Hey everyone, We are getting into the playoffs of the high school season, and the team I coach had a great season. Today, we are working on free kicks and penalties, and while we have a few tricks up our sleeve, I thought about the rules for free kicks and wanted to see if anyone could clarify something for me. We play a lot of games on football fields, so we can see exactly where 10 yards is located. For a direct free kick in our favor, is it possible to immediately make our own wall in a prime location, 10 yards away? Or does the defense have the right to this area? I'm thinking that if it's not against the rules, it gives us a clear opportunity to open up the near post for a direct shot. If the opponents setup behind us, that's fine... that moves their wall back a little bit. But I think the confusion could be used to our advantage. What are your thoughts?