Fact: Opposing players are REQUIRED to give ten yards even if not requested by the kicking
team. An opposing player that stands in front of the ball for the purpose of delaying the kick or
forcing the kicking team to request ten yards should be issued a yellow card.
Rule: “Players opposing the kicker shall be at least 10 yards from the ball until it is kicked, unless they are standing on their own goal line between the goal posts.” “PENALTY: An official shall caution a player who fails to move the required distance away from the ball . . . or engages in time- wasting tactics such as kicking or carrying the ball away after a free kick has been awarded to the opponent’s team.” (Rule 13-3-1, Page 68)