American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, the team with control of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the team without control of the ball, the defense, aims to stop their advance and take control of the ball for themselves.
The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, or else they turn over the football to the opposing team; if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
Officials and fouls
The seven officials on the field are each tasked with a different set of responsibilities:
- The referee is positioned behind and to the side of the offensive backs.
- The umpire is positioned in the defensive backfield, except in the NFL
What fans are saying
“The Selects football program has helped me develop a greater understanding of the important aspects of football. The Selects has helped me become a better leader,improved my skills as a receiver and as a football player in general. I like the intensity of the program and coaches. They provide experience and are serious about the game. I have enjoyed getting to play in different places and at a more competitive level of football.”
“The reason I started to play for theSask Selects Football Program was my desire to be on a team that can help set me apart both on and off the field.After joining, I realized that I was amongst a very talented coaching staff.I now believe the Sask Selects has one of the best coaching staff anywhere. No other program I am aware of has this level of focus on development. I have been a part of the program for four years and it’s one of the best decisions I have made.”
“I had the great fortune of being involved in the Selects program on two different levels, first as a coaching assistant and secondly as a father to one of the kids.
I have been coaching football at both the minor and High School level for the past 14 years and as such thought that I had learned all I possibly could about the sport of football. After spending one off season at the Selects camp, I initially felt like a rookie coach all over again and over the course of the winter I learned more then I had in all my previous years.
My son was a mere eight years old and at first, he was overwhelmed with the passion, focus and intensity of the coaches.He quickly learned from them what was requiredto be successful in the sport of football and hopes to continue his involvement with the program for many years to come.
I am a very big advocate to any and all who may ask me what this program would offer their child. As a football coach, at all levels, the results and growth from the Selects players is always evident in those on our teams as well as our opponents.
I do not know if you will ever meet a man more passionate about football and their players then Zeljko Stefanovic and his crew.
Thanks guys for helping to restore my passion for football and I hope for my son and myself to stay involved with your program for many years to come.”