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Today I started playing football in a team, in the JV league, and I have to say I felt in love with the adrenaline and with the sport itself, I liked it alot C: But im still a newb, today was the first time i ever tackled someone or the first time i ever threw a football , and IMO i did it fine. I admit i had problems catching the ball when it was too high, mainly, I catched it and then it slipped off my hand. Any tips for a rookie in this sport? Thanks alot ^_^

Btw im not american, and the teams arent school-based.

EDIT: I forgot to say, im aiming for any offensive position, especially RB. Im slender, agile and fast.
Last edited by TheClown at Jun 3, 2010,
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Do you mean American football?

Practice throwing and catching, general hand eye coordination? fitness blah blah blah


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#4
A lot depends on your position. Without knowing, all I can say is keep low, keep square, keep your head up, and have fun. Keep your feet moving.

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If you can, use your body to catch the ball.
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Do NOT put your head down when you tackle. You're going to **** yourself up if you do that. Keep your head up. It can lead to paralysis if you're unlucky.
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If you can, use your body to catch the ball.


ive always been taught to use your hands.... but to TS, no matter what position you play, be AGGRESSIVE. Get angry at the opposing team. If the coaches see you raeg then theyll like you. hit hard and keep going. stay focused too.
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yeah when you catch the ball bring it into your stomach, like how you would catch a rugby ball.

also make sure that you keep looking and stay aware of where your team is so you can always off load the ball in the right direction

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Today I started playing football in a team, in the JV league, and I have to say I felt in love with the adrenaline and with the sport itself, I liked it alot C: But im still a newb, today was the first time i ever tackled someone or the first time i ever threw a football , and IMO i did it fine. I admit i had problems catching the ball when it was too high, mainly, I catched it and then it slipped off my hand. Any tips for a rookie in this sport? Thanks alot ^_^

Btw im not american, and the teams arent school-based.

you are doing it wrong. the only way you can improve your football is firstly to read and understand the rules.
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could have been 3 's but there wasn't nearly enough exclamation marks to emphasize the anger/disbelief

oh yeah
#11
you are doing it wrong. the only way you can improve your football is firstly to read and understand the rules.


Obviously they taught me how to threw it the correct way. They said i was doing it fine.
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you are doing it wrong. the only way you can improve your football is firstly to read and understand the rules.

He's talking about American football.
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Obviously they taught me how to threw it the correct way. They said i was doing it fine.

you dont throw the ball in football. its all about kicking the ball. hence the name "football"

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s talking about American football.


ah ok. i have no idea then. good luck with it!
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could have been 3 's but there wasn't nearly enough exclamation marks to emphasize the anger/disbelief

oh yeah
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You're 20 years old and you have never thrown a football before? I don't even know what to say to that.

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You're 20 years old and you have never thrown a football before? I don't even know what to say to that.

Anyway, good luck and just have fun with the game.

He said he wasn't american in the OP.

But why are you still in high school if you're 20?
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You're 20 years old and you have never thrown a football before? I don't even know what to say to that.

Anyway, good luck and just have fun with the game.


why is this so complicated to everybody?

this guy is in a foreign country to the US, playing american football. he probably grew up playing sports popular in his own country.

practice throwing and catching, as dropping an easy pass is never a good thing, and since your running back, practice maneuvering around people, breaking through tackles, etc...
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You're 20 years old and you have never thrown a football before? I don't even know what to say to that.

Anyway, good luck and just have fun with the game.

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#18
Don't worry about anything but catching the ball, after u caught it u can worry about tds or being hit. Ur build sounds like ud be a better wide reciever, slender usually means getting yourself destroyed at rb.
#19
im 16 O_o maybe i registered with wrong date.

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ALWAYS run to the sideline. Cutting inside never works.
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ALWAYS run to the sideline. Cutting inside never works.

False.

Ignore this.
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False.

Ignore this.


You're a dumbass sophomore from Richmond, which explains why you suck at football.
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#23
If your going for RB learn jukes and stiffarms and most importantly how to tuck the ball. I cannot tell you how many people do not know how to tuck a football so that it doesn't just flop out of your arm. I'd also suggest working out and building muscle and well as doing a lot of cardio. The bigger you are, the better you're going to fair. As for catching, bring the ball to your body as quick as possible, and catch with your hands, not your chest, arms, etc. Any other questions, just ask in the thread, I'll come back eventually. =P
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If you can, use your body to catch the ball.

Don't do this.

When you catch the ball, form your two hands into one diamond/triangle and the ball should fall in perfectly. If you use your body to catch the ball it's just going to bounce off you and you'll look like a jackass.
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You're a dumbass sophomore from Richmond, which explains why you suck at football.



How old are you? Just proves that age means nothing. Grow up.
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Anyways, just get used to collision. Me and my friend did straight-forward tackling drills all the time just for fun. It helped a BUNCH. Alternatively, be Earl Campbell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfJybuzkMT0
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american football?that game is for kids...
play soccer or rugby


soccer is a kids sport...

rugby on the other hand is not
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How old are you? Just proves that age means nothing. Grow up.


Don't give advice if you don't know WTF you're talking about.

You are 16 so you probably don't start for your high school, but if you did, it'd still be Richmond which is about the equivalent of any other Jr. High School's football team.
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You are 16 so you probably don't start for your high school, but if you did, it'd still be Richmond which is about the equivalent of any other Jr. High School's football team.



Sir yes sir!

Sorry I pissed in your Mt. Dew by saying you were wrong about how "cutting to the inside never works". Newsflash: That's not remotely true. If someone sucks as a back, then cutting won't work at all, it's all in the runner killer. It's not a scientific proven fact, it's individual skill. Do you really think that no one ever cuts to the inside and can break free? Have you seen an NFL game? Or even a college game? Hell, or ever been to a high school football game?

Once again, grow the fuck up, internet tough guy.
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Eleven seconds into the video. NEVER DO THAT. I play running back and my advice would be to get low, possibly use your shoulders to plow through people unless your skinny, in which case use whatever speed you got. Lucky for me, I'm quite fast for my weight so I'm a fan of running as fast as I can right through people. Just hold onto the ball... fumbling's pretty much the only thing you need to worry about, other than getting crushed by eleven guys
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Any normal mans neck would just snap under the pressure^
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Sir yes sir!

Sorry I pissed in your Mt. Dew by saying you were wrong about how "cutting to the inside never works". Newsflash: That's not remotely true. If someone sucks as a back, then cutting won't work at all, it's all in the runner killer. It's not a scientific proven fact, it's individual skill. Do you really think that no one ever cuts to the inside and can break free? Have you seen an NFL game? Or even a college game? Hell, or ever been to a high school football game?

Once again, grow the fuck up, internet tough guy.


The kid is a new player jack, he wants to be a RB. I tell him not to cut in. You're a douchebag. Going to the sideline is always the smarter option, anyone who's even played little league knows that. Its common sense.
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Eleven seconds into the video. NEVER DO THAT. I play running back and my advice would be to get low, possibly use your shoulders to plow through people unless your skinny, in which case use whatever speed you got. Lucky for me, I'm quite fast for my weight so I'm a fan of running as fast as I can right through people. Just hold onto the ball... fumbling's pretty much the only thing you need to worry about, other than getting crushed by eleven guys
yeah eleven seconds in is a sure fired way to get paralyzed. It works for earl though since I am pretty sure he is part truck or something.
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yeah eleven seconds in is a sure fired way to get paralyzed. It works for earl though since I am pretty sure he is part truck or something.


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