Soccer Referee Resources
Home
Ask a Question
Articles
Recent Questions
Search

RSS FEED Subscribe Now!

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Offside
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick


Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Pre-Game
Fitness
Mechanics
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School
Other


Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Advertise
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef
Panel Login

Question Number: 13712

Fitness 9/9/2006

RE: Rec Under 17

Allie Newkirk of Fairfield, Ohio Americia asks...

Hello my name is allie and i would like to know how much you run in a game because i am over weight and i want to be a referee.

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

Allie you can expect to run 14-17 kilometers on a 90 minute match. Without that ability the referee is seriously deficient.

Regards,



Read other questions answered by Referee Chuck Fleischer

View Referee Chuck Fleischer profile

Answer provided by Referee Ben Mueller

Depends on the age and the competitive level of the match. Sometimes I run very little if ball is always in same spot and sometimes I run up to 6 miles or more in a 90 min match.



Read other questions answered by Referee Ben Mueller

View Referee Ben Mueller profile

Answer provided by Referee Debbie Hoelscher

Hi Allie
I congratulate you are your desire to be a referee. You do run a lot, for sure. However, if you want to change the way you are now and feel better about yourself go take the class to become a referee. Also, set about 90 minutes aside 3 - 5 times each week to go run or bike or some kind of cardiovascular training. Drink a ton of water and stay out of the fast food joints and all you can eat diners. You will shed your pounds, become more fit and more able to keep up with play and will improve your overall health and well-being. One our greatest female FIFA referees started as an "over weight housewife" who just wanted to spend time with her kid at her soccer games. She started training and ultimately became one of the fittest referees (male or female) in the nation -- possibly the world.



Read other questions answered by Referee Debbie Hoelscher

View Referee Debbie Hoelscher profile

Ask a Follow Up Question to Q# 13712
Read other Q & A regarding Fitness

Google
Web AskTheRef.com
Soccer Referee Extras


Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.


Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer


Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef





This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members.