Football 101 | Chapter 7 | Offense

the offense segment of the football team
is further divided into three main groups with specific positions within each
group the three major groupings for the
offense so the offensive line the receivers and offensive backs each group will have specific
assignments it needs to accomplish for the offense to move the ball down the
field and ultimately score by rule the offensive team must have seven
players lined up on the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped and the play begins the offensive line
normally consist 25 players a center two guards and two tackles whose job is to block opposing players
on all plays run by the offense offensive linemen are usually bigger
and or stronger than the other offensive players and need good balance and quickness in a
limited area it is difficult for any offence to have
success without a well-coordinated efficient offensive line the five offensive linemen must line up on
the line of scrimmage the center lines up over the ball in addition to blocking assignments the
center begins every play by moving the ball to the quarterback either by direct snap or by a shotgun
snap the two guards lineup on either side of
the center the two tackles lineup one on either
side of the two guards for teams that won the ball more than a
pass the tight end may be considered part of
the offensive line the tight end will line up on the line
of scrimmage on the outside of the offensive tackle
and be used primarily as a blocker the tight end may be smaller and have the
ability to run pass routes and catch the ball the receivers group usually starts with
one or two players a flanker and the split end whose job it is to block on running
plays and to run proper pass routes and be able to catch and run with the
ball often they will be asked to block linebackers or defensive backs rather
than bigger defensive lineman the flanker will line
up of the line of scrimmage and split away
from the tight end when the receiver lines up as a wingback
his alignment will be of the line of scrimmage and just
outside the position of the tight end the wingback may be used as a ball
carrier in some offenses the split end lines up on the line of
scrimmage on the side of the field away from the
tight end split out from the offensive tackle either the
flanker or split end can become ball carriers when the offense runs a reverse
play the offensive backfield will usually be
made up of three players 1 quarterback who should be a good
athlete smart understand the offense and be able to
handle the pressure other position in addition there will be 1 fullback who must be able to block on both run
and pass plays carry the ball especially running inside
the offensive tackles and run some pass routes to catch the
ball and one halfback or tailback whose primary
assignment will be to carry the ball on many running plays run proper pass routes catch the ball and serve as a blocker the quarterback
serves as the leader of the team calls the play formation and snap count
in the huddle breaks the huddle brings the team to the
line of scrimmage and at the line calls out the cadence to
start the play he received the snap from the center and either hands the ball off to another
player passes the ball to a receiver or runs with the ball the quarterback
lines up directly behind the center to receive the ball or 4 yards behind the center if he’s
receiving a shotgun snap the full-back will line
up behind the quarterback or directly behind one of the offensive
tackles the halfback in line up behind one of
the offensive tackles or behind the full-back in an


  1. Rugby-No padding, because not as hardcore as football
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  2. Im 15 years old 5'9 205lbs would i be a solid offensive line or defensive line? or would you recommend any other positions that would be great.

  3. Ahh football. I'm a girl. I am gonna play on a football team for my school. And yes it will have boys. And I can do it. So. When I hear u say "he" and that it has only boys. Make me a lil triggered but this did really help.

  4. Thank you for this video I'm starting my first year of football and needed yo learn all the positions love the vid!

  5. Alright looks like this position isn’t my kinda thing I wrote down only one position I’d like because I barley had knowledge of the sport but I’m gonna be offensive tackle

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