Nine-man football is a type of American football played by high schools that are too small to play the usual eleven-man game. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with
The size of the playing field is often smaller in nine-man football than in eleven-man. Some states opt for a smaller, 80 yards long by 40 yards wide field (which is also used in eight-man and six-man); other states keep the field of play at 100 yards long while reducing the width to 40 yards or play on a full-sized playing field. A yard (abbreviation yd) is a unit of Length in several different systems including English units Imperial units and United Eight-man football is a type of American football, generally played by small High schools Rules and formations vary greatly among states and even among different organizations Six-man football is a variant of high school American football that is played with six players per team instead of 11 In games played on 80-yard fields, kickoffs take place from the 20 yard line rather than from the 35 yard line.
A similar nine-man modification of Canadian football is played on 100-yard fields by small schools in the province of Saskatchewan and has been proposed, but not yet adopted, in Alberta. In accordance with the Manual of Style (see) Canadian English is used throughout this article (see Canadian_English#Spelling) Saskatchewan (səˈskætʃəwən) is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588276 Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905
The rules require that the offense align 4 players in the backfield and 5 on the line of scrimmage. A standard I formation has a quarterback, a fullback, a tailback and five linemen. The following terms are used in American football and Canadian football, but see also the Glossary of Canadian football. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. In American football, a fullback ( FB) is a position in the offensive backfield A running back ( RB) is the position of a player on an American or Canadian football team who usually lines up in the offensive backfield. Lineman in American football. (See also American and Canadian football position names. Usually the outside linemen are a tight end and a wide receiver, but it varies by formation. The tight end ( TE) is a position in American football on the Offensive team. A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football The fourth player in the offensive backfield often plays as an additional wide receiver or tight end.
A common defensive formation is the 4-3-2, with four defensive linemen, three linebackers, and two defensive backs. A defensive lineman is any of the down positions on the defensive side of Canadian and American football. This article relates to Sports. For the Vietnam War bombing raids see Operation Linebacker and Operation Linebacker II. In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage they
The games are frequently high-scoring because the number of players is reduced by more than the size of the field; thus fast players usually find more open space to run within the field of play.
In France, most competitions are played nine-man : games and leagues involving 19 year old players or younger, division 3 (Le Casque d'Argent) and regional leagues. Blocking under the belt is strictly forbidden under nine-man french rules, but the field size remain the same as in eleven-man football.