the closest players are either 10-15 yards off the line. i think it is 15, but not sure. i play a running back usually so i forget
Yes, a member of the receiving team can signal for a fair catch. But, even if he doesn't, he must be given an unimpeded opportunity to catch the kick. The protection terminates if the ball touches the ground or he muffs the kick.
The receiving team must be 10 yards from the spot of the kickoff before a kick and must remain so until the ball is kicked. If they go inside of 10 yards before the ball is kicked, they are guilty of offside, which would would be 5 yards and a rekick, if the kicking team doesn't recover.
Yes. There is no rule about the kicking team passing the 10 yard mark before the ball, only that the kicking team cannot touch the ball before it travels 10 yards unless the ball is first touched by a member of the receiving team.
The restart would be another try for the kicking team. A properly performed kick off must be kicked with a kicking motion and it must move forward.
It depends on if the kicking team player was 10 yards past the line of scrimmage and also on whether it was a punt or kick off. If it was a kick off and the player was 10 yards past the line of scrimmage, then it would be a touchdown. If the player was not 10 yards past the line of scrimmage, then it is a penalty. If it is a punt the ball is placed where the player hit the ball.
All players must be on their own half of the field. The ball is placed on the center mark. All players on the non-kicking team must be at least 10 yards from the ball. The ball may be kicked once the whistle is blown. The first kick must have a forward component to it. The kicker may not touch it a second time until another player has touched it. The players on the non-kicking team may close the gap after the first kick, not on the whistle.
I assume that kick-out would mean to kick the ball out. Maybe you mean a kick-in? Because when the ball is kicked out by another team, the opposing team has four seconds to kick the ball back into play. During the kick-in, the player must hold the ball on the sideline so it doesn't roll. The ball must be exactly on the sideline when you kick it in. Your stepping foot-opposite your kicking foot-must not go over the line when you kick it in. The defense should kick the ball in to the offense of the goalie.
if you are receiving then the forwards line up wherever the opposing team are most concentrated. if your team is kicking then you line up just behind the kicker with most players on the side the kicker has said to be kicking at.
No. Rules state the kicker's plant foot may be beyond the line at the time of the kick. Should a holder of the ball be necessary, he may also be beyond the line. All other players must be inbounds and behind the line at the time of the kick.
A penalty kick is the method of restarting play when a defender commits a direct free kick offense within their own penalty area. There are 10 direct free kick offenses listed in the Laws of the Game. Play is stopped. The goalkeeper must be on the goal line, between the posts, and facing forward until the kick is taken. All non-kicking players must be outside of the penalty area, outside of the penalty arc, and behind the ball until the kick is taken. The ball is placed on the penalty mark. The whistle is blown. The kicking player may stutter step, but not stop, and must kick the ball once the plant foot is down. The kicking player may not touch the ball a second time until another player has touched it.
In the NFL, the team receiving a punt has the opportunity to kick a field goal on the play immediately after a fair catch, even if there is no time remaining on the clock. The team attempting the free kick must either drop kick the ball or have a player holding the ball like on a 'regular' field goal attempt. A kicking tee is not allowed. The defensive team must be positioned a minimum of 10 yards from the line of scrimmage at the time of the kick. If the kicked ball goes through the uprights, it is considered a field goal and three points are awarded to the kicking team. If the attempt is no good, the defensive team is awarded the ball at the spot of the kick unless the defensive team attempts to return the kick. The free kick after fair catch play is rarely seen and is always done at the end of a half. There is no free kick after fair catch rule in college ball.
an onside kick you try to kick it about ten yards and recover it, a punt you try to get it as far down field as you can. Also onside kicks have a tee, and punts you toss in the air and kick it