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Yes, as long as no one on either team touches it before the 10 yards. After the ball travels ten yards during a kickoff it is a free ball. That's correct. Once the ball travels 10 yards, anyone can recover it.

The receiving team can always recover after anydistance. So if an onside kick only travels 5 yards instead of the required 10 and the receiving team recovers, the receiving team would take possession of the ball at that spot.

The 10-yard rule is a restriction on the kicking team only. The kickers cannot recover the ball until is has traveled 10 yards, UNLESS the receiving team touches the ball first. After the receiving team touches the ball, the kicking team can recover, regardless of how far the ball has traveled.

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Q: After a kickoff if it travels over 10 yards is it anyone's ball?
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Why dont kicking teams get to recover on a 40 yard kickoff onside kicks are if ball travels over 10 yards?

As long as the ball ges 10 yards and is grounded at some point during the kick it is a free ball and may be recovered in the field of play by either team.


If a NFL kickoff travels 40 yards hits the ground and is picked up by a member of the kicking team why does the ball go to the receiving team instead of the kicking team due to onside kick rules?

The question is the correct assessment. If a ball travels more than 10 yards, hits the ground in bounds, and the kicking team gains possession of the ball, the ball is dead and the kicking team is on offense.


How do you find net yards per kickoff?

Take the total yards from where the ball was kicked to where it was caught and then subtract the amount of yards gained on the return.For example:Kickoff from the 30 yard line, ball received at opposite 10 yard line = 60 yardsBall returned to the 25 yard line: 60-15 = 45 net yards


On the kickoff if the ball hits a player on the receiveing team what happens?

Kickoffs can always be recovered by either team, as soon as the ball travels 10 yards. So regardless of whether the ball hits a player or not, it's available to the first person who can take possession.


Where is the ball placed after a kickoff that goes out of bounds in the NFL?

30 yards from where the ball was kicked off. If the kickoff was at the kicking team's 30 yard line, the ball will be placed at the offensive team's 40 yard line.


Can the kicking team advance the ball on an onside kickoff after it traveled 10 yards?

Yes, but most the majority of the time they knee the ball.


Can a kickoff be advanced by the kicking team if the receiving team does not touch the ball?

According to the NFL Rulebook: " A kickoff is illegal unless it travels 10 yards OR is touched by the receiving team. Once the ball is touched by the receiving team or has gone 10 yards, it is a free ball. Receivers may recover and advance. Kicking team may recover but NOT advance UNLESS receiver had possession and lost the ball. " According to the NFL Rules, the kicking team may not advance the ball on a kickoff unless it has been possessed first by the receiving team. In the play you saw in the Washington/Seattle playoff game, the ball went unpossessed by the receiving team when the kicking team gained control. In that case, possession is awarded to the kicking team at the spot where the kicking team gained control of the ball. no. the ball is dead where the kicking team touched it


High school rules on punts and kick off?

Can a kickoff team catch the ball in the air if it has gone 10 yards


On a kickoff must the receiving team wait for the ball to go 10 yds before they advance foreward over their scrimmage line?

The receiving team has to line up at least 10 yards away from the kickoff spot, but as soon as the ball is kicked, they can move in to receive the ball. Remember, the rule requiring the ball to travel 10 yards applies only to the kicking team. The receiving team can touch and recover the ball after it has traveled any distance, even if it only goes a yard from the tee.


What are the rules for an onside kick?

The main rule is that the ball has to travel 10 yards downfield before it can be recovered by the kicking team prior to the opponents touching it. A kickoff is a free kick. Whoever recovers a kickoff gains possession of the ball. The ball must travel 10 yards downfield before the kicking team can touch it unless the receiving team touches it first within 10 yards. If the kickoff doesn't travel 10 yards downfield the receiving team is not obligated to attempt a return. The kick must hit the ground, in addition to travel 10 yards to give the kicking team possession of the ball if they can recover the kick. That is why onside kicks are kicked straight into the ground.


Can you onside punt on a safety?

There is no such thing as an onside punt because if you punt it, the other team has to touch the ball before you can recover it. There is such thing as an onside kick on a kickoff when the ball can go ten yards then any team can recover it. Or on an onside kickoff if it hits the receiving team, anyone can recover it


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It is going about 9.3 yards per second; 40/4.3.


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Why Was I Always Taught That Once A Kick off Went 10 Yards It Was A Free Ball Unless It Went Out Of Bounds. I have Seen At Least 2 College Games Where The Ball Went Into The End Zone Untouched And Did?

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No it is not, it is still play on or anyones ball


Where is the ball placed on the ball is kicked out of bounds on kickoff?

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How is golfing scientific?

You hit a small golf ball, and it travels over 200 yards away, and if your clubface is just very slightly off the ball could travel another 40 yards off line. It is more like the swing that makes the ball travel that is the scientific part.


What is the maximum yardage for an onside kick At what point can the kicking team no longer take possession of a kicked ball but only down the ball?

The rules for an onside kick are no different than for any other type of kickoff. On a kickoff, the kicking team can always take possession of the ball as long as it has traveled ten yards. You might be confusing kickoffs with punts. On a punt, the kicking team can only down the ball unless the receiving team touches it first.


Can there be a delay of game on a kickoff in the NFL?

Yes. If the team kicking the ball does not kickoff before the play clock has expired.


How far away is the receiving team from the kicking team during an onside 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.


Which ball travels father a golf ball or baseball?

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What is a kickoff in football?

When you kick the Ball at the beginning of the game!


How far should defenders be when kicking off in Soccer?

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Is the ball dead when the kicking team is offside on a kickoff?

yes


What is the method used to put the ball in play in football?

Kickoff