Biggest Tactic for Football

The Ohio State Buckeye’s football team will remain undefeated after winning a challenging game against Northwestern University.

Although, there a plenty of technical aspects over key plays that is debatable about what each team could have done to win the game, I noticed that people who eat; breathe; and sleep football, also eat; sleep; and breathe communication.

According to an article written on this website, “the most important tactic in football is Communication.”

One of the key elements, if not the most important, aspects on the field of running great plays is great communication in football. Players need to communicate effectively with each other so that they play well as a team.

Communication in sports is vital for success because without communication players and coaches do not know what other people are thinking. If there is lack of communication then players will rely on assuming what play is going to occur, or which side the ball will land. And we all know what happens when people assume: mistakes that could have been easily avoided occur.

Football is a team game, consequently players and coaches need to voice problems, so the issues are resolved.

    • Voicing gratitude on a great play so that players know that their efforts are appreciated.
    • Voicing encouragement when a player is not having the best of games will help a disgruntled player remain positive.
Ohio State players receive leafs on their helmets whenever they do something good. This is a non-verbal form of communication from the coaches signifying, “well done, keep up the good work."

Ohio State players receive leafs on their helmets whenever they do something good. This is a non-verbal form of communication from the coaches signifying, “well done, keep up the good work.”

In football, the mode of communication is a critical to success on and off the field. Furthermore, communication not only means talking to one another verbally, but non-verbal cues play an important part as well. Particularly, on the field communication is performed in several ways: speech, body language, sign language and eye contact. Using hand signals and other gestures is important so that the other team does not know what is going on. Different ways to ask for the ball:

    • Running into an open space
    • Asking for the ball – speech
    • Raising hands
    • Making eye contact

The bottom line is, even in the high-level physical sport of football, communication is crucial.

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2 thoughts on “Biggest Tactic for Football

  1. What a clever idea! I always thought those stickers were an actual part of the helmet design that made them look cool, but now that I know the real reasoning behind them. I would assume players would have some sort of competition going on to get the most stickers, in turn causing them to perform better.

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