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:
Referee(s) who show the signal in special situations FS OFFICIAL VOLLEYBALL RULES 2015-2016 69 PART 2 - SECTION 3: DIAGRAMS DIAGRAM 11: REFEREES’ OFFICIAL HAND SIGNALS 1 AUTHORISATION TO SERVE Relevant Rules: 12.3, 18.104.22.168 Move the hand to indicate direction of service 2 TEAM TO SERVE Relevant Rules: 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
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 ...
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
Beginners’ Guide to Volleyball Referees’ hand signals SERVE: point arm towards serving team, blow whistle and indicate like this DOUBLE HIT: 2 fingers on one hand raised sky-wards REACHING FAULT: touching ball fully on other side before their play finished BALL IN: point arm towards floor on side ball lands FOUR HITS: 4 fingers on
The National Collegiate Athletic Association Official Volleyball Signals 1 2 3 4 5 Point (Winner of Rally) Ball crossing plane under net Ball in
As shown above, the closed left hand/fist is used to signal the number zero/“0,” a number used only in volleyball matches played using the NFHS rule set. To show double zero/“00,” the other number that is used
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
If you have ever watched volleyball I’m sure there has been a stoppage and point awarded that has left you feeling somewhat confused. As you turn to the referee to look for clarification you may just see a variety of hand signals which only adds to the confusion.