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

The Everything Kids' Football Book: 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

All-time greats, teams, today's favorite players, and playing tips!

Do you know:
What a draw play is?
Who holds the all-time touchdown record?
What teams play in the Big Ten Conference?

You'll go from rookie to Pro Bowler in no time with this football-lover's guide to the gridiron. Whether you're new to the game or a longtime fan, this book has everything you need to know about the exciting game of football!

Filled with the latest stats, tackle-worthy trivia, and more than 25 fun puzzles, this revised and updated guide gives you all the ins and outs of the game, including:

  • The history of football and the NFL
  • Football stats and record holders
  • How to predict which teams will make it to the Super Bowl
  • How to develop offensive and defensive skills
  • Fantasy football leagues
Packed with the latest draft, scoring, and league information, this end zone—worthy book helps you discover fun facts about football heroes and legends and coaches you on the tactics of the game so you can make that first down like a pro!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440596421
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 08/03/2016
Series: Everything Kids Series
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,156,014
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 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 Came 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 Bowl 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 Co 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?

Joe Montana as … the Quarterback 73

Anthony Munoz 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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