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Question Number: 6860

Law 5 - The Referee 11/13/2003

RE: fitness Other

thomas ayala of champaign, il usa asks...

I would like to know if there are percentile breakdowns for the USSF fitness test 12 minute run. For example, if you run 2700 meters, what percentile does that place you in? (for 7s and up).

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer 11/13/2003

There are currently no criteria for running more than the minimum distance for your age group. ..In the humble opinion of this referee being able to run sub four minute miles does not make one a good referee, a good referee is at the point of any major problem at any given time in the match, the rest of the time he's not in the way of the players playing the ball. Fitness is an important part of being successful but it ain't everything! ..Regards,

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Answer provided by Referee Gary Sebalja 11/17/2003

There is always politics going on somewhere. Just keep training and go as far as you can. It can't hurt you.

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