Offside Mechanics

There are 2 signals for each offside decision and there are 3 different signals for offside—Far side of the field, middle of the field and near side of the field. Each one indicates where the player was declared offside. Below are the correct signals. Before each offside, the Assistant Referee raise their flag straight up to get the referees’ attention and once the referee blows the whistle, then the Assistant Referee indicates in which part of the field the player was offside.

Below is the indication for offside near, far and middle side of the field.

Near Side
Far Side. Notice the flag at a 45-degree angle.
Middle Side