Referee's Signal Number 1 - The Ready for Play

Ready for Play

When used

This signal is used by the Referee to make the ball ready at the beginning of every play as soon as all the officials are ready and the ball has been placed.

How executed

Begin the motion with your arm raised a few inches in front of your face and bring it down in an unhurried manner to about the horizontal, whilst giving a short but loud blast on the whistle.