A kickoff in which the kicking team attempts to kick the ball only so far as is legally required (beyond the 50-yard line), so as to have a better chance to recover the kicked ball itself; -- it is a risky type of play used only when the kicking team is losing and there is little time left to play.
The kick off has to progress 10 yards to be legal. After 10 yards, the ball becomes free for both teams. An onside kick is a risk play used to try to gain the possession of the ball immediately again after kick off. Lyhyt aloituspotku (Pinomaa) "Onsaidi"
a desperation technique usually only used with little time left on the clock in order to gain another possession of the ball and to hopefully allow scoring again
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a technique used in the sport of American football
A short kickoff that carries the required 10 yards and allows the kicking team to recover what is a live ball available to players from both sides. Often used in desperate situations where the kicking team needs to regain possession of the ball quickly in a game's dying moments.
A short kick (though at least 10 yards), with the plan being to recover the kick and thus gain some yardage.
a play on a kickoff in which the kicking team tries to field its own kick. Generally, the kicking team tries to kick the ball just over 10 yards (the minimum legal kick). This is rarely successful, and is used near the end of the game when the kicking team must score once to win or tie the game.
a play in which the kicking team tries to recover the kicked ball.
If a team kicks the football to the side in order to get the ball back, the kick is known as an onside kick. It is possible for the receiving team to tell when an onside kick is being performed because the kicking team will line up mostly on one side of the field.
A short intentional kick by the kicking team that is designed to recover the ball quickly for the offense. The team that is on-side kicking is losing the game at the end, and needs to recover the ball to score. The kick occurs after a score by the offense. The kick must travel 10 yards before it can be recovered, and no player can touch the ball until it travels 10 yards.
NFL rules state that a kickoff must first touch the ground and go at least 10 yards before the kicking team can recover a kickoff. It does not need to be touched by the receiving team first. This ploy is usually reserved for when the kicking team is losing and there is little time left, or less frequently as a surprise. The drawback to the play for the kicking team is that they are giving the receiving team excellent field position and if the receiver can break through the tacklers, there is a short field for him to score.
Onside kick is a term used in American football and Canadian football for a play on a kickoff in which the ball is kicked a shorter distance than usual in order for the team that kicked it to try to regain possession of the ball. Other benefits of kicking may be sacrificed to that end in an onside kick. The plural version, "onsides" kick, is a variant of the term.