One of my favorite football players, Kurt Warner, is offering his Football 101 for Kids app for free through the end of the NFL season. After January 1, 2012, the app will cost you $2.99 to download it. The app is designed to teach the basics of the game to children. It’s intended for kids ten and under, but the app will also appeal to anyone who wants to learn about the basics of football. The Football 101 for Kids app is compatible with the Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and new retina screens with iOS 4.0 or later.
I tried out the app for a quick test drive. The app features four quarters. Each of the quarter starts off with a tutorial. During the tutorial, you’re prompted to touch or move various items to score points. After the tutorial is over, you score additional points by answering questions during the lightning round. The more questions you answer correctly, the more points you score. However, each lightning round is timed. At the end of the game, you can win up to nine virtual trophies.
I only played two quarters because of time constraints. I know a little about football so the questions were easy for me. However, it seems like the questions in the second quarter were harder than the ones in the first quarter. It took me a little longer to answer them. My guess is that the questions get harder as the game progress. BTW, there are two levels of difficulty: Rookie and Pro. I played rookie because I wasn’t sure how difficult the questions would be. I guess I should have selected pro.
Up to four players can test their skills in Kurt Warner’s Football 101 for Kids app. According to the website, there are over 500 questions in the game. BTW, portions of proceeds from the sale of the app benefit Kurt and Brenda’s First Things First Foundation.