Training & Fitness Tests

Please note the following arrangements for Training during the 2017 festive period:-

Last session – Thursday 21st December

NO TRAINING until it resumes on

Thursday 4th January 2018

Training Arrangements for Season 2017/18

All training will be held at Aberdeen Sports Village on Tuesday and Thursday nights commencing at 6.30 p.m. and finish at 8.00 p.m.

Please remember that for Referees in Categories 1, 2, 3SAR, & 3 ALL absences from training must be explained for recording on the spreadsheet which is forwarded to the SFA.

Therefore, all referees in the above categories are to advise Sandy Roy – Association Manager – to his ‘home’ e-mail address on a weekly basis of the reason for any non-attendance at Training.

70% actual attendance will be seen as the absolute minimum.

Fitness Tests for Season 2017/18

The Fitness Test dates for Season 2017/18 have still to be confirmed.  The test for Categories 1, 2, 3 and 3Dev will be held at a central location, along with the Summer Training Camp on Sunday 4th June 2017.  Details will be sent out via email in due course.

All tests will be at Aberdeen Sports Village with a prompt start at 6.30 p.m. therefore all members are requested to arrive timeously.

Please advise Sandy Roy (Association Manager) if you are unable to attend on the date allocated for your Category.

Fitness Test

The NEW FIFA fitness test is in two parts. First is 6x40m sprints (5x30m for Specialist Assistant Referees) and the second is 10 laps of the track set up as 75m run, 25m recovery x 4 = 400m track.

SARs must also complete a Change of Direction (CODA) test.

The timings for these are below:

Category 1 – 2Dev

6x40m in 6.0s or less

75m in 15s and 25m recovery of 18s

Category 3SAR and 3SARDev

5x30m in 4.70s or less

75m in 15s and 25m recovery of 20s

CODA test

Category 3/3Dev, 4/4Dev & 5

6x40m in 6.2s or less

75m in 15s and 25m recovery of 22s

If you would like to practice the test you can download them here

Category 1-2dev
Category 3SAR-4Dev

The Yo-Yo Test

The Yo-Yo test is being used increasingly in refereeing, and although not a mandatory requirement it is often used as a measure of fitness.  The test is similar to the traditonal bleep test and is set up as shown:

Anyone wishing to practice the test can download the MP3 here,

Yo-Yo Test MP3