There is nothing in the game rules that requires us to indicate for the free kick to be taken. It's the same as if someone wanted to take a free kick somewhere else on the pitch. The attacking side can seize the ball as fast as they like as long as it is still and in the appropriate spot.
There are two ways the referee can signal that the free kick has been taken: by blowing his whistle or by raising his arm. If he chooses to use his arm, he must cover the area where the free kick will be taken with his hand.
The only restriction on how quickly the player taking the free kick can decide what position to put the ball into is that he cannot start moving until the moment the ball is kicked.
Quick free kicks are not unusual. Players taking them usually want to get the ball into an advanced position as soon as possible because there is less time between the end of the incident that prompted the free kick and the beginning of play after it has been taken. For this reason, players often rush their decisions and make mistakes. There have even been cases where players have gone back from taking their own free kicks!
Free kicks are important parts of soccer that can change the course of a match. It's vital that you give your team the opportunity to score by taking quick efficient free kicks.
The attacking team may take a rapid free kick in any circumstance without telling the referee, either vocally or visually, and after guaranteeing a distance of at least 10 yards from an opposing player so as not to obstruct the pace of play. Quick free kicks do not have to be taken from the penalty mark.
There is no limit on the number of quick free kicks that can be taken by either side during a match. However, if the visitors score quickly after taking their free kick then the host team has the option of retaking the field through a direct free kick or throwing the ball out for a corner instead.
Each team is allowed one "safety" free kick per half time; this can be taken anywhere within 20 yards of where it was placed by a player who is not considered to be in possession of the ball. This is used when a defender needs to collect himself after being challenged for or receiving a foul. Safety kicks cannot be taken after scoring but can be taken when the opposition scores. There is no limit on the number of safety kicks that can be taken by either side during a match.
If a player enters the field of play with a free kick they are required to take it immediately unless they state otherwise before entering the field of play (e.g., if they need to go to the toilet).
The ball has to be kicked (a goalkeeper may not pick up the ball). A free kick is taken by raising the ball with one or both feet at the same time. To deceive opponents, it is permitted to fake to take a free kick. (This separates the free kick from the penalty kick, where feinting is prohibited after the run-up.)
There are three reasons why it might be useful to feign a free kick: first, because you do not have to go as far away from your goal; second, so that you can move into open space if no opponent commits himself; and third, to escape attention from the referee. All of these reasons apply to any free kick, whether taken by a player or by a member of the coaching staff. It is important to note that while it is allowed to feign a free kick, it is also illegal for an opponent to prevent the ball from being raised by hiding it or by otherwise distracting the person taking the free kick.
Feigning a free kick does not guarantee that you will get a free kick. The referee may decide that you have acted inappropriately and award the free kick against you. However, this only happens if you have drawn attention to yourself by moving or dancing unnecessarily.
It is important to remember that cheating in football goes beyond just taking a free kick.
A free kick is allowed under an old NFL rule that gives teams two options after calling for a fair catch. They can either take the ball at the line of scrimmage and run a play, which is what happens the great majority of the time. Or they can have their player return the ball to the field of play where he was originally called for by snapping the ball before he catches it. This option is available if the ball was not out of bounds when the fair catch was called.
In this case, the free kick was given because the ball was still in play when it was caught. The referee has the ability to blow his whistle and stop the game if he believes that a foul has been committed during the fair catch process.
This is different from a free kick in college football. There, once a fair catch is made, the ball becomes dead to all players except those who were originally in possession of it. There are no further options given to teams after a fair catch is called; instead, there is only one chance left to score a touchdown or avoid a safety.
In the NFL, however, there is always another opportunity, and many fans love seeing their players take advantage of this opportunity by returning the ball for more yardage.
The reason why this is possible is because of the way the rules are written.