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Question Number: 22228

Other 10/13/2009

RE: competive Adult

osman imoro of cape coast, cape coast ghana asks...

what is the standard fifa fitness test for referees

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

The FIFA test is given to all current FIFA personnel and those that are eligible. It is given in two stages, one for the referees and one for the assistants. The test is a series of six sprints by 40 meters to be done at a specified time. For referees it is 6.2 seconds and for assistant referees, it is 6.0 seconds. The second test is a series of interval sprints - 150 meters to be run in 30-35 seconds, with a 50 meter recovery. The assistants run the same test, but their time is 30-40 seconds with the same recovery time. In both cases, they must complete 10 laps of a 400 metre track.

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