Welcome to the second edition of the wildly popular The Everything® Kids’ Football Book!
So much has happened in the two years since the first edition came out. The Steelers won their record sixth Super Bowl; the Saints took their first ever title, making New Orleans into even more of a party town. Florida and Alabama made the SEC seem to be the best conference in college football. And the Wildcat has changed the way NFL offenses move down the field.
Whether you know a lot about football or hardly anything at all, this book has something to offer you. If you're relatively new to football or if you're looking for new ways to play, Chapter 1 will answer all of your questions. Both longtime and new fans will enjoy the two chapters on professional football and the one on college football. It is easy to find a high school game to watch locally or college and pro games on television. But for the players and coaches, the game itself represents the high point of weeks of preparation. It's not often that a telecast or newspaper report tells fans much about what goes on for a team before game day. But this book can help. Two chapters will give you some insight into the daily efforts of a team: Chapter 5, about high school football, tells you about life around the team, and Chapter 9 talks about the people who make big contributions to the game behind the scenes. New to this second edition is a description of how scouts and statisticians help teams win, and help fans follow the game. There is also advice on starting and running your very own fantasy football league.
If you've mastered the basics of football or want to learn more about the “Xs and Os,” there are two chapters to help you: one about offense (including the “Wildcat”) and one about defense. Hopefully, this book will be able to teach you something about football, no matter what you already know or don't know. Enjoy!