Running up the score occurs when a competitor continues to play in such a way as to score additional points after the outcome of the game is no longer in significant question and the team is all but assured of winning. In the United States and Canada, it is considered poor sportsmanship to run up the score in most circumstances exceptions are listed below. Sporting alternatives include pulling out most of the team's first string players, or calling plays designed to run out the clock e.
In gridiron football , an end run is a running play in which the player carrying the ball tries to avoid being tackled by running outside the end or flank of the offensive line. Most option attacks are based on the end run. Colloquially, and in a metaphorical sense it has come to mean an attempt to avoid a difficult situation by dodging it without confronting it directly, or to attempt to circumvent someone's authority by appealing to a different authority. You do an end run around me again, I'll snap you back so hard you'll think you're a first-year cadet again. When faced with an opposing team using the end run, one requires three things to stop it: outside containment from say a cornerback , defense of the cutback from say a defensive end , and a safety person to defend the halfback pass. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gridiron football play. Retrieved The Moral Liberal.
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This popular swimming game is easily adapted for runners. Mark off a large rectangular area with clear boundaries it could be half a football field or soccer field and start with one runner as "it. The shark calls out, "Come minnows, come! If the shark tags a minnow, they become an additional shark and help try to tag the minnows on the next round of play. The last minnow to be tagged by a shark is the winner. Value: This is a great team-building activity with some speed work in disguise. This game works well when you want kids to try a longer run, but need to keep them close to a home base. The coach takes a puzzle a large floor puzzle works best for younger kids, or a puzzle with under 40 pieces and separates the pieces into several envelopes, placing the envelopes various distances away from home base.
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