If the centre puts the ball into play by a
toss, the quarter may stand three or four
The two most common ways of putting
the ball into play are the "end" and
"flap snap." Take the position of quar¬
ter in receiving the "flap snap" first.
The quarter stands, or rather kneels with¬
out touching his knees, close up behind
the centre about a foot from the centre.
He should face the same flank of the line
all the time, so as not to give the play
away. The quarter should get his body
low and well forward, but must not squat.
The feet should be at right angles with
the gridiron line. He should stand on
the toe of the rear foot and the ball of the
forward foot, most of the weight of the
body resting on the forward foot. The
rear leg should not be straight, but angu¬
lar. The position is such that the quar¬
ter can start quickly in the opposite di¬
rection from that he is facing to receive