The easy way to learn AMERICAN FOOTBALL!
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The easy way to learn AMERICAN FOOTBALL!

Learn the simple things you must know to understand and enjoy the most popular sport in America!
4.1 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
662 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2014
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course will teach a football novice the basics of the game.
  • If you're a long time fan, the daily updates will keep you "in the know" about team stats, rules, offensive strategies, defensive packages and everything you need to know and what you thought you already knew!
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  • A stable internet connection
  • A desire to learn the game
  • A favorite team to root for!

When everyone is watching the BIG GAME, are you wondering what is going on? Or, are you into the game, cheering-on your favorite team as they 'drive' down the field to VICTORY?

To the 'newbie', Football can seem like a confusing mass of players just running into each other on the field. But, just learning a few simple things will help you understand and enjoy this Awesome Game!

This course is not filled with confusing statistics; it’s a fun and common-sense explanation of the basics of the America’s favorite game in simple, easy to understand terms.

This course is updated weekly with football tips, game and team information, football history and everything you will need to know to become an 'Armchair Quarterback'.

Since the the 1920's, American Football has gone through major updates to make it what it is today: THE NUMBER ONE SPORT IN NORTH AMERICA!


-You have a partner, family and friends who LOVE football and you want to enjoy it with them!

-You want to HAVE FUN with everyone else watching the 'Big Game'

-You want to Be part of the Action!

The popularity of American Football has grown faster than any other sport. Around the world, Football games DOMINATE Saturday and Sunday television like no other event. Football is one of the few sports where the fans want to watch all of the games, not just their favorite team. Over the years, the rules, the uniforms and the players have changed, but football has never lost the magic that has made it the KING OF SPORTS!

When you learn these simple but important things about American Football,


-Impress your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend who thought you knew NOTHING about football!

-Impress your friends with your 'expert analysis' of the game

-Finally understand and enjoy the game!

If you want to get into the game, WATCH and LEARN AMERICAN FOOTBALL!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for "newbies" who want to get a good grasp of the game and for die-hard fans who want to stay up-to date on the rules, regulations, plays and stats!
  • This course is for "newbies" who want to get a good grasp of the game.
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Curriculum For This Course
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?
1 Lecture 09:05

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory"

-George S. Patton

Baseball, Basketball, Hockey and Soccer may be America's pastimes, but FOOTBALL has become America's sport. If you've ever wondered about the basics of how to play (or at least follow) American Football, you're not alone.

Preview 09:05
2 Lectures 12:46

"The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and his opponents"

-Napoleon Bonaparte

Knowing about the football field is critical to knowing the game. When you know what things like yard lines, hash lines and end lines represent, you’ll have an easier time following the game.

Preview 05:31

"Time is the longest distance between two places"

-Tennessee Williams

American football is played by high school, college, and professional teams, and each team wins or loses by THE CLOCK. Each has its own set of rules and although there are some slight variations, the GAME FORMAT stays basically the same.

How it works: THE GAME FORMAT
2 Lectures 11:07

"If winning isn't everything, then why do they keep score?"

-Vince Lombardi

Football strategy involves time, downs and territory, but the goal of the game is to score more points than the other team. When a team has possession of the football, it has several ways that it can score points.

How to score: The POINTS

"It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk, cannot win"

-John Paul Jones

What’s a first down? How is it different from a 2nd down? How many downs can you have? How does a team get more downs? Understanding the downs and distance is key to understanding football.

Go for it: THE DOWNS
2 Lectures 13:55

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”

-Sun Tzu

American Football can seem like a group of guys constantly crashing into each other until you understand some of the basics and start to see the strategy involved.

Executing the strategy: THE PLAYS

"Let the punishment fit the crime"


In American Football, a player who is determined by game officials to have committed an illegal action incurs a penalty on behalf of his team, and the down is replayed. These penalties are assessed in yardage. The rules try to ensure that the penalty is appropriate to the offense committed; a minor offense is usually punished by a five yard penalty, whereas some more aggressive actions can result in much more.

Paying the price: THE PENALTIES
2 Lectures 13:05

"What we do in life, echoes in eternity"


Who's a more prolific passer, Eli Manning or Peyton Manning? Who rushed the middle better, LaDainian Thompson or Emmitt Smith? These modern-day gladiators are the nuts and bolts of the team's-machine!

Men of Steel: THE PLAYERS

"The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity"

-Lewis Grizzard

The game will end, but the battle for ultimate victory never stops. It's time for you to enjoy the season, get excited for the play-offs and cheer during the Championship Game!

Remember to check-in with the daily updates in this course to stay on top of THE GAME!

About the Instructor
Potestas Consulting
3.9 Average rating
7 Reviews
662 Students
1 Course
"Ipsa scienta potestas est"

"Knowledge itself is power"

Hi! I’m Marc Garcia, COO of Potestas Consulting. I’m a certified Project Manager who has developed training programs for companies like FedEx and American Airlines as well as Agencies like the Federal Aviation Administration, The US Army and the US Coast Guard.

I’m also an “extreme hobbyist”: When not working with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, I train individuals and teams on how to compete in extreme obstacle course races. Currently, I’m ranked in the top 5% for his age and gender in the SPARTAN RACE Series. I’ve also played football at the high-school as well as the college level. During the Football season, I participate as a player and an official in several local football leagues.

Potestas Consulting is a partnership of Certified Project Management Professionals and trainers based in the southeastern United States. We create courses and teach subjects like customer service, physical security and project management, as well as provide IT solutions to local business throughout the region. We have over 20 years of experience training clients like British Airways and SwissAir through live, hands-on classes as well as facilitating eLearning courses.