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Fitness 5/28/2016

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I'd agree that an active centre ref would be close to an active player in distance covered in a game. According to my Fitbit, I cover about 12,000 steps or around 10 km as a player or ref in a full game.

As an AR, it's often less than half t...

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Fitness 5/26/2016

David Carter of Osage, MN USA asks...

I have a friendly wager with another coach.
Does the referee cover more miles during a typical game or does the average player? assuming he is not subbed out.

Thanks Dave...

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Fitness 10/22/2013

Antonio Ortiz of Sacramento, CA USA asks...

How many games are too many to be assigned to a referee in one day before performance is affected? ...

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Fitness 9/19/2013

Al Sinopoli of Friendswood, Texas USA asks...

I was recently told by a local adult league assignor that according to some new US Soccer directive, that my plans to upgrade to grade 5 (from my current grade 6) would not receive much support due to my age (47). The statement was worded as if there...

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Fitness 6/11/2011

elsa of kahrtum, sudan asks...

i am women international assistant referee and my main problem is fitness teast so how can i solve that problem if it's possible please i need your help please thank you


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Fitness 5/11/2010

alex of richmond hill, ontario canada asks...

The comment 'too many referees do not know how to run' caught my eyes. That is one of my problem and despite I have been doing a lot more running practise, my running ability do not improve much.

Can Mr Wickham share some tips as to the prop...

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Fitness 5/6/2010

Erik of Waukesha, WI USA asks...

how much does playing high school soccer help you with refereeing and how can not doing hurt your refereeing

(Note: i'm debating between cross country which i'm pretty good at and soccer which i'm pretty bad at and i'm considering the effect...

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Fitness 2/22/2010

Ryan of Flower Mound, TX USA asks...

Dear Panel,

I have another set of questions regarding referee ethics. We all agree that it is unethical for any referee to accept matches that are outside ones fitness range. But too frequently I find myself with either a center or assista...

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Fitness 6/27/2009

Ron of Birmingham, AL USA asks...

I have been refereeing since '02 and in mid July, I'll be taking charge of my first game during the summer months (I take summers off because of my full-time job).

Since it's probably going to be so hot (around 100 degrees), I was thinking a...

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Fitness 10/26/2008

John Keuth of Fishers, IN US asks...

How far does a center ref or AR run in a typical full sided yout game (say competative U14 or so)? We have a lively debate among us as to the average distance covered. Estimate is up to 3 miles for a center and 1.5 for a AR. Would you have any idea?...

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