Referee signals

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  1. hockey101

    hockey101 FHF Newbie

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    Is there a good resource that graphically shows the different referee signals in field hockey? The rulebook describes the signals, but I would like to see them.

    Also, which are the 5-10 most important signals for the spectator to recognize, in order of importance.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Magpie

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    1 - Danger
    2 - Obstruction
    3 - 1st Shot too high on a PC
    4 - Stick Check
    5 - PS

    6 - Offside
    7 - Sticks
    8 - The old obstruction signal

    The only visual copy of the signals that I have is a couple of years out of date, sorry.
     
  3. aussieump

    aussieump FHF All Time Great
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    Like Magpie not a current one but Umpirehockey.com had one on heir site recently, this is also a bit out of date but it is a start. maybe cris can post a link for this.

    some of the signals in the doc are still Ok so if all you want is a starting point


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  4. Neo

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    I knocked this up some time ago for the local club - it's based on the document you'll find repeated elsewhere on the web, with a bit of editing and removing old signals - might be useful.

    {just seeing if I can insert an inline preview - yep; the preview image is the signals.png file, the signals4.pdf is an A4 document}

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    UmpireHockey.com FHF All Time Great

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    Which is exactly why I made videos of the signals. Go to UmpireHockey.com and click on ONLINE COURSE on the top right corner of any page. Of course, I'm instantly concerned that there is some signal change and I'm about to find that I didn't update the corresponding video!

    I think the videos require QuickTime but I don't remember. I plan to update the videos .. using a more appropriate actor/actress.

    Cheers...Cris
     
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    Thankfully that rule has gone... :)
     
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    A long time ago, really long time ago and I am surprised that any player under 30 actually remembers that there was offside in the game.
     
  8. redumpire

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    hockey101,

    "Umpires" please, not "referees"! :)

    I think g9 summed up the difficulty that using the word "referee" may cause in a previous post on another thread!

    Redumpire (NOT Redreferee!!)
     
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    I'm 26 and I played one season with the offside rule in place. I started in year 8 (11-12 yrs old) so that must mean the rule changed at start of 1993/4 season.
     
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    That'd be about right. I first umpired in the 95-96 season and it was gone by then, though not by much.
     
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    I'm 26 and I remember it!
     
  12. Diligent

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    Many will be surprised to realise that Offside lasted until 1997. 'No offside' was a mandatory experiment from Sep 1997, and disappeared from the 1998 Rule Book altogether.
     
  13. justin-old

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    When I started playing you had to have 3 players between you and the goal when a pass was made(not necessarily to you), and you could be offside anywhere in the opponents' HALF.... then it went to TWO players, and in the opponents 25 (in that order, I think) :)

    It was a PITA for umpires and players.... good riddance!
     
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    I'm 19 and in my first year (1996) we definitely played offside. The difference in 1997 with no offside was very evident and, as a junior, made the game much simpler and more enjoyable.
     
  15. Kirk

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    Yeah I'm 17 and I remember I started hockey when I was 5 years old, in the 94/95 season, pretty sure I started the year after the rule was abandoned...
     
  16. aussieump

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    Hockey Australia has as part of its online learning program HockeyED, and in this section for registered users have a pdf file on signals.

    Sorry if this does not help others but new umpires can access this section to complete theory components before having their practical assessed. The first two levels are available Community and Beginner
     
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    Can you not upload the .pdf here so people can access it?
     
  18. justin-old

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    My thoughts, too, K.
     
  19. Neo

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    Aussieump - I'm assuming you've either seen the HA pdf file or had something to do with the HA course; is there much difference between the pdf file I've uploaded earlier in this post and the HA one?
     
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    Fairly different as it uses an actual umpire with photos for the presentation. Is spread over four pages

    brief explaination of the signal

    Yes have involvement with the HA course, do have the pdf and will upload when back at home

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