Interesting Article on Referee Fitness

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Interesting Article on Referee Fitness

Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:50 am

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/04/world.cup.referees.fitness/index.html?hpt=C2

The physical tests referees must pass are pretty impressive:
The first fitness test requires speed. A referee runs 40 meters six times. Each of the six sprints needs to be completed in 6.2 seconds for a male referee. He is allowed 1 minute and 30 seconds between each sprint.

The second test examines the referee's stamina in repeated high-intensity runs. He must run 150 meters in 30 seconds, and then must walk 50 meters in 35 seconds. This is repeated 20 times, which equals 10 laps around a track field. Assistant referees have less strict standards.

12 miles covered PER game? Yeesh, somehow I don't think some of the portly referees I grew up with met that standard...

And a mandatory retirement age of 45?? David Stern... Take note...

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Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:14 am


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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:43 am

I wonder if the refs are being coached on the fine points of the American single digit "#1" gesture and the British "victory" salute....

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