American Football is considered as one of the most intense sports where you need a lot of physical strength along with a lot of stamina. Even though the root of the sports lies in Russia but over the years, America has made the game their own. There are plenty of American Football international tournaments which are organized every year such as the Tri-Nations which consist of New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, then comes the Six Nations which consists of Ireland, England, Italy, Wales, Scotland, and France, along with other international tournaments such as the Heineken Cup and other tournaments which have high esteem value throughout the world.
Basic Objective Of The Game
The primary objective of American Football is to score more points than the opponent within 80 minutes which is the allocated time for every match. The team who will have the maximum points at the end of the match will be considered as the winner. If both the team has the same number of points, then the match will be declared as a draw match.
To gain points, the players should carry the ball up the field by dodging the players of the other teams. The ball can be either be carried forward or kicked forward while being chased down by the players of the other team. Throughout the game, the opponents will attack their opposition for preventing them from gaining points.
Number Of Players And Equipment Needed For The Game
In a game of American Football, each team will consist of 15 players. The 15 players will be divided into two halves, which are known as the forward and backward. These two halves are segregated even further such as eight forwards and seven backward.
The American Football pitch is divided equally three sections which are the primary playing section which mustn’t exceed more than 110 meters and two goal areas which range from 10m to 20. The pitch should be of 70 meters, and the goal post resemblances the H shape and has a distance of 5-7 meters from one pole to another without any restriction in its height.
The players need to wear gum shield, shoulder pads, shin pads, along with studded boots and each player of a team will need to wear the same jersey along with matching socks and shorts.
The game will be held into two halves and each half will be of 40 minutes and will have a 10 minutes rest period for the players between these two halves.
Each team will have 15 players and can have a maximum of 7 substitutes.
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