FITNESS TESTING - UPDATED AUGUST 3, 2016

 

We are back to the "State Referee" standard for fitness testing.  Instructors should follow these instructions when administering a fitness test.

 

Make sure that you have the following materials:

  • A whistle

  • A stopwatch capable of measuring to 1/10 of a second

  • The district should provide paperwork for referees who are participating in the test, but it's a good idea to double check and make sure that the paperwork is available.  If you want to have log sheets to keep track of participants, you should bring your own to make sure that you have them!

  • A minimum of seven cones

  • A measuring wheel

  • An audio player and the audio file.  Instructors should listen to the audio file and use the whistle to repeat the alerts for the runners:  short whistle-10 second warning; double whistle-5 second warning; long whistle blast-end of interval.  Although it would be possible to time the intervals using a watch, the 5 and 10 second warnings are important to the runners, and it's too easy to lose track of that when using a watch.

  • Interval testing requires a MINIMUM of three monitors, with five being preferable.  Monitors should be certified instructors, but other monitors may be used with the permission of the SDI.  At least one certified instructor must be present at every fitness test to certify the results.

STATE REFEREE FITNESS STANDARDS

First test to be given is the sprint test.

Participants must run six 40 meter sprints in 98.5 seconds or less.  If they miss the time on one sprint, they are given a 7th opportunity to make the time.  If they miss two sprints, they fail.  Referees who trip or fall during a sprint are given an opportunity to re-take that sprint.

 

Second test to be given is the interval test.

The interval test consists of a 150 meter run, followed by a 50 meter walk.  Participants have 45 seconds to complete the run, and 45 seconds to complete the walk.  Participants must complete a total of 20 intervals, which consists of 10 laps.  Participant complete the run in 45 seconds.  If a participant does not complete a run in 45 seconds, a warning is issued.  If the participant does not complete a second run in 45 seconds, the test is failed.

 

GRADE 7 AND EMERITUS WORKING ADULT GAMES - REFEREE FITNESS STANDARDS

First test to be given is the sprint test.

Participants must run six 40 meter sprints in 10 seconds or less.  If they miss the time on one sprint, they are given a 7th opportunity to make the time.  If they miss two sprints, they fail.  Referees who trip or fall during a sprint are given an opportunity to re-take that sprint.

 

Second test to be given is the endurance test. 

 

Grade 7 referees should complete the interval test as indicated above for State Referees, with one exception.  Grade 7 referees must complete a total of 14 intervals, which consists of 7 laps.

 

Click here to download an audio file to assist with administering the interval test.  (This is the file prepared by US Soccer.)  The file is in wmv format and should play on mp3 players.  It can also be downloaded to a smart phone.  The audio file starts with about 8 seconds of "dead air."  A single beep is heard, indicating 10 seconds to the start.  A double beep indicates five seconds to the start.  On the whistle, runners should start the first interval.  Thereafter, a single beep indicates 10 seconds to the whistle, a double beep indicates 5 seconds to the whistle, and the whistle indicates that time is up and the runner must have completed the run by that time.

 

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Interval testing explanation