Blow a whistle
Referees in football, basketball and soccer use a whistle for various signals.
I belive start of play means what in England is called Kick Off which is the start of the match where the the ball is kicked to fellow team mates on the blow of the referees whistle.
Referees are the officials who judge how the game is being played. They are the people who watch the game and blow the whistle if their is something wrong, like a foul.
hard and loud
The game begins with the referees whistle blown, followed by the kick off.
well if you want to start correctly, you must start in the middle circle and when the referees blow the whistle whichever team starts with possesion passes it to the person next to them and the game begins.
When they thought that it's too confusing for the referees to blow the whistle 4 times for end of quarters, they thought that they would rather let the referees only blow the whistle 2 times for end of halves.
the referee will blow his whistle and stop the play
3 referees are in soccer and football
The referee indicates that a game is over by blowing his whistle. Traditionally, referees will blow the whistle three times in a long-short-long pattern, which helps distinguish it from other whistles and sort-of has a more final, epic feeling to it.Additionally, some referees will use a hand signal or gesture to accompany the final whistle. This is especially true for televised matches. Some referees will wave one or both hands above their head (think, "That's all, no more, stop!"), and/or point toward the center mark as they would for a kick-off, again using one hand, or more commonly, both hands. In very rare instances of riotous or dangerous conditions where the referee has lost control and cannot regain it, he may simply beckon his crew to exit the field, maybe blow a whistle, and get out of Dodge; referees are awesome, but they aren't superheroes and won't be standing in the middle of a field giving proper signals when things are being thrown at them.A whistle is blown by a soccer referee to signal the ending of a soccer game.