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American football is one of the major sports at the high school football, college football and professional football level. There are actually many variations of football in the United States. Although largely similar, each level of football in the United States has its own set of rules. High school football is governed in the U.S. by the National Federation of State High School Associations. College football is governed in the U.S. by two bodies: the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The major league for professional football is the National Football League. At the professional level, the Arena Football League has introduced Arena Football that is played indoors in a hockey arena. Although similar in nature, the rules are considerably different.

Football is also a popular sport in other countries. Canadian rules football is quite different from American football. The biggest difference being 3 downs instead of 4 downs. This makes passing plays more important than running plays. The Australian Aussie-Rules football is even more dramatically different from American football.

American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football. Both games originally played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. American football resulted from several major changes to rugby football made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most notably were rule changes introducing the line of scrimmage, down-and-distance rules, and forward pass rules.

At AccentSports.com we will primarily focus on American football across all amateur levels. Our goal being to provide amateur athletes with information to help them improve improve their game. However, we will cover skills, techniques and training used by professional athletes as they can be used by amateur athletes.

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