touch football


Definition of touch football

: football played informally and chiefly characterized by the substitution of touching for tackling

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As always, everyone here at WSJ Sports is grateful to our readers, for their loyalty to our coverage and their tenacity in playing in all touch football conditions. Jason Gay, WSJ, "WSJ Readers React: The 2018 Thanksgiving Touch Football Gallery," 26 Nov. 2018 Delightful one-touch football in the build up play pulled Costa Rica's defence apart., "Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica: Late Double Makes Victory Look Easy for Brazil In Hard Fought Encounter," 22 June 2018 There’s always that giant family with the 50-person family touch football game that looks like a gladiator movie. 10. Jason Gay, WSJ, "27 More Rules of Thanksgiving Family Touch Football," 19 Nov. 2018 Robbins maintains children should only play flag or touch football until at least age 12 because so many studies show early exposure to tackle football may permanently harm the brain. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Park District latest to add flag football as parents' fear of concussions grows," 5 May 2018 Participating in a draft eve clinic for local children, Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick and Rashaan Evans were out there playing touch football with the students. Michael Casagrande,, "How Minkah Fitzpatrick, Rashaan Evans relieved stress draft eve," 25 Apr. 2018 Why, in other words, are Republicans playing touch football while Democrats play tackle? Hugh Hewitt,, "Why not a Senate GOP crusade to confirm judges?," 10 Apr. 2018 To play touch football, kids need a football and a street or parking lot, of which there are plenty in the inner city. Roy Bragg, San Antonio Express-News, "Planned East Side ballpark is key for baseball’s future," 27 Feb. 2018 The evening will be capped with a touch football game. Clarence Hill, star-telegram, "Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott to host women's football clinic | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of touch football

1913, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2019

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The first known use of touch football was in 1913

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English Language Learners Definition of touch football

: a form of American football in which the player with the ball is not tackled but instead must stop when touched by an opponent

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