Official Hand Signals

Information from 2013-15 Domestic Competition Regulations

Indoor | Beach

INDOOR HAND SIGNALS 
     
1. Move the hand to indicate the direction of service    2. Extend the arm to the side of the team that will serve 
     
     
3. Raise the forearms front and back and twist them around the body    4. Place the palm of one hand over the fingers of the other,
held vertically (forming a "T") and then indicate the requesting team
     
     
5. Circular motion of the forearms around each other   6. Show a yellow card for warning. Show a red card for penalty
     
     
7. Show both cards jointly for expulsion    8. Show red and yellow cards separately for disqualification
     
     
9. Cross the forearms in front of the chest, hands open    10. Life the extended arm, the palm of the hand facing upwards
     
     
11. Raise eight fingers, spread open   12. Raise both arms vertically, palms forward
     
     
13. Make a circular motion with the forefinger   14. Point the arm and fingers toward the floor
     
     
15. Raise the forearms vertically, hands open, palms toward the body    16. Slowly lift the forearm, palm of the hand facing upwards
     
     
17. Raise two fingers, spread open   18. Raise four fingers, spread open 
     
     
19. Indicate the respective side of the net   20. Place a hand above the net, palm facing downwards
     
     
21. Make a downward motion with the forearm, hand open    22. Point to the center line or to the respective line
     
     
23. Raise both thumbs vertically   24. Brush with the palm of one hand the fingers of the other, held 
vertically. USAV: Brush fingers of opposite hand once over palm of
vertical hand
     
     
25. Cover the wrist with a yellow card (warning) and with a red
card (penalty)
  26. Place hands together (palms facing each other) overhead
     
     
Lines 1. Point down with flag    Lines 2. Raise flag vertically
     
     
Lines 3. Raise flag and touch the top with the palm of the free hand   Lines 4. Wave flag over the head and point to the antenna or the 
respective line
     
     
Lines 5. Raise and cross both arms and hands in front of the chest     
     
BEACH HAND SIGNALS | Back to Top
     
1. Move the hand to indicate the direction of service    2. Extend the arm to the side of the team that will serve
     
     
3. Raise the forearms front and back and twist them around the body    4. Place the palm of one hand over the fingers of the other,
held vertically (forming a "T") and then indicate the requesting team
     
     
5. Show a yellow card for warning   6. Show a red card for penalty
     
     
7. Show both cards jointly for expulsion   8. Show red and yellow cards separately for disqualification
     
     
9. Cross the forearms in front of the chest, hands open   10. Life the extended arm, the palm of the hand facing upwards
     
     
11. Raise five fingers, spread open   12. Raise both arms vertically, palms forward
     
     
13. Make a circular motion with the forefinger   14. Point the arm and fingers toward the floor
     
     
15. Raise the forearms vertically, hands open, palms toward the body   16. Slowly lift the forearm, palm of the hand facing upwards
     
     
17. Raise two fingers, spread open   18. Raise four fingers, spread open
     
     
19. Indicate the relevant side of the net with the corresponding hand    20. Place a hand above the net, palm facing downwards
     
     
21. Make a downward motion with the forearm, hand open    22. Point to the court under the net or to the respective line
     
     
23. Raise both thumbs vertically   24. Brush with the palm of one hand the fingers of the other, held
vertically
     
     
25. Cover the wrist with a yellow card (warning) or with a red card 
(penalty)
  26. USAV: Make a circular motion of the forearms with closed fists
around each other. Subs will only be used in Triples, Quads and 
Six-Person play
     
     
Lines 1. Point down with the flag    Lines 2. Raise the flag vertically
     
     
Lines 3. Raise the flag and touch the top with the palm of the 
free hand
  Lines 4. Wave flag over the head and point to the antenna or the
respective line
     
     
Lines 5. Raise and cross both arms and hands in front of the chest