"Riverside" in football means to have the offense and the defense switch sides of play on the field. It is usually said during a practice when the coach wants to have the offense go the opposite direction on the field, he will say "Riverside it" telling the offense and the defense to switch sides.
On the field of play during a game there are 11 players on both offense and defense. On a team, where the active roster consists of 45 players, there is usually a breakdown of 21 or 22 players on both offense and defense. Two of the 45 players on the active roster are kickers (punter and placekicker) so that leaves 43 players to breakdown between offense and defense.
The Quarterback is the offensive field captain of a football team.
When a team is on defense, they have the same number of players as the offense on the opposite team...11. It is only legal to have a maximum of 11 players at any time during a play.
here by "football" I am assuming as real football and not American football or Rugby. I play both basketball and football, according to me basketball requires more stamina when compared because a good basketball player do not have time to take rest while playing and should always be running around, all 5 players plays as defense and offense, the game is more faster. In football, we have wings, defense, striker etc for various roles and they do not play both defense and offense unlike basketball.Example, when the ball is being played on the other side, that's like when our team attack them, our defense have time to take rest during the game itself staying behind.Basketball = good player runs moreFootball = bad player runs more trying to get the ball
The 1945 West Point Squad (The Black Knights, College Football) went 9-0, finished #1 on offense and defense against the toughest schedule in the Nation and won the second of two National Titles.
During practice go with the linemen, but at home work on your speed and endurance by yourself. (including agility)