Walter Camp: The Father Of American Football

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The sport as we know it as football right now began on November 6, 1869. It started when players from Princeton and Rutgers held the first intercollegiate football contest in New Brunswick, New Jersey, playing a soccer-style game with rules adapted from the London Football Association. And in 1875, Harvard and Yale played their first intercollegiate match, and Yale players and spectators (including Princeton students) embraced the rugby style as well. But it was transformed into football by an Yale undergraduate and medical student from 1876 to 1881 named Walter Camp, known as the “Father of American Football.”. He played football when he was in yale, he played halfback and served as team captain, equivalent to head coach at the time. Even…show more content…
Today football is much more competitive than ever. Players have to go through emmanse training to become a good football player that will be able to move on into the next level of football career. Football players require all around athleticism no matter what position they play. Certain aspects may be more important to one position than another, but still plays a large role in the abilities of a player. So for this reason they have to workout a lot and train everyday and every muscle. Football is played as an explosive sport; plays often last between 2-and-15 seconds. In most cases all the strength and power is put out in a few shots then you get a chance to rest up and do it again. And this will take so much of your stamina and that will make you exhausted, so in order to be able to play for longer periods of time you have to be able to train your body to use some of your strength and your stamina so you can have enough strength and stamina…show more content…
Athletes should always warm-up consisting of dynamic stretching before working out to get the muscles warmed up and running; and also, always workout with a partner. Some of the workouts/training that football player do in order to acquire their strength in college football and in the National football league are Flat Bench Press,Incline DB Press, Rows, Shrugs, Military Press, Squats, Front Squats, Deadlifts, Leg Curls, Calf Raises, Push Press, Power Cleans, Snatches, Abs. These are some of the basic workouts that football players do in their football training. Some other techniques football players use to train is to use tackle dummies, scrimmages, taped-up ankles and pumping iron. They use this during their off-season so they can train their bodies for the upcoming season. Football players must undergo a workout regimen that includes various types of training: weight, speed, conditioning, agility and flexibility. These workouts keep football players in top physical shape throughout the season, increasing strength, size, stamina, speed and quickness. When performing these workouts, make sure you use the same amount of intensity you would during a football game or practice. Performing all the

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