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American Football | by Walter Camp



The progress of the sport of football in this country, and a corresponding growth of inquiry as to the methods adopted by experienced teams, have prompted the publication of this book. Should any of the suggestions herein contained conduce to the further popularity of the game, the object of the writer will be attained.

TitleAmerican Football
AuthorWalter Camp
PublisherHarper & Brothers
Year1891
Copyright1891, Harper & Brothers
AmazonAmerican Football

With Thirty-One Portraits

-American Football
RUGBY football - for it is from the Rugby Union Rules that our American Intercollegiate game was derived - dates its present era of popularity from the formation in England, in 1871, of a union of som...
-American Football. Continued
At first the play was crude in the extreme, but even in its earliest stages it proved distinctly more satisfactory to both player and spectator than the kicking and shoving which marked the English me...
-End Rusher
The end rusher must get into condition early. Unless he does, he cannot handle the work that must fall to his share, and the effect of a poor performance by the end is to produce disorder at once in t...
-The Tackle
THOSE teams upon which the work of end and tackle has been best developed have, for the last few years, been markedly superior in the opposition offered to plays of their opponents. This fact in itsel...
-The Guard
The position of guard, while it requires less agility than that of tackle, can never be satisfactorily filled by a man who is slow. Many a coach makes this mistake and fails to see his error until too...
-The Centre Or Snap-Back
The man who may be selected to fill the important position of centre-rush must be a man of sense and strength. Brain and brawn are here at their highest premium. But there is another element of charac...
-The Quarter-Back
The quarter is, under the captain, the director of the game. With the exception of one or two uncommon and rare plays, there is not one of any kind, his side having the ball, in which it does not pass...
-The Half-Back And Back
As the game is at present played, the back is more of a third half-back than a goal-tend, and so should be trained to half-back work. It has been well said that all that one can ask of the best rush l...
-The Half-Back And Back. Continued
While it is neither advisable nor necessary that a kicker be prevented from attempting to kick hard until he has his power on, what is the position of his leg and foot upon the swing, and what part of...
-Signals
When Rugby football was first adopted in this country, it was against a strong feeling that it would never make progress against what had been known as the American game. This old-fashioned game was m...
-Training
At the present advanced athletic era there are very few who do not understand that a certain amount of preparation is absolutely essential to success in any physical effort requiring strength and endu...
-Training. Continued
Crews and ball nines have oftentimes the trial of exceptionally hot and exhausting weather to face, while a football team, after the few warm days of September are passed, enjoy the very best of braci...
-Training System Of Jackson And Godbold
Breakfast Stale or whole-meal bread, or toast, a little butter, plenty of marmalade if you like, but not jam. Bacon and eggs, or chops or steaks, with watercress if obtainable. To those who like it...
-A Common-Sense Training System
One author says: Rise at six; bathe; take about two ounces (a small cup) of coffee with milk: this is really a stimulating soup. Then light exercise, chiefly devoted to lungs; a little rest; the brea...
-Sleep And Cleanliness
To come to the third agent of health enumerated some pages back, Sleep. As a rule, it is not a difficult matter to see that members of a football team take the requisite amount of sleep. There are occ...
-A Chapter For Spectators
To those who have never played the game of football, but who chance to open the covers of this book, a short explanation of the divisions and duties of the players will not be out of place. For these ...
-Blaikie's How To Get Strong
How to Get Strong, and How to Stay So. By William Blaikie. Illustrated. 16mo, Cloth, $1oo. Mr. Blaikie has treated his theme in a practical common-sense way that appeals at once to the judgment and...
-Blaikie's Sound Bodies
Sound Bodies for our Boys and Girls. By William Blaikie. With Illustrations. 16mo, Cloth, 40 cents. A manual of safe and simple exercises for developing the physical system. Mr. William Blaikie's n...
-Books For Anglers
Ply-Rods and Ply-Tackle. Suggestions as to their Manufacture and Use. By Henry P. Wells. Illustrated. Square 8vo, Cloth, $2 50. The book is one of great value, and will take its place as a standard...
-Dr. C. C. Abbott's Works
Upland and Meadow. A Poaetquissings Chronicle. By Charles C. Abbott, M.D. 12mo, Cloth, $1 50. Delightful reading for students and lovers of outdoor nature .... Here the author discourses with the g...









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