Hi, my name’s Otis St. Clair and I’m here
today to talk to you about the basic rules of football. Let’s start with the offense,
the offense is allowed four downs to get another first down, for another four downs with opportunity
to score a touchdown. The offense can not jump off sides, before the snap of the ball.
The offense can not hold while blocking and here are some basic defensive rules to keep
you in the game. One, you must stay on sides and cannot make contact with an offensive
player before the ball is snapped. You cannot hold or interfere with the pass receiver while
the ball is in the air, that’s called pass interference; that’s a fifteen yard penalty,
or a spot foul, place where, the ball is placed where the foul occurred. You are not allowed
to rough passer, which means once he releases the ball, if you’re in the midst of grabbing
him, throwing him down, that’s a penalty, that’s a ten yard penalty. And, those are
some basic rules of football.