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Comparative Study of Motor Fitness of Indian Soccer Referees at Different Levels | Original Article

Manish Shukla*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Abstract – National and international soccer referees’ associations routinely assess the fitness of elitestandard officials because high fitness is considered to be necessary to cope with the physical stress imposed on referees during matches (Castagna, Abt, & D’Ott avio, 2002).The aim of the present research was primarily to compare the motor fitness abilities of Indian Fe´de'ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) referees at different levels (category 1 and category 2) and, secondly, to investigate whether the fitness tests of FIFA provide reliable discrimination criteria between the different levels of referees.