Football players, coaches and families who travel abroad with Global Football all share the same feelings when they recall their adventures abroad: they lived the trip of a lifetime and their trip created memories that will last forever.
Today, as Global Football celebrates 25 years of combining educational and pursuit circuits, Founder and President Patrick Steenberge offers former travelers the opportunity to have fun again - and take a second trip of their life.
The 17,000 people from 370 schools and teams who have explored 28 nations on six continents over the past quarter century are now invited to travel to Italy's spectacular Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Rome for a luxury tour. Reservations can be made and a full itinerary can be found on the Anthony Travel website: https://book.anthonytravel.com/r/global-football/global-football-25th-anniversary-tour-pkg-9744
“I have had the pleasure of traveling and sharing so many wonderful places over the past 25 years with amazing people: student athletes, coaches, parents and families,” said Patrick. “A lot of them became instant friends, some kept in touch, but each of them touched me in one way or another. Now I think it's time to celebrate, to bring together everyone who has traveled with Global Football since 1996 for a unique 9 day tour of Italy, with the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Rome.
Reconnect with your teammates, bring your family if you wish, tell stories from your previous world tour, all while enjoying an easy trip, this time without football! I can't wait to join you and find out where life has taken you since the last time we met in a foreign country.
Travelers will depart the United States on October 17 for Rome and, after settling into a lifestyle hotel, will have the opportunity to explore the historic city before attending a welcome dinner. Three fantastic days in the Italian capital will include a visit to a gladiatorial school and guided tours of the Colosseum, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel or Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica.
Transfer to Sorrento, travelers will check-in at Grand Hotel Riviera Sorrento and then the next day, enjoy a panoramic tour along the Amalfi Coast and visit Positano and Amalfi. A guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum will be followed by a pizza lunch on the slopes of Vesuvius and a visit to the vineyards of Lacrima Christy with tastings.
One of the highlights of the trip will be a private boat trip to the island of Capri and a farewell dinner in Sorrento at the famous Ristorante Bagni Sant'Anna. Returning to Rome to complete a second trip of a lifetime, the party of world football will visit the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, then celebrate with a 25 year anniversary dinner.
Know the main point of the game. The goal of American is to score points by carrying the ball from a starting point on a 120-yard long and 53. 3-yard wide field into a specially marked 10-yard-deep area at either end of the field called an end zone. Each team uses the end zone in front of them to score while trying to prevent the opposing team from reaching the end zone behind them.  Each end zone has a Y-shaped structure called the field goal which is positioned on the end line. The field goals are used to score points with special kicks
The end zone that a team is defending is usually referred to as “their” end zone. Thus, a team with yards ( 64. 0 m ) to go before it can score a touchdown is 30 yards ( 27. 4 m ) from its end zone. Teams trade possession of the ball according to rigoureux rules. Whichever team is in possession of the ball is known as the “offense;” the other team is called the “defense. ”
Learn the time divisions. Football is divided into four quarters of 15 minutes each, with a break between the second and third periods called “halftime” that is normally 12 minutes long.  While the clock is active, the game is divided into even shorter segments called “plays ' or ' downs. '
A play begins when the ball is moved from the ground into the hands of the players, and ends when either the ball hits the ground, or the person holding the ball is tackled and his knee or elbow nuances the ground. When a play is over, an official called a referee, places the ball on the yard marker which corresponds to his or her judgment of the place where the forward progress of the player with the ball was stopped. Each team has 4 downs and within those downs, they have to make ten yards from the line of scrimmage ( the starting point ). If the team fails to do so within the 4 downs, the offensive team has to hand over the ball to the opposing team. If the offense succeeds in taking the ball 10 yards in the 4 downs they get another 4 downs to move the ball 10 yards. The teams have 30 seconds to get into formation and begin the next play.
Play time can stop for a few different reasons : If a player runs out of bounds, a penalty is called, a flag is thrown, or a pass is thrown but not caught by anybody ( an incomplete pass ), the clock will stop while referees sort everything out.
Penalties are indicated by referees, who throw yellow flags onto the field when they see a violation. This lets everyone on the field know that a penalty has been called. Penalties normally result in the offending team losing between 5 - 15 yards of field place.  There are many penalties, but some of the most common are “offside” ( someone was on the wrong side of the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped ), “holding” ( a player grabbed another player with his hands, and either player doesn’t have the ball, instead of blocking him properly ), ' false start ' ( When a player moves before the ball is snapped ), ' Unsportsmanlike conduct ' ( When a player does something that doesn’t show good sportsmanship, and “clipping” ( someone contacted an opposing player other than the ball carrier from behind and below the waist ).
The opening kickoff - At the very beginning of the game, the head referee flips a coin and the home team captain calls out which side of the coin will be face up. If acceptable, that captain may choose to kick off or to receive the opening kickoff or allow the visiting team captain to make that choice. Once the kicking and receiving teams are decided, the team captain who lost the coin toss gets to decide which goal his or her team will defend during the first half. This initial play is called the kickoff, and typically involves a long kick down field from one team to the other, with the team that kicked the ball rushing towards the team receiving the ball in order to prevent them from course the ball a long ways back towards the kicking team’s end zone. After halftime, there is a deuxième kickoff by whichever team did not perform the opening kickoff. Throughout the second half, the end zones each team defends is the one opposite the end zone that team defended in the first half
Downs - The word “down” is synonymous with the word “chance” or ' plays ' in American football. The offense is allowed four downs to move the ball at least 10 yards ( neuf. 1 m ) towards the end zone. Each play ends in a new down. If the goal of 10 yards ( 9. 1 m ) from the first down is achieved before the fourth down is over, the count resets to the first down, commonly noted as “1st and 10” to indicate that the standard 10 yards ( 9. 1 m ) are once again required to reset to the first down.  Otherwise, the downs count from one to four. If four downs pass without resetting to the first down, control of the ball passes to the other team
This means that a team that moves the ball 10 or more yards on each play will never be on the deuxième down. Every time the ball is moved 10 yards ( 9. 1 m ) or more in the proper direction, the next play is a first down with 10 yards ( neuf. 1 m ) to go.
The distance required to reset to the first down is cumulative, so running 4 yards ( 3. 7 m ) on the first down, 3 yards ( 2. 7 m ) on the deuxième, and 3 yards ( 2. sept m ) on the third is enough for the next play to be a first down again.
If a play ends with the ball behind the line of scrimmage, the difference in yards is added to the total number of yards required for a first down. For example, if the quarterback is tackled 7 yards ( 6. 4 m ) behind the line with the ball in his hands, the next play will be noted as “2nd and 17, ” meaning that 17 yards ( 15. 5 m ) must be covered in the next three plays to reset to a first down.
Instead of playing the fourth down, the offense can choose to punt the ball, which is a long kick that transfers control of the ball to the other team, but is likely to force them to start farther up the field than they would otherwise have been.