The Everything Kids' Football Book, 6th Edition: All-time Greats, Legendary Teams, and Today's Favorite Players--With Tips on Playing Like a Pro

The Everything Kids' Football Book, 6th Edition: All-time Greats, Legendary Teams, and Today's Favorite Players--With Tips on Playing Like a Pro

by Greg Jacobs

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Overview

Everything you need to know about America’s favorite sport, in a revised edition of The Everything Kids’ Football Book, complete with up-to-date stats and the latest information on your favorite players and teams!

The Everything® Kids’ Football Book, 6th Edition is full of the fun, action, and excitement of America’s favorite sport—perfect for young football fans! Featuring dozens of puzzles and games, this new edition has current stats for all of your favorite players and teams. This book introduces new football fans to all of the various positions they can play, teaches them the rules and history of the game, and gives them tips to develop their skills. From their first Pop Warner game to the Super Bowl, The Everything® Kids’ Football Book, 6th Edition is sure to be a touchdown for kids and parents alike!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507208496
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Series: Everything® Kids , #6
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 34 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Greg Jacobs is the author of the past eight editions of The Everything® Kids’ Baseball Book. Jacobs has worked as a reporter/statistician for STATS, LLC, and is the play-by-play voice for the Woodberry Forest School baseball team. He has been umpiring since 2007, and has coached baseball teams at several levels.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Playing the Game 7

Where Did Football Come From? 8

Rules of the Game 10

You Can Play Too 13

Skills for Every Type of Player 14

Backyard Football 16

Chapter 2 The National Football League 21

A Brief History of the NFL 22

The NFL, Championship Game 23

Another New League and Expansion 24

Bigger and Bigger and Bigger 26

The Biggest Event in America: The Super Bawl 29

Chapter 3 The NFL Today 35

Who Are These Teams, Anyway? 36

Playoffs 37

The Bosses 38

Be a Part of the Action 41

If You Can't Go 43

Chapter 4 College Football 47

What Is the NCAA? 48

College Football Compared to NFL Football 49

How College Football is Organized: Conferences 52

Determining a National Champion 55

Bowl Games 56

The Best College Football Rivalries 57

College Football Beyond Division I 60

Chapter 5 High School Football 63

There's a 'Team for Everyone 64

The Offseason-Getting in Shape 64

Scouting the Opponent 68

The Week Before a Game 68

State Championships 70

Chapter 6 Offensive Football 71

What Is the Offense? 72

Joe Montana As … the Quarterback 73

Anthony Muñoz Anchors … the Offensive Line 76

Walter Payton Embodies the Running Back 81

Jerry Rice Is … the Wide Receiver 82

Offensive Schemes: Formations and Methods of Attack 85

The Read Option 88

Fooling the Defense 89

Chapter 7 Defensive Football 91

Defense! Defense! 92

Mean Joe Greene Anchors … the Defensive Line 92

Mike Singletary As … a Linebacker 94

Darrell Green Covers His Man in … the Secondary 96

The Two Major Defensive Alignments 98

Defensive Strategies 100

The Specialists: Kickers. Punters, and Blocking the Kick 103

Chapter 8 Fantasy Football and Other Fan Favorites 107

How Does a Fantasy League Work, Anyway? 108

Manage Your Fantasy Draft with Skillful Strategy 110

Dominate Your Season with Clever Roster Moves 111

Football Video Games 117

The Pro Football Hall of Fame 119

Chapter 9 Behind the Scenes 121

The Bosses on the Practice Field: The Coaching Staff 122

Who Makes You Look Good: The Equipment Manager 123

Team Managers 126

OW! The Athletic Trainer 127

Keeping a Clean Game: The Officials 129

The Statisticians Know More Than Just the Score 132

The Scouts 133

Appendix A Football Facts and Records 135

Appendix B Glossary 138

Appendix C Puzzle Answers 140

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