Date:Sun, 6 Jun 2010 17:18:27 -0400
Reply-To:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
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From:Ralph Bigio <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: Stats on a Full 90 Match (was World Cup referees outrun
Starting 5-6 years ago, I wore a pedometer during many of my matches and
kept track of the results. As CR in high-level youth games on full-size
fields I was averaging 100-120 paces per minute. Translating to 90-min
games and estimating my average stride during a match gives 8-10km.
Last year I got a GPS watch (Garmin 305). It told me I was averaging around
8km in high-level youth matches.
I’m 63 and increasingly slowed by arthritis. If I can do 8km in a
high-level youth match, I would venture that 12km would be a walk in the
park for a high-level CR half my age in an international match. It might
not reach 12mi in every game, but the 12-mile figure doesn’t sound
unreasonable to me for that level.
On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 14:19:56 -0400, Rich Bernat <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>The line about covering 12 miles in a 90 minute match seems a tad high.
>That is on pace for a 3:15 marathon pace. I consider myself an
>accomplished & fit referee. My Garmin is the non-gps (foot-Pod) style so
>the calabration is not as accurate as a GPS but depending on the style of
>match and field size/type, I log between 6 and 7.5 miles in a full 90
>competitve youth and adult matches. None of my assessments have ever
>commented on lack of movement or speed. As a reference, I am an upper
>40's State 6 referee... working on my 5 upgrade.
>As an AR, I usually get between 3 to 3.75 miles.
>Does anyone have any stats that indicate they are close to the 10-12
>miles/match (non-O/T)? I realize Brian and others are elite athletes and
>reffing on a level & stage that many of us dream about. I certainly
>respect the commitment/effort it takes to get there... even on our
>National refs are an impressive milestone to achieve.
>I wonder if the author of the article took some license with formulating
>the number. Maybe took one number and extrapolated it out. Maybe they
>used numbers from a full-90 O/T match.