The sport of football originated in the United States back in the mid - 1800's. It was actually a spin - off of soccer and rugby, both of those coming from Great Britain. Football has a firm home in America (NFL) as well as in Canada (CFL). There are some differences between the rules of the two leagues. For instance, on a kickoff, the receiving team must advance the ball out from behind the goal line (should it reach that far) or the kicking team scores one point. This one point is referred to as a "single". This rule is extremely similar to the "safety" rule in American football. The rise of American professional football started on August 31, 1895. Back then, the pro games were played on Sundays, just like today. However, this tradition has often been extended onto Mondays. Either way, teams still play once a week. The football fans cherish this one day. In fact, staying at home to "catch" a football game has become a popular custom among friends in both the United States and Canada.
Football, although an entertaining sport, can be dangerous to play should you not prepare with the proper protective equipment. To reduce the chances of severe injury even further, you must develop and stretch the correct muscle groups. The focus of training should be on the calves, hamstrings, groin, biceps and triceps, back, and finally, the shoulders.
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