6-1-6 Diagram

6-1-6 If the free kick has gone beyond the plane of the receiver's free kick line and has touched the ground, any K player may then recover. Both conditions must be met - touched the ground and has goes beyond the plane. The order of occurrence has no bearing on the fact that K may then recover. K may not advance a recovered kick.

6-1-6 When the free kick is touched first by a receiver before it has gone 10 yards, it may be recovered by any K Player. The recovery causes the ball to become dead and the down has ended. No K player may advance the recovered kick, However, it is a first down for K.

6-1-6 K1's muff in the neutral zone on a free kick causes the ball to touch R2 and K3 recovers. Because R2's touching caused by K1's muff, touching by R2 is ignored as they will decline first touching. It will be R's ball at the spot of K3's recovery.

6-1-6, 6-5-6, 9-3-8 The MechaniGram illustrates team K has successfully executed an onside kick because the ball has both touched the ground and gone beyond the plane of team R’s free-kick line (the order doesn’t matter). A team K player may touch a free kicked ball after it touches a team R player. Once the ball is kicked, officials on the respective restraining or free kick lines must be aware of blocks by K players. Team K is restricted from blocking unless team R initiates the contact or team K is eligible to touch or recover the ball. If a team K player catches a free kick in beyond the neutral zone, even if there is no team R player in position to catch the ball, it is a foul for kick catching interference.