American Football is the most popular sport in the United States. In Germany, the battle for the oval leather is becoming more popular. The very physical intense team sport it is important not only to force. Depending on playing position specific skills such as speed or high speed performance together with a good throwing technique are required. American Football is by no means just a sport for Schwarzenegger types. Alternatively, there is the strong form defused the flag football in which the body is used largely prohibited by the rules. In Germany there are approximately 230 American football clubs with approximately 21 000 active members. Most clubs are found in Bavaria. 275 teams compete for points throughout Germany regularly in various leagues in the top flight, the German Football League (GFL), to the Jugendflag and flag football league. Professional is in the National Football League Europe (NFL Europe) played, stood in the 2005 five German teams. American Football is not just a "hard men sport". The women play organized in the Women's Bundesliga. Besides the official clubs in the American Football Association of Germany, there are numerous teams at universities. In American football is trained individually relative. Depending on the game position, the training focuses mainly on coordination (throwing technique, fall and Täuschungsmannöver), motor (physical blocking and stopping the opponent) and speed (sprints). American football is also called chess on the lawn. Tactical interplay and solid moves must therefore be practiced regularly. General statements about the number of training sessions or a restriction can hardly be made. American Football thrives on physical contact. To protect yourself and other players, therefore, a helmet and mouth guard duty grating. The body is protected by special shoulder pads, pelvic and tailbone pad, thigh and knee pads in shirts and trousers. Crackling noise by colliding bodies in the game much to hear at the end worse than they are. Strict rules also ensure that the injury has a total limited. Flag football is played on the other hand without equipment. In the low variant of contact football, the ball carrier instead of Tackling by the demolition of a flag (Flag) stopped by the belt. . . Many teens are injured while playing sports, but injuries can be avoided. Follow these basic rules to prevent injury to help everyone stay in the game. The equipment you wear for sports and other activities is the key to preventing injuries. Let's start with the helmet. Are important for sports such as football, hockey, baseball, softball, cycling, inline skating or skateboarding (and skateboarding), skiing and snowboarding, to name a few. "The most protective eye gear is made of a plastic called polycarbonate, which has been tested specifically for use when playing sports. "Polycarbonate glasses that attach to a helmet are worn in sports such as football, ice hockey, softball and baseball. "If you wear glasses, you'll probably need prescription polycarbonate goggles do not just wear your regular glasses when you are practicing on the court or field. "You must wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports or other sports where there is the risk of head injury, such as football, basketball, hockey, volleyball, martial arts, boxing and wrestling. "The elbow pads and wrist guards can prevent arm and wrist bills, and knee pads protect your knees from cuts and breaks. "You should know that sports like football, baseball, softball and soccer require the use of tennis with tacos. But you might not know that sports like skateboarding and biking need special footwear. Ask your coach or doctor what shoes are best for the sport. Not only is it important to use the right kind of equipment, so is that either the size or measures that you need. If you do not know if the team is of the size or appropriate for you, ask a coach, gym teacher or athletic or your parents if the size is correct and if you take it as it should. Many sporting goods stores can also help you choose a team to do well. Do not start any sport or exercise without warming up first if the muscles have not been properly prepared tend to be injured more easily. Start with some light cardiovascular activities like running, jumping jacks, or brisk walking, to set up your muscles. After this warm-up with stretching. (Stretching works best after a warm-up because your tissues are more elastic [flexible] due to increased heat and blood flow in the muscles. ). In addition to stretching exercises and stretches, practice sessions are also excellent preparation for most sports and activities. If you belong to a team, attend as many practices and games as possible. This will help you to be in excellent physical shape and you and your teammates work as a team, and knowing how your teammates play will help prevent injuries. If you do not belong to a team, you work out or practice on a regular basis to improve your performance and lessen the chance of injury. Remember, if a tool is not used, it rusts. So keep in good shape with regular practice. For example, before a game of tennis drills or practicing your serve. Shoot some baskets or play a quick game of one-on-one with a friend. Practice gets your body and brain work together, while improving your performance. Although you should practice regularly, do not overdo. The sudden increase in frequency, duration and intensity of training could improve your performance at first but can later lead to injury. Your doctor or coach can help you develop a practice and a training program appropriate for your age and your level of development. . . .