|aHow football works / |cKeltie Thomas ; illustrations by Stephen MacEachern.
|aToronto : |bMaple Tree Press,, |cc2010.
|a64 p. : |bill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; |c23 x 26 cm.
|aHow sports work
|aDescribes the fundamentals of football, including its history, rules of the game, offensive and defensive players, how to train for a game, and the equipment required, and profiles famous players and games in the sport's history.
|aHow does football work? -- That's the way the ball bounces -- Players -- Field -- Complete Athlete -- Preparing for battle -- Science of explosive moves -- Game time -- Rules and regs -- Football talk.
Football is without question one of the most popular sports in North America. The NFL’s Super Bowl is regularly America’s most watched single game sporting event. The college bowl season — America's national championship games — are also huge national events. So what’s the appeal? And how does the sport work? All the answers can be found in How Football Works. It's an examination of the players, the plays, the legends, and the science behind this powerful sport. With an insider’s eye and a fan’s excitement, Thomas brings kids face to face with some of the most intriguing, sensational and flat-out cool aspects of football. From the way the body initiates a tackle to a behind-the-scenes look at how an NFL team prepares for its weekly game, How Football Works presents the facts, drama, and one-of-a-kind anecdotes that make football such a popular sport.