I worked in a hospital and the game was on TV no one needed pain shots and no family members bothered me with questions I could not answer. IF I asked who was winning , I had instant...
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