Football Basics : How to Play Touch Football

Football Basics : How to Play Touch Football

Talk about touch football. If you want to
play touch football, its really the same thing as tackle football but instead of tackling
the guy to the ground, you’re going to touch them with either one hand or two hands depending
on what the rules were stipulated at the beginning of the game. Hey guys, let’s play one hand
touch. One touch gets them down. Or hey guys, let’s do two hand touch. Makes it a little
tougher, you got to get two hands on the guy then he’s down. If you score a touchdown in
touch football you get 6 points. Its the same as regular football. You can make up your
own rules in touch football because usually touch football is played on the street where
you don’t want to get tackled to the hard pavement. So you just say hey, let’s, hey
that green Chevy down there is going to be the end zone here and you’re going to get
four chances to score alright? And the red Nissan is going to be the other end zone.
You need four people to play touch football. Or three, one all-time quarterback and two
receivers. All-time quarterback means there’s one guy who’s just going to play quarterback
the entire time and really the teams are the remaining two players. One plays receiver,
the other plays defense until he stops them then it switches. There is rushing in touch
football but if there’s no linemen or you don’t want to have an extra player to play
lineman, then you use a count system which common terms are counting the Mississippi’s
or counting bananas so you’d say alright seven banana and as soon the ball is snapped, the
defensive player would say one banana, two banana, three banana, four banana, five banana,
six banana, seven banana, he would be able to charge the quarterback at that time. Blocking
usually in touch football is just kind of, its up to the players to decide how they want
to do it, but usually if you keep your hands in, usually this is kind of like a block,
just keep your hands in like this and you can block otherwise it gets a little messy
when you start pushing and guys start going down and fights ensue and gets a little ugly.

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  1. Six points?!? I thought it was 7 points, but I guess it's the extra point thing where you like kick the ball through the, well you know.

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