Physical Fitness Requirements

A physical fitness test is required for registration, annual renewal and upgrading for the referee classes shown. The test can be administered by designated United States Soccer Federation Instructors. A document signed by the individual conducting the test is required. Fitness tests must be taken within a six-month period preceding the start of a new season or the date of registration.

The referee must pass all of the events that are part of the test at the same testing session. A reasonable rest period should be allowed between events.

Physical fitness requirements vary according to your referee grade.

Physical Fitness Test
Grade 7 State Referee
Fitness Test Age Time/Distance Time/Distance
Endurance Test (meters run in 12 minutes)
Under 38 2200 meters 2400 meters
38-45 2000 meters 2200 meters
over 45 1800 meters 2000 meters
Speed Test 50-meter dash (run once)
Under 46 9.0 seconds 9.0 seconds
Over 45 9.5 seconds 9.0 seconds
Speed Test 200-meter dash (run once) ALL 40.0 seconds 40.0 seconds

 

The referee must pass all of the events that are part of the test at the same testing session. A reasonable rest period should be allowed between events.