Next to strength and bravery, the essential requirement is speed. A slow man has no place in the game. Quickness may be acquired just as strength may be developed. It is the jump on the other fellow that counts, and any player of a team who does not start his part with the rest of the formation at the proper instant may easily upset the entire play and spoil what otherwise would have been a good gain. Many people wonder why a team runs up and down the field, going through formations for hours during practice, with no opponents to stop them. It is to perfect speed as well as to acquire a knowledge of the signals and formations. A fast working team will always defeat a slow-running eleven.