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.