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Dropped catches from kicks at U11

I am slightly confused by the recent changes to U11 rules. If a kick off is dropped and knocked forward I understand it is a scrum to the side kicking the ball. However, for all kicks from open play , a knock on would be treated as scrum to the defending team, who have actually knocked forwards. Can anyone confirm if this is correct ?

You are correct. 

Rules actually say:-

"Other than from a restart, a free kick or charge down, if from a kick the ball is played in flight by a player of the non-kicking team and knocked forward, a scrum will be awarded to the non-kicking team from where the ball is touched."

(imho this helps defending players at least try to catch the ball without worrying or letting it run until its earier to collect, which is a good thing)

Then, any knock on from a re-start or free kick = scrum to the non-offending team - standard knock-on rules.

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