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APPENDIX C

UMPIRES' SIGNALS

Time start
Turn towards the other umpire with one arm straight up in the air.

Time stopped
Turn towards the other umpire and cross fully-extended arms at the wrists above the head.

Time left
For 2 minutes, raise both hands straight up in the air with pointing index fingers. For one minute, raise one hand straight up in the air with pointing index finger. Once a signal has been acknowledged no further time signal is needed.

Hit-in from the side-line
Indicate the direction with one arm raised horizontally; point downwards towards the side-line with the other arm.

Hit for behind the back-line
Extend both arms horizontally sideways.

Hit-in from the side-line (corner)
Point one arm at the corner flag nearer where the ball crossed the back-line.

Bully
Move the hands in front of the body alternately up and down across each other with the palms facing each other

Goal scored
Point both arms horizontally towards the centre of the field.

Advantage
Extend an arm high from the shoulder in the direction in which the benefiting team is playing.

Dangerous play and/or bad temper
Stop play and make a calming movement by raising both hands horizontally, palms downward, in front of the body, moving them slowly up and down. Indicate the penalty if necessary.

Free hit
Indicate the direction with one arm raised horizontally and the open hand at face level.

Free hit progressed up to 10 meters
Raise one arm vertically with fist clenched.

5 meters distance
Extend one arm straight up in the air showing an open hand with all fingers extended.

Penalty corner
Point both arms horizontally towards the goal.

Penalty stroke
Point one arm at the penalty spot and the other straight up in the air; this signal also indicates time stopped.

Obstruction
Hold crossed forearms in front of the chest.

Obstruction (third party)
Alternately open and close crossed forearms in front of the chest.

Ball not stopped at penalty corner
Make a rolling movement with the hands.

Kicks
Slightly raise a leg and touch it near the foot or ankle with the hand.

Raised ball
Hold palms horizontally in front of the body, facing and approximately 150 mm from each other.

Signals for kicks, obstruction and raised ball should be shown if there is doubt about the reason for the decision.