Referee and Assistant Referee Hand Signals

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Play On / Advantage

Referee indicates with his hands

That the Advantage Rule

Applies and play should continue

Direct Free Kick

Referee points in

The direction of kick

Indirect Free Kick

Referee raises his hand

Until ball is kicked

And

Touched by another player

Goal Kick

Referee points to a corner

Of goal area from

Which kick is to be taken

Corner Kick

Referee points towards corner

Of the field from which

Kick is to be taken

Penalty Kick

Referee points

To penalty mark

From which kick

Is to be taken

Throw-In

Assistant Referee

Holds The flag out

To his side,

Pointing in the direction

The throw is

To be taken

Corner Kick

Assistant Referee

Points his flag

At corner area

From which kick

Is to be taken

Offside

Assistant Referee

Points his flag straight up

Above his head

To signal offside

Violation to the referee

Offside Location

After Assistant Referee

Signals offside,

He then shows location of infraction

By holding his flag out

In front of him -- flag held high

Indicates infraction occurred

At far side of the field,

Middle = center of field,

Low = side of field nearest to him

Goal Kick

Assistant Referee

Points his flag at goal area

From which kick

Is to be taken

Substitution

Assistant Referee

Signals to the referee

By holding his flag

Overhead with both hands

Caution or Expulsion

Referee holds Yellow card

Or

Red card above' head'

 

The information above was adapted from the Ken Aston Referee Society web site (http://www.KenAston.org)

 

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