9-3-7 Diagram

9-3-7 No member of the kicking team shall initiate contact to (block) an opponent on a free kick until the legal kick has traveled 10 yards; the kicking team is eligible to recover a free kicked ball; or the receiving team initiates a block within the neutral zone.

9-3-7 No member of the kicking team shall initiate contact to (block) an opponent on a free kick until the legal kick has traveled 10 yards; the kicking team is eligible to recover a free kicked ball; or the receiving team initiates a block within the neutral zone.

9-3-7 No member of the kicking team shall initiate contact to (block) an opponent on a free kick until the legal kick has traveled 10 yards; the kicking team is eligible to recover a free kicked ball; or the receiving team initiates a block within the neutral zone.

6-1-6, 6-5-6, 9-3-7 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.