Hand Signals

Sometimes at tournaments it can be difficult to see where your arrow is going (both indoor or outdoor).

Below is an in-house club list of hand signals that we will be using to help with ensuring you know how to adjust your aim point or sight depending on equipment type.

This list is a great tool for our coaches/instructors, parents and our club students (JOAD and AAP). 

SignalSignal TypeSignal MeaningAdjustment Needed
Touch/Pull: Right EarwindageArrows are going to the rightAim to the LEFT
Touch/Pull: Left EarwindageArrows are going to the leftAim to the RIGHT
Touch/Tap: Forehead or Top of HatelevationArrows are going too highAim LOWER
Touch/Tap: Chin or JawelevationArrows are going too lowAim HIGHER
Shrugtarget ringMissWatch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction of where it is going
Hold Up: 1 fingertarget ring1 ring (White)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction of where it is going
Hold Up: 2 fingerstarget ring2 ring (White)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction of where it is going
Hold Up: 3 fingerstarget ring3 ring (Black)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction of where it is going
Hold Up: 4 fingerstarget ring4 ring (Black)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction of where it is going
Hold Up: 5 fingerstarget ring5 ring (Blue)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction of where it is going
Touch: Right Wristtarget ring6 ring – right side (Blue)1) Aim arrow point more to the the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and aim higher or lower accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction where the arrow is going
Touch: Left Wristtarget ring6 ring – left side (Blue)1) Aim arrow point more to the the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and aim higher or lower accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction where the arrow is going
Touch: Right Elbowtarget ring7 ring – right side (Red)1) Aim arrow point more to the the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and aim higher or lower accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction where the arrow is going
Touch: Left Elbowtarget ring7 ring – left side (Red)1) Aim arrow point more to the the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and aim higher or lower accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction where the arrow is going
Touch: Right Shouldertarget ring8 ring – right side (Red)1) Aim arrow point more to the the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and aim higher or lower accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction where the arrow is going
Touch: Left Shouldertarget ring8 ring – left side (Red)1) Aim arrow point more to the the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and aim higher or lower accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction where the arrow is going
Touch/Tap: Nose (x1)target ring9 ring (Yellow)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction of where it is going

“micro” adjustment only
Touch/Tap: Nose (x2)target ring10 ring – outer (Yellow)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by aiming in the opposite direction of where it is going

“nano” adjustment only
Touch/Tap: Nose (x2) + OK hand signtarget ring10 / X ring – inner (Yellow)PERFECT!!! Do not adjust
SignalSignal TypeSignal MeaningAdjustment Needed
Touch/Tap: Right EyewindageArrows are going to the rightMove sight to the RIGHT
Touch/Tap: Left EyewindageArrows are going to the leftMove sight to the LEFT
Touch/Tap: Forehead or Top of HatelevationArrows are going too highMove sight UP
Touch/Tap: Chin or JawelevationArrows are going too lowMove sight DOWN
Shrugtarget ringMissWatch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 1 fingertarget ring1 ring (White)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 2 fingerstarget ring2 ring (White)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 3 fingerstarget ring3 ring (Black)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 4 fingerstarget ring4 ring (Black)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 5 fingerstarget ring5 ring (Blue)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Touch: Right Wristtarget ring6 ring – right side (Blue)1) Move sight to the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Left Wristtarget ring6 ring – left side (Blue)1) Move sight to the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Right Elbowtarget ring7 ring – right side (Red)1) Move sight to the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Left Elbowtarget ring7 ring – left side (Red)1) Move sight to the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Right Shouldertarget ring8 ring – right side (Red)1) Move sight to the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Left Shouldertarget ring8 ring – left side (Red)1) Move sight to the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch/Tap: Nose (x1)target ring9 ring (Yellow)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”.

“micro” adjustment only
Touch/Tap: Nose (x2)target ring10 ring – outer (Yellow)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”.

“nano” adjustment only
Touch/Tap: Nose (x2) + OK hand signtarget ring10 / X ring – inner (Yellow)PERFECT!!! Do not adjust
SignalSignal TypeSignal MeaningAdjustment Needed
Touch/Tap: Right EyewindageArrows are going to the rightMove sight to the RIGHT
Touch/Tap: Left EyewindageArrows are going to the leftMove sight to the LEFT
Touch/Tap: Forehead or Top of HatelevationArrows are going too highMove sight UP
Touch/Tap: Chin or JawelevationArrows are going too lowMove sight DOWN
Shrugtarget ringMissWatch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 1 fingertarget ring1 ring (White)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 2 fingerstarget ring2 ring (White)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 3 fingerstarget ring3 ring (Black)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 4 fingerstarget ring4 ring (Black)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Hold Up: 5 fingerstarget ring5 ring (Blue)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”
Touch: Right Wristtarget ring6 ring – right side (Blue)1) Move sight to the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Left Wristtarget ring6 ring – left side (Blue)1) Move sight to the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Right Elbowtarget ring7 ring – right side (Red)1) Move sight to the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Left Elbowtarget ring7 ring – left side (Red)1) Move sight to the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Right Shouldertarget ring8 ring – right side (Red)1) Move sight to the right

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch: Left Shouldertarget ring8 ring – left side (Red)1) Move sight to the left

2) Watch for elevation signal and move sight higher or lower accordingly by “following the arrow”.
Touch/Tap: Nose (x1)target ring9 ring (Yellow)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”.

“micro” adjustment only
Touch/Tap: Nose (x2)target ring10 ring – outer (Yellow)Watch for both the elevation & windage signals to make adjustments accordingly by adjusting sight to “follow the arrow”.

“nano” adjustment only
Touch/Tap: Nose (x2) + OK hand signtarget ring10 / X ring – inner (Yellow)PERFECT!!! Do not adjust