Volleyball Referee Hand Signals The following contains descriptions of the Official FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) Referee’s hand signals that we will be using. It is easy and well worth the effort for any player to learn these basic hand signals. Basics to remember are:
o Signal: Flat rotating hand moving rapidly + + + • Front Slide – Quick set 3-4 ft in front of setter. Just like a “31” just a little closer to setter. o Signal: Pinky and thumb extended (hang loose signal) • Back A – Quick set right behind setter to RS or MB o Signal: Pinky finger pointed down
VOLLEYBALL SIGNALS. 13. Ball Lands Inbounds 14. Out-of-Bounds/ Antenna Violation 15. Begin Serve 16. Substitution 17. Authorization to Enter 18. Point 19. Replay/Re ...
DIAGRAM 11: REFEREES’ OFFICIAL HAND SIGNALS 1 AUTHORISATION TO SERVE Relevant Rules: 12.3, 220.127.116.11 Move the hand to indicate direction of service 2 TEAM TO SERVE Relevant Rules: 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 Extend the arm to the side of team that will serve 3 CHANGE OF COURTS Relevant Rule: 18.2 Raise the forearms front and back and
OFFICIAL VOLLEYBALL SIGNALS PlayPics courtesy of (www.referee.com) 1. Illegal Alignment/ Improper Server 2. Line Violation 3. Illegal Hit 4. Delay of Service 5. Over-the-net 6. Net Fault or Net Serve 7. Illegal Attack 8. Illegal Block/Screening 9. Ball Touched 10. Four Hits 11. Double Hit 12. Ball Lands Inbounds
brush upward across fingertips one time with other hand, palm forward. 11. Four Hits – Hand and arm nearest violating team raised, showing four fingers. 12. Double Hit – Hand and arm nearest violating team raised, head high, showing two fingers. 13. Ball Lands Inbounds – Extend one arm with an open hand palm forward toward the floor
Setters handle approximately one-third of all the contacts by a volleyball team. Because of the number of touches afforded to you, you carry a dramatically over-weighted value. Perhaps more important is that setters are directing the middle contact of the normal volleyball sequence. Between the pass and the attack the setter is in control.
Lift the extended arm, the palm of hte hand facing upward. Raise eight fingers, spread open. Raise both arms vertically, palms forward. Make a circular motion with the forefinger. Point the arm and fingers toward the floor. Raise the forearms vertically, hands open, palms toward the body. Slowly lift the forearm, palm of the hand facing upward.
Hand signals are used to call volleyball plays because... 1. The setter can hide her hand signal behind a players back so the opposing teams blockers can't see what she is calling. 2. In noisy gyms its impossible for the setter to talk to her hitters that may be in the back row or on the opposite side of the court.